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I have been doing research too. Not finding much, but I'm looking for things that I knew were out there but I couldn't find. Things like my husband says both his parents were married several times more then I have marriage licenses for. But the one I really wanted was the first time they married each other. That is the time they had their children. Well I still haven't found all the marriage licenses, but I did find that one. I now have 3 for his father and 4 for his mother and 2 are where they married each other. DH says I'm still missing one for his father and 2 for his mother. At least I found all that had children involved. And ti think his mother was upset that I was divorced once.

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Sorry I haven't been on more but I'm neck deep in genealogy research! I'm finding a ton of information online. Lots of census records, death records and all. I've found whole families that I didn't have. My individuals on my Family tree maker has now jumped to 16,742! Almost 100 added the last few days. I'm just amazed!
I've been going on Familysearch.org and checking records by state. I just pulled up a line I wanted to work on, and started back at the beginning and looked up everyone I could find. There are still a lot of empty spaces on the information on people but this is just amazing me. I'm not getting anything else done for working on genealogy - right now my Hook/Hooke line.
I did work some on my 2nd cookbook. I am putting photos in this one so I put in photos last night. My son is my editor so I'm just waiting for him to review things. He wants to submit it again, and order a proof copy so we can see how the photos are going to work. Just to get him on it because I had wanted this published last month. Delays are sometimes good though.
Hope everyone has a fantastic week. Take care.

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Genes for Good is not taking any more DNA tests...you can still do the surveys.

But it got my husband involved and he ordered DNA testing for both of us from MyHeritage
He is adopted...so he will learn a lot more than I will from these tests! should be fun.

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I have my sample sent off on the Genes for Good. I think these kind of programs are really good. I'm also involved with Alzheimer's research since my late Dad had Alzheimer's and his brother and mother. I do have the gene for late onset Alzheimer's according to my DNA.

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I am going to look into that GenesforGood and have sent information to some of my cousins, siblings, nieces...grandchildren, daughter-in-laws....free DNA testing will get more involvement

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RAMONA1954 I have been involved in a similar study at Washington University in St. Louis for about 8-1/2 years. It is the Psychology of Aging. They just added the DNA to it about 2 years ago.

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Have y'all heard about Genes for Good? It's a research study at University of Michigan. It's a facebook app. If you have facebook you can look it up. They are using social media to learn more about people.
What you have to do, once you sign in, is answer survey questions. There are two types of survey questions you need to do - one is about yourself like medical history and different things. They're usually not too long. One I remember tests your memory. Then there are daily surveys. These are just a couple minutes long and ask about how your day was the day before. They're easy and quick and you don't have to do them every single day unless you want to. They said daily or weekly in my letter.
After you answer a set number of surveys, mine was 28 (which was daily and the others total) they send you (if you don't opt out of it) a spit collection kit for your DNA. I got mine Friday and they ask you not to do it unless your healthy. So since I've got a slight cold, I'm holding off a few days. Then once you do the collection you put it in the return prepaid envelope and send it off. They said the results will take about 2 to 3 months. You must be 18 to participate.
Their goal in this study is to accelerate genetic and health research using social media. The research team will use the information you provide to advance the knowledge of genetics, disease, behavior, and human ancestry.
I've done 23andme but since this was a research project I thought I'd join it also. I'm telling others who want to know their ancestry but don't have the money to pay Ancestry or any other companies about it.
Here's the link genesforgood.sph.umich.edu/

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Both Ancestry.com DNA and Family Tree DNA have now started their Holiday sales, joining the group that started last week (MyHeritage, LivingDNA, and 23andMe). So buy your family members tests for Christmas at whichever company you used for your own test so you can compare with them easily. Of course there is always the GEDmatch site to compare tests from different companies.

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Good morning our over night Loe is one degree below our normal high for the day Going to be another hot one

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Love that we can all be friends no matter our DNA. emoticon emoticon

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Well, look at it this way, DNA does NOT mean Do Not Associate. So ya'll can still be friends. ;)
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Sandy, Darn, no shared DNA

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Ramona, I'm kit #A543617 on Gedmatch. Check to see if we're related.

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I make several kinds of cookies: old fashioned tea cakes, chocolate chip cookies, peanut butter cookies, brownie cookies, oatmeal cookies, oatmeal craisin cookies and anything else that I feel like doing. I also make chocolate fudge, peanut butter fudge, dairy state fudge (made with white almond bark and cream cheese) and sometimes I make a gooey butter cake or this peanut and pretzel bark covered with white almond bark. It all depends if my son helps and how long my hands hold out. I give them to friends and family for Christmas.
I'm so excited! I had my DNA done back in August with 23andme. After I got it back I put the raw data into several other sites like myheritage.com, dna.land, gencove, gedmatch, and a couple other place to get more chances at DNA matches with ancestry. I also started just putting my direct ancestors on a tree on geni.com. I've been getting geni matches ever since. Thursday night about midnight I checked my email and I had another geni match.
This geni match was pay dirt!!! I found the family of my grandfather's grandmother's mother - can't calculate off hand - that I have been trying to find for over 30 years. Well, I was excited so I clicked the link. Took me to myheritage.com - which is a pay site that I'm not a member of. So I go back to the geni match emaill and click the link again. This time I notice that this person has a tree on familysearch. Bingo! I'm a member of this free site. So I finally played around until I got to the tree. Oh my goodness! There's a wealth of information on this family. The documentation is wonderful and there's even some documents that are included like census schedules. The only problem is two generations back from her, it gets sketchy because there's conflicting information so I'm not dealing with them right now. The information I'm dealing with fits the documentation whereas the other doesn't really. There's too many conflicts with dates and places. That will be for next year probably, lol.
It's very interesting because my DNA said I'm 62.7% British and Irish, 13.2% French & German, 1% Scandinavian, 21.5% broadly Northwestern European, 0.2% Southern European, 0.2% Eastern European, 0.2% broadly European, and lastly 0.9% Sub Saharan African. I'm trying to convince my brothers to do their DNA just to see what shows up and where I can find my father's haplogroup. I have my Mom's with is K1a1.
The interesting thing comes in when you upload your raw data to these other sites. Their breakdown of your DNA is different. Needless to say I've printed out a lot of information just breaking down the regions where I'm supposed to found in. It's really interesting because they group the regions differently too.
My grandfather's grandmother looks Native American. I'm told if it's more than 4 generations it probably won't show. One of the other sites showed 0.17% American Indian plus 0.26% Siberian. Thought that was interesting.
Also I learned that back then, just about any "darker than white" person was lumped in as a "person of color". It was more accepted to say your were Indian so there's a real jumbled up mess here. I have known Native Americans, so I do know that other races "married" or mixed in with them. One of the bigger categories I read about intermixing with Native Americans were runaway slaves. If I ever find my Grandfather's grandmother's family, I may have some surprises. Also, in two of my three Branch lines I am related to Thomas Jefferson who has some interesting genealogy.
Hope you all have a great weekend. Time to get up and move it!

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MaryAlice, try it again. I forgot to remove the https:// at the beginning.

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Ramona what kind of cookies do you make? I continue to do the Christmas cookie tradition that my mother started when she married in 1945. My mother was the oldest girl of 12 children. Baking cookies was the only way she could afford to give her family gifts
at Christmas. So I continue the baking with my granddaughter, last year I made
seven different kinds reaching a total of 12,000 cookies. It took me 10 days and I was exhausted. I've already started buying the ingredients as they frequently are on sale this early. I have wonderful memories of my mother and I doing days...days of toll house
peanut blossom and so many other varieties. Of course everyone has a favorite
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I've been busy trying to rebuild my family tree maker files. My old computer got a trojan virus last December and destroyed it. I got a new computer in May of this year. Go to reinstall Family Tree Maker and had to upgrade to a newer version. Guess what? It deleted all my source information and fun facts I'd found out about my family. I have over 16,000 individuals in my FTM. Sooooo...I've been looking on backup files on my external hard drives. Found a file that I had saved about my Hook family (my Dad's side of the family) with all the notes on it. It was almost 300 pages. However, I'm happy to report that I have that information finally added back in to my FTM. I was seeing cross eyed!!!
Then in August I had my DNA done on 23andme. So now I'm building a tree of my direct ancestors on Geni.com so if anyone's looking they can find out who's who in my line. I have sent messages to several of my DNA ancestors matches but haven't heard anything back from any of them. There's just not enough information available online for them to know how they supposedly connect to my lines.
On top of that I'm writing my second cookbook to self-publish. It's nearing completion, thank goodness. Right now, I'm just making a few of the recipes so I can photograph them and put them in the cookbook. I'm hoping this cookbook will be a lot nicer than my first was.
All that, plus I was gone just about a month from Labor Day to October 4th. I went to my brother's house in Gray, TN and then we went to New Smyrna Beach, FL for two weeks with friends. Our youngest brother lives near NSB.
Add to that, I'm leaving Christmas for about 6 weeks. Heading to New Smyrna Beach with my brother for a month on Dec 30th. Hopefully we'll be able to get together with our youngest brother. Then my son will come down for a few days and bring me home. I can't wait.
Before I leave I have my annual holiday baking frenzy to conquer. That takes a week of very long days baking cookies and making fudge. Plus whatever else I find to do.
I hope everyone's doing well. Talk with you later. Hugs,
Ramona

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Susan hope that old postcard helps you find out about your grandfather. Information sometimes comes in strange place and doesn't look like much when you find it.

Since it is fall and the pumpkins are out, I thought I would share DH and my favorite way to fix pumpkins. Start with a small pumpkin, one for each person. Make sure it is an eatable one, some of them aren't. Cut off the top, clean out the seeds. In an oven pan put about 1/2 inch of water. Turn the pumpkins upside down in the water and bake till they are almost done.

While they are baking fix a filling for the pumpkins and cook it. We like one with a brown rice base with beans, I can't have meat, so it is a complete meal.

When the pumpkins are almost done, turn them right, and fill them. Put them back in the oven to finish cooking. Each person gets a little pumpkin that is a complete meal.

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Yesterday, as I was going through my parents' things at my house and trying to get everything sorted, I came across some older (1960's) postcards, some used, some not. The postcards had nothing to do with OUR family; my mother had saved them from a complete strangers collection.
However, as I was rooting through the boxful of perhaps 100, checking that nothing of my mother's was among them, I came across ONE postcard....how I noticed this, I don't know!
In the address, it said the very name of the orphanage that my grandpa had been put in way back around 1908ish! This orphanage is probably 30 or 40 miles away. And I had never heard of it, except for the fact that my grampa had been there.

About 10-15 years ago it was torn down and my mom was able to get photos and I think some bricks from the building.

On this postcard gave the exact address. Something that future researchers would probably LOVE to have, since it's no longer in existence.

It also gave the name of the female that lived there.

Do I know her? No. Did my grampa? Probably not.
Then why am I mentioning it?

Because it's LITTLE CLUES LIKE THESE that can open doors to a WHOLE NEW RESEARCH WORLD for someone.

Perhaps that lady DID know my grampa. Perhaps I could find her family on social media. Perhaps we could meet up and talk. Perhaps I could get whole new insight into what my grampa experienced.

Keep things like this in mind! This might be a moment of 'From Trash to Treasure!"

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Hm, probably, but this is beyond my knowledge right now.
I just found what looks like a head decoration from a wedding. Never saw it before, so now I'm going to have to go through all the many, many old wedding photos and try to match it up.

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I recently came across a little box, like a gift box size box. Inside was a tiny photo of my great-grandmother and -father, and also in the box was a long strip of fabric that had been cut with pinking shears. The fabric reminds me of satin but may not be. I don't think it's cotton. The fabric is thinner than cotton would have been long ago. The fabric is about a yard in length and is about 4" wide. It doesn't appear to ever have been tied anywhere (like tied around the waist) unless it was ironed before putting it away. It is light purple and on the fabric are olive green leaves. I don't know if the fabric is related to the photo or not. It may have been a skirt but may not have been from the whole dress. My great-grandparents are sitting in the photo and it's taken from the chest up. For all I know, someone may have thought that the little box with the fabric in it would be a good place to keep the small photo and they are unrelated. But I can't figure out the significance of the fabric!

I am only guessing that the fabric was from a wedding dress and not an everyday dress, but it might have been from a dress worn to church. I don't think it would have been from a christening gown because those were usually white.

My great-grandfather lived from 1845-1920, and my great-grandmother lived from 1857-1932. They were married in December 1877 in Ohio (which, now that I think about it, would make it unlikely for it to be from her wedding gown).

It's a real puzzle! Is there any way to find out an approximate date that this fabric was made, or anything else that I could learn about it?

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Today I was looking through some old postcards that had once belonged to my grandma's friend.
Some postcards are from 1906 and the teens.
One showed a dog slurping a little girls face....the note on the postcard said, "Is this what you're going to do when you get here?" lol. I think the man was in the service.
"Another one seemed to be from one sibling to another and said, "Grandma jumped up and down when she found out you were coming home!"

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Love it! Turn of the century? Late 1800's early 1900's? Reminds me of the pictures of my gr. grandpa and gr. grandma.

I would frame it and hang it in my home. I say hang it up just because you like it. emoticon

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I do not know who these lovely folk are. They are probably connected to one of my great-aunts who was 'taken in' by a family in another town. I'm going to be watching out for these faces in all these old photographs that Mom left with us.

Isn't it a beautiful picture? It was taken by HH Cannon Studio. Whoever THEY are. lol Look closely at the horse. It has, in my inexperienced opinion, a unique 'blanket' on it's back. Looks like just a bunch of linked ropes. What's that about?

Behind the man, there is a huge pile of pipes in the background. Hm!

I really, REALLY want to frame it, It would go perfect with my house....lol....but there's that little thing of NOT KNOWING THEM, that holds me back.
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SUSANSKI, I'll agree with you. LOL if they've already passed then I think it's safe. I'd love to see the photo.

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I have a BEAUTIFUL picture of a woman in a carriage. A man in a hat stands beside her. A dog at his feet. And a nice house in the background. I don't know who it is. I think it might be friends of my great-aunt from the family that took her in. Maybe I'll upload it. (It can't be invading privacy if I don't know who they are, and they shouldn't be alive anymore, right?)

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I was reading a blog this morning and she had older pictures of three women. They were great! I don't know who the women are, but it really makes me long for picures of my family. Not from Cali, but older pictures from Kentucky and D.C./Maryland. I only have a few pictues and they're in books. I'd like to have pictures I can hang on the wall.
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After reading the earlier posts about being switched at birth, I have to comment.

I have had several children and ...oh my goodness! It seemed like EVERY time I was near the end of the pregnancy and preparing for the hospital, that there would be a tv show on about babies being switched or stolen. lol
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My cousin recently passed away, and although it was a sad occasion, it was good to be with extended family again. While we were at her son's house after the memorial service, he pulled out several large boxes of his mother's filled with old photographs and memorabilia. My cousin apparently got her parents' boxes of photos and other stuff when they passed away because there are things such as my cousin's mom's (my dad's sister, my aunt's) grade cards from college, her old diary from 1935 and '36, her baby book which contained a large lock of her hair.... It just went on and on. Also in the box that I was looking through had old photos of my great grandmother and great grandfather, and I found a little box with their photograph in it along with a long scrap of fabric that had been cut with pinking shears. We wondered what that fabric might have come from, but I wondered if it was from her wedding dress! It was a gauzy, light purple fabric with tiny embroidered flowers in it. I also found baby pictures of my grandmother and grandfather and so much more! We were invited to take whatever we wanted, so I selected a few of the more important items. I didn't have room in my small suitcase to put them (I flew there), but one of my sisters drove there and she said that they could take some things back with them and then I could come get them. They live about an hour away from me so it's not a big deal to go get them. I can hardly wait to get my hands back on them so I can scan them! Then I can send digital copies to everybody!

I'm also working on my dad's side of the family (his paternal side), but it's far more difficult because my grandfather was an only child. It's harder to find clues.

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I used to have trouble with descendant by forgetting the S. Have to remember the cemetery.

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Mary Alice,

Good for you for being strong.

I have been cleaning out book shelves so I can make more room for my binders of genealogy papers.

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Don't feel sorry for me. I got the injury before I was born and it was aggravated when I ran a high fever when I was 6. I thought myself to read. Writing is hard, but spell check helps. Some people have suggested I so down and proof read, so I have stared telling people there is a reason sometimes my typing is crazy.

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Because of brain injury, letters mean nothing to me. I can't rememberer them. I have to hope spell check knows what I'm saying. Your article might be very good but it made no sense to me

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I found this site a short time ago and they have some good ideas. It is Eastmans Online Genealogy Newsletter
 
 
Genealogy’s Often-Misspelled Words
You might want to save this article someplace. I have no idea why, but many of the words used in researching your family tree are difficult to spell. I constantly see spelling errors in messages posted on various genealogy web sites. When someone misspells a word, it feels like they are shouting, “I don’t know what I’m doing!”
Here are a few words to memorize:
Genealogy – No, it is not spelled “geneology” nor is it spelled in the manner I often see: “geneaology.” That last word looks to me as if someone thought, “Just throw all the letters in there and hope that something sticks.” For some reason, many newspaper reporters and their editors do not know how to spell this word. Don’t they have spell checkers?

Cemetery – The letter “a” does not appear anywhere in the word “cemetery.” You can remember the spelling by an old saying, “We go to the cemetery with E’s.” (ease)
Ancestor – This simple word is often spelled “ancester,” “ansester,” or “ansestor.”
Ancestry – This word is often misspelled “ancestory.” I often see errors when someone is referring to the ancestry.com online web site as “ancestory.com.”
History – More than once I have seen someone refer to their “family histroy” or “family histry.”
Descent – Perhaps not as common, but I have seen this spelled as “decent,” which sounds almost the same.
Descendant – it often appears as descendent, descentent and many others.
Grantor versus Grantee – In land records, the grantor is the one who sells or gives (grants) the land while the grantee is the one who receives.
Copyright – Then there is Copyright versus Copywrite.  Just remember that it is always right to copy, not write to copy.
Progenitor – I can never remember how to spell this word. I simply try to avoid it when I am writing!
Two other words often are confused: immigrant and emigrant. Another variation is immigration versus emigration. According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary at http://www.merriam-webster.com, an emigrant is “a person who leaves a country or region to live in another one” while an immigrant is “a person who comes to a country to live there.” To repeat, an emigrant leaves while an immigrant arrives.
The late Dick Pence was quite a storyteller, and once he told of an online genealogy article he wrote in which he poked fun at common spelling errors by genealogists. He deliberately misspelled ten different words in the article, including most of the words I listed above. In the text of the article, he never mentioned that the article was a tongue-in-cheek attempt at humor.
Dick soon received an email message from an irate lady who apparently didn’t realize it was a deliberate attempt at humor. She scolded him for his spelling errors, writing, “Mr. Pence, you should be ashamed of yourself. I am an English teacher and I want to tell you that I found seven spelling errors in your article!”

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I really need to read the messages more.
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Thanks for the book link!

I had to delete the Ancestry app and erase the whole tablet. It worked okay until I got into the 1840s, then everything got all wonky. The tablet's okay again. I just can't use that app. I go on my laptop. I started a family tree for Marie Antoinette, and it's fun to add the photos of her family, since they're all these really pretty portraits that they posed for.

I have family from Texas too! My grandfather was adopted into a rich family, the Joneses. The singer George Jones says it's a very big family and they have these huge family reunions. I think it's the same family. I don't know if any of my family members go to the reunions or not.

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My grandfather is Charles Webster the third, Charles Webster the first father is Charles William the 3rd. They are all in Who's Who of Texas Men and all are listed as CW. When I went to find Charles William lll father, It came back there where 10,000 men by that name born in England and Ireland within the 10 year period I think my ancestor was born.

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Such a close call! I'm glad that didn't happen to your family.

I've been using the Ancestry app this weekend, I just downloaded it. It's been a lot of fun, but I've started to hit some snags with finding people of similar names and how that can mix things all up. And I think it's starting to adversely affect how my tablet works, so I might have to delete it and visit the website on my laptop or our desktop computer.

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Oh how scary that must have been for you! I can't imagine. It does make one wonder how many more of these stories exist that we have never heard about. I know there are always warning when you start genealogical work that you need to keep an open mind and be prepared for surprises. Still they amaze me. It's a reminder that there is a another whole world I (and probably others) really didn't realized existed. I'm happy everything worked out well for you.

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When I had my son, I was in my room. I had just gone to the restroom and was making my way back to my bed. I stopped dead in my tracks when I saw a woman in the hallway with a baby. I knew that baby was mine. Why was he out of the ursery? She claimed he was upset and she was just dancing with him. She went back to the nursery and another nurse checked him out and brought him to me. Shortly after I was home, a baby was stolen from that hospital. The story was that the lady pretended to be a nurse. I can't help but wonder if it was the same woman.
Not a switched at birth story...

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Yesterday Yahoo posted an article from the Washington Post about a lady who was exploring her ancestry because she couldn't figure out why she had certain ethnicities listed. When she finished she figured out that one of her relatives has been switched at birth by the hospital in the days before hospitals followed any particular protocol for making sure the mothers were matched with the right babies. The article was lengthy and the process sounded complicated, but the lady was apparently thorough and correct. She found the other family who took the DNA tests too and they all figured out what happened. It would be interesting to know how often this really happened and what some of the consequences were.

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people that are mixed at birth

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I wasn't able to access the article. What was it about?

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Maybe a few of us came close to that problem.

I just read something about some triplets that appeared on The Doctors TV (one married to Dr. Phil's son) that did the home DNA test and got the results on the show. They came back that they were identical triplets, but the part that does the testing for ancestors and relatives came back really different percentages of each. They did it through 23andMe. Isn't that who the ancestry one is?



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My maiden name is Hurley, Mom says when she had my sister, they had 8 bed wards for woman that stay in the hospital 8 days after the baby was born and to make sure they got the rest they needed the baby was kept in a nursery except for nursing.

Mom says a lady in the ward with her had the last name of Harley. The second day other ladie's little girl kept screaming and wouldn't eat. While she was trying to calm the baby she noticed the the arm band said Hurley. Mom said after that the first thing they did was check the arm bands. She said that the nurses must have been rushed because they had a tearable time telling Hurley from Harley.

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I just read this article that was linked in a Facebook post. Rather interesting. I guess I would have had some of that problem, too, had it not been for my mother's roommate when I was born. Mom was brought a little red-haired boy and commented she thought I had dark hair. Said her roommate took off after the nurse right away. I have enough problems looking for my ancestors.
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The LDS church is big into genealogy because of their belief that you can baptize your ancestors and they can go to heaven if they were good people. If someone says this is my great grandfather, the church agrees, weather they know much about genealogy or not, it is excepted and there after the temple lets the person be baptized in the name of that person you can't change anything between the two people. I know people that are very proud of the fact they were baptized 50 times, but if I ask them something about genealogy, they have done little more then copy someones else tree. And we know how bad that can mess things up.



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LDS has my family tree incorrect. they have the wrong man as my gr. grandfather's grandfather. And I have my gr grandfather's book where he says the name of his father's father. =/ I told them they had it wrong and they argued with me that they did not and would not change it.

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I had a bunch of leaves pop up on ancestry alone with quite a few blue boxes which are the same as leaves but from the LDS church. I understand the LDS church having so many that could no way be the person they have attached the box to, a more them normal leaves are so out of line. I know I'm not the only one using Ancestry and just wanted to let you know they have found lots of info the is garbage, well not all is garbage, it relates to people either a generation or two before or after the person they have attached it to. Things like someone fought in a war the year before he was born. Just really watch your dates

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Hello all,

I have still been scanning lots of family photos. I gave some to my brother-in-law to identify. He does not have much interest and that is too bad. I found these photos after the loss of my husband.

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It's been raining daily for about two weeks now and my jungle needs mowing! I need at least two straight days of sun before I can do that.

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Hello all,

We are getting rain now. Yesterday was so nice and sunny.


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Hello all,

Sandy- emoticon news on getting into those pants. emoticon

Now a debate on how much salt we should eat. I wish they would make up their minds on what we should and should not eat. Moderation. My husband had two diseases I could not have prevented.

Carol- Have a good conference.

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Good morning Leona,

My name is Carol. If you know the original family name you might be able to search through Ancestry to find them. The trick comes when they changed the name. Once you get your DNA results it might turn up and that will help you make the connection. I don't know how much this is a character trait, but some families are more open to or interested in doing the testing. On my father's side I get ton's of responses as well as lists of other family members who share the same connection. On my mother's side I get almost none at all. By the way, you will probably find that people you expect to be matches will not be. I have two half sisters with matches to me as well as my daughter. Sometimes one will show up in the shared list but not others. It's one of the vagaries of DNA. Ancestry has places you can click to get some of the explanations. That whole process can take on a life of its own. Have fun and good luck!

By the way, I am leaving in a couple hours for a conference. I will have to use the hotel computer to check in and, depending on its availability and my time constraints, I may be somewhat out of touch or just dropping short notes for a few days. Hubby has cataract surgery the day after I get back. So don't think I've just quit or dropped dead - I'll be back full bore around next Wednesday or Thursday.

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Hello all,

Westernsage- First, what is your name? I probable missed it one time.
Jackson and Scandinavian? My husband's family was Scandinavian but never would have thought about a Jackson. I had done the DNA test with Ancestry but will not know for another month or so but am curious.

My real father's grandson found me on Ancestry and said his brother had the test done. I will check with him.
This past weekend my daughter and granddaughter were talking and I found my granddaughter's other grandmother was full Finnish. My husband's family was Swedish and Norwegian so she has a lot of Scandinavian in her. When, I did the test I ordered 3; one for me, one for our oldest son and one for this granddaughter.

I have found names misspelled on census also.

Yesterday, I scanned more pictures into my computer. I am sending the originals to relatives.

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Thank you ladies for the feedback. Ancestry it is! I really appreciate you both sharing your experiences and information.

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I used the Ancestry DNA and found my birth-father's family. The information has been validated and is quite correct. I don't have experience with any of the others but Ancestry might be a good place to start.

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STRNGNGRNDED do the Ancestry test. Then you can transfer the results to Family Tree DNA for free & you will get more matches. Also, transfer to Gedmatch free & get even more matches as they have uploaded results from all three major DNA companies.

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LDS has my family info incorrect and they refused to fix it. I don't trust their information.

My brother and I have decided to get our DNA test done. Does anyone have a suggestion on which company to use? We were considering ancestry.com

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My Dad and I went to the LDS library near me several years ago to research our ancestors. They had his Dad's name spelled 3 different ways, I think. None correct. I think they have it corrected now. I still can't find any information there, even though at the LDS library I can go into ancestry.com to try to find information.

Someone asked on FB if anyone researching their ancestry had found out if they had ancestors who were famous. Those I know of aren't famous as far as I know. I have heard that the one great grandfather was a descendant of a Baron in Germany, but I can't find any information back then.



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