This morning I met with DNA Matched Cousins. My 2nd cousin once removed and my 3rd cousin both matched through AncestryDNA. I had never met either one and did not know they lived in the same region as myself. A few months ago I wrote to my 3rd cousin [did not know at time] and said that we “may” be related as we have an extremely high confidence level for match. Once we discussed on-line, she scheduled for us and her Mom to meet and discuss our mutual Maternal side relationship. Since the surname we matched on is not used by any of us, we immediately talked about how we connect. So through doing DNA and then talking, sharing photos and same ancestral stories, 3 or more generations back we now are going to help each other discover new facts and take down some “brick walls” in research. All of us are excited and love to discover new cousins and the link to the past.
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Bob, I’m impressed with this knowledge gained through DNA sleuthing and then contact with these never-before-known cousins…!
Thank you John. I really appreciate your continued following.