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All it takes is one error

I have a speculative tree built on Ancestry that includes the surnames Crotts, Worley, Howard, and Lamb.

My mom’s closest cousin on Ancestry, a predicted 3rd cousin… which I now know they share 142cM with the longest segment being 68.9cM long (Thanks to gedmatch). 313 more words


DNA Testing, A Review

Since I’ve had a chance to experience the big three Autosomal Testing Sites, I felt I should explain what I like or don’t like about them. 487 more words


The Melting Pot

One of my favorite things about traveling is meeting the people and learning the cultures and traditions of the countries I’m visiting. To truly become a Sojourner. 311 more words


Stigler / Oliphant

I’ve previously made connections to Robert Oliphant b. ~1771 ; d. ~1841 ; m. Abigail Davenport…

I created a family tree based on a 4th-6th cousin match from AncestryDNA and had shared ancestors with the Olpihant side, the Davenport side – one generation down/younger was Mary Oliphant who married William Stigler. 229 more words


Haplogroup H

l’ll be honest – I din’t think haplogroups would really help me at all.. I mean I had no idea what they were!

When I learned that maternal haplogroups are passed down on the maternal side… I decided to dive in full force.   297 more words


Kunz / Streider Family Revisited

After re-evaluating my process, I’ve decided to go back and look at the families I’ve already looked at.

My mom has one 3rd cousin match that has Peter Kunz and Anna Catherine Streider as her great great grandparents.   500 more words


Names, Names, and more Names

It is amazing how I now know the history, or at least partial history of my mom’s biological family. I’ve been able to make connections to families back in the 1700’s.   598 more words