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While I’m Waiting for the DNA Test Results on Two Siblings

DNA test kits for on AncestryDNA have been mailed off for two of my in-laws. The tests are for two siblings. Three of their grandparents are well-documented. While there are gaps in their an... · 1d ago

I’m Out of Another AncestryDNA Circle

I’m starting to think that Ancestry DNA’s “circles” are going in circles. On 30 August I was in ten circles on AncestryDNA. Circles are “descendant groups” based on the DNA submissions and s... · 2d ago

Newspaper May Give What the Marriage Record May Not

I have always been a fan of “brute force” genealogical when it comes to locating information on people on whom I am “stuck.” For me, that means looking at everything possible that could help... · 2d ago

Advertisement for Lost Money

The “classified” section of a newspaper can contain a variety of items. This one is a little different. Ads for “Money lost” are not what one typically expects to find in a newspaper. “Lost”... · 3d ago

Ancestral Clues and Lessons: Fannie (Rampley) Neill

Fannie (Rampley) Neill was born in Walker Township, Hancock County, Illinois, in 1883 and died in Ursa, Adams County, Illinois, in 1963. Some things I learned about research from Fannie: try... · 4d ago

Sifting Through AncestryDNA Matches Webinar and a Repeat

Response to the AncestryDNA webinars has been overwhelming. As a result, we are: offering another live session of “Beginning Working with Your AncestryDNA Matches” on 24 September. adding a ... · 4d ago

Ancestral Clues and Connections: John DeMoss

John DeMoss was born in Baltimore County, Maryland, in the 1710s and died in Harford County, Maryland, around 1806. Things I’ve learned from researching John DeMoss: some families are small–... · 4d ago

We Were Close In Age, So We Quibbled

Lillie’s tombstone in the New Loraine Cemetery, Loraine, Adams County, Illinois, indicates that she was born on 13 December 1909. That date is consistent with the story told by her younger s... · 5d ago

Bubba, Tommy, and Me

Shared DNA matches can be confusing if one does not stop and think. Another descendant of my Samuel and Anne (Murphy) Neill, referred to in this post as Bubba, also performed a DNA test at A... · 6d ago

My Email to DNA Matches of Samuel and Ann

I’m contacting my AncestryDNA matches Here’s what I ended up saying: You and I are DNA matches here on AncestryDNA. I’m trying to determine if possible how we are related and I am wondering ...