The topic is how you use DNA to do family history or family history begins with the question, such as who am I? Where have I come from? Who are my grandparents, or who are my great-grandparents? So it is all about answering questions.
It may also be about solving mysteries, and so DNA can be really helpful for solving those mysteries in two ways. So it can either solve a question you’ve always been asking or potentially you could be the answer to somebody else’s question. You’ve used ancestry and ancestry DNA, you were able to answer somebody else’ s question.
We were able to confirm through these DNA tests that to some extent parts of family were connected. We always knew where my families were from. The little town in Romania is called Piatra Neamt, which is in the Carpathian Mountains. Butit’s very difficult to get actual records in our country which are still held at the archives over there.
I’ve contacted with Keith many years ago, but we couldn’t work out how we’ll connect it until I did the DNA test version. After getting the results, I got a message from him, saying we are a match to confirm what we suspected. But through all those years, it was one supplement family on the attribute.
What I didn’t know is that he has done a lot of research himself and he had all these records in his possession, and he’d not been able to work out what all the supplements was if he sent me all the research. But there were a few names that came up there, and he had no idea who they were and one of them was my grandfather.
We spent a longtime in him. My dad and I work out how exactly we connected and he helped this history of the town Arnim on whether they’ve gone to all. They thought all that research down before that even when the reports. I could be sure that we were actually connected. It was only with that DNA match that we could guess they’re definitely of the same father.
It felt like our eating branches were coming back together, so what you’ve been of Europe, they have a hard core feeling historian dogs are mistreating for ages. But you’ve taken matinee text. Besides, DNA test has oddly led you on to more family history, rather than just the DNA clinic. There’s one thing a branch my family that has always been problematic, which is my great-great grandmother. She’s a Gallagher and where I got my cousin Martin from Berrien, who comes from the same family. We both did two DNA tests and figured if so many match Martin, they’re probably a cousin on that particular branch of the family.
We did the test and the results were favorable. We sent off messages to all of the ten common cousins and received some replies back. One of them, in particular, was interesting because I had actually seen the same certain username on the paper trail.
The family history of that branch was passed down. The particular letter was written in 1960, and it’s been in a drawer sitting in California for twenty thirty years, and the girl was part of the family.
It matched the paper effort, so we had a new piece of ever, as well as the DNA evidence. We had paper trail and a new piece of paper, so they all added up in a flop. I’ve unlocked a mystery, so you used the fairly standard research protocol and you triangulated it in research. I ultimately pointed this piece of history out to you.
You’re looking for the separate pieces of evidence that all tell the same story. We had DNA evidence, tree evidence and this ladder, in addition to some paper evidence from some of the records at the time. But all of them point in the same direction and they all build up the same picture on their own.
But if you put them all together, it’s a much stronger story with much better evidence, so you not only get an answer to your question. You also become the answer to somebody else’s question, and that’s how DNA can really power and drive some of those answers to those following outstanding questions. You might have virtual families.