Mary Emaline

Mary Emaline, my fourth-great-grandmother, was the first wife of Bartemus Pack (read more about him here). User-created family trees on Ancestry.com listed her maiden name as Hildreth, but I haven't found any proof of it yet. On the 1850 census and the 1860 mortality schedule, her name is listed as Mary. On the death certificate …

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23andme Ancestry Composition: Comparing My DNA

Yesterday, April 25, 2018, was DNA Day and 23andme.com had a "special". Ancestry.com users could upload their raw DNA file to 23andme and receive 3 health reports (very basic) and ancestry composition. I decided to do an experiment. I already tested with 23andme, but none of my other family members have. (I tested with Ancestry …

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AncestryDNA Ethnicity Comparison Between Parents and Child

First, I want to make it clear that I LOVE Ancestry.com (and no they aren't sponsoring this post or any of my other posts.) I have learned and found so much information both through records and DNA research on their website. If you have any questions about the AncestryDNA test experience, whether you're related to …

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DNA and Trace Amounts of Native American

Growing up, I always heard that my grandfather (on my dad's side) was part Native American. A lot of people in the south and in the United States grow up hearing the same. Often, no one knows exactly where the rumored Native American DNA originates. I created a family tree for my grandfather's family over …

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Puzzling DNA: European with Trace Amounts of Asian

It's not uncommon for a DNA ethnicity test to come back with a surprise. However, I might have underestimated how surprising my mom's results were. It's been about nine months since my mom's Ancestry DNA test results came back. I highly recommend the test, by the way. I have found so many cousins, along with …

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