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Lehr, Stigler, Oliphant – New Connections

Lehr, Stigler, Oliphant – New Connections

I got stuck tracing records back on the potential lead that I wrote about in the last post so I decided to give my brain a break from that and work on creating a 4th cousin tree that had the […]

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Finding Shared Ancestors – A Walk Through

Finding Shared Ancestors – A Walk Through

Finding Shared Ancestors I was telling my sister how I’ve made some progress recently and I quickly realized that she had no idea what I was talking about.  I think it’s because she’s not on Ancestry.  So I’m going to […]

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Dead Ends and More Testing

Dead End I’ve been hitting a lot of brick walls and just dead end after dead end with this Blackwell family. I really thought we had found my mom’s birth mother. DNA matched to one side of the family but […]

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How to Share AncestryDNA Results

How to Share AncestryDNA Results

*If someone asked you to share AncestryDNA results with them, skip this intro and go down to step 1. *If you are trying to figure out how you and another person are related, this will be VERY helpful… Download Google […]

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Blackwell – Johnston – New Connection

Blackwell – Johnston – New Connection

Challenge Accepted! We’ve all experienced it. You send a message to someone and they don’t understand what you are asking for and the conversation from then on out is just slow.  Well, this type of situation led me to find […]

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DNA – A Waiting Game

DNA – A Waiting Game

DNA DNA has really pushed our search along.  Because of it, we’ve been able to find one branch of my mom’s biological family tree.  We still haven’t figured out where she fits in to that tree but we’re working on […]

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AncestryDNA – Basic Review

AncestryDNA – Basic Review

My Review of AncestryDNA AncestryDNA is pretty limited with what you can do when you get your results.  I say limited but it’s meant to be simple.  If you are thinking about doing a DNA test, I definitely recommend AncestryDNA […]

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AncestryDNA – The Next Step

A Strange Request Back in May, my mom asked me what I wanted for Mother’s Day. She was expecting something like a manicure, an outfit, a day of watching my son but my answer was AncestryDNA testing. My mom was […]

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