Tag Archives: Ancestry DNA

A Dollar for Spirits? – Timothy Munsell (1745-1798)

Howell-Darling-2017 Research Darling/Munsell Line By Don Taylor I have often wonder how money worked in the post-colonial period.  I know originally there were 20 shillings in a pound, but the old pounds and shillings worked in comparison with dollars. I’ve … Continue reading

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Peterson Paternal Project – Anderson-Bishop Branch

Glennis DNA Project By Don Taylor Part 3 [Previously, I wrote about my Glennis DNA Project in Not a Grimm Tale – So Far and Hemsworth-Morgan Branch. This is a continuation of that project.]  My half-sister Glennis has long wondered who her biological … Continue reading

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Peterson Paternal Project – Hemsworth-Morgan Branch

 By Don Taylor  [Previously, I wrote about this project in “William George Ables and Nancy Grimm.”] My half-sister Glennis has long wondered who her biological father is. Thanks to Ancestry DNA we have a great clue. She has a match … Continue reading

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Not a Grimm Tale (So far).

My Glennis DNA Project By Don Taylor Now that I have solved my greatest genealogical challenge, (Who was my biological father?) it is time to address my second biggest challenge – Who is my half-sister Glennis’ biological father? The first … Continue reading

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Finding Family – Ancestry and AncestryDNA provided the tools to determine my biological father and half-siblings.

By Don Taylor Determining my biological father and discovering new half siblings is, by far, the greatest success I’ve had in my genealogical activities.  Thanks to Ancestry and AncestryDNA, I have been successful in answering lifelong questions regarding my paternity and my ancestry. Don … Continue reading

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My Paternal Brick Wall

Is my biggest brick wall is shattered? Destroyed Brick Wall by Trebor Scholz(CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) Thanks to genetic genealogy, I believe my biggest brick wall has finally been knocked down, shattered, destroyed. I now have a huge lead as to … Continue reading

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Ancestry DNA, Cousin Bonnie, & Rachael Fugate Manning

I recently connected with a third cousin I hadn’t known of through Ancestry DNA. We knew we were a match, but my cousin’s tree was private. After contacting her, she shared her tree with me and we quickly determined our … Continue reading

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Social Networking & Mother-in-Law’s atDNA Results

Social Networking I was out of town last week for personal business and didn’t have a chance to do any genealogical activity while gone.  I’m back now and am putting the final touches on my Social Networking for Genealogy presentation … Continue reading

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My Wife’s DNA Results

I was bad. I mean, I was very bad. I got my wife an Ancestry autosomal DNA test for her birthday. Sure, she received some other gifts from me, but she thinks the autosomal DNA test was more for me than for her. … Continue reading

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My DNA Projects – 1 October 2014

Where I am at with my various DNA Projects, October 1st, 2014. Ancestry.Com I was mightily disappointed when Ancestry quit support for their Y-DNA testing. I was surprised to see that my results and other information was still on Ancestry, … Continue reading

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