Johnston, Blackwell, Crotts, Worley

Johnston, Blackwell, Crotts, Worley

I feel like I’ve been working on this non-stop. But for good reason – I’m making progress.  Just take a look.  I’ve been able to add an entire branch with the names Crotts, Worley and Howard! Phew! It doesn’t seem like […]

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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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Unexpected Photos

Unexpected Photos

A while back I got a message on Ancestry asking about Mary Sue (I have her listed as my mom’s biological mother on her DNA family tree).  If you’re unfamiliar with our story, Mary Sue is my mom’s biological mother.  […]

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Searching For Birth Father – Please Share

Searching for Birth Father You would think since we found my mom’s birth mother, searching her birth father would be a piece of cake right?  Well, not so much.  Her birth mother passed away before we got to meet her […]

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Birth Mother – Found!

Birth Mother – Found!

We found my mom’s birth mother! Seriously, never thought we would find my mom’s birth mother and  family like this. I checked my email this morning and I saw that I had a message sent to me through findagrave.com.  I […]

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2 People – 1 Tree

First let me give you a little update. My mom has gotten a new 2nd/3rd cousin with ties to the Blackwell/Johnston side of the family tree. His great great grandparents were Emma Johnston and William Blackwell and his great grandmother, Ardenia Blackwell […]

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Thank you gedmatch.com

GEDmatch Lately, I’ve been telling more of my mom’s DNA matches about gedmatch.com. I feel like a gedmatch salesperson or something.  Thankfully, gedmatch.com is free (unless you upgrade for more options) and it has been really helpful in my search […]

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Kunz / Streider Family Revisited

After re-evaluating my process, I’ve decided to go back and look at the families I’ve already looked at. My mom has one 3rd cousin match that has Peter Kunz and Anna Catherine Streider as her great great grandparents.  Her tree […]

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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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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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