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Old 14 September 2018, 08:15
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My dad found a photo of his great uncle from the 1920s and he is the spitting image of my brother. That was crazy.

My wife had an “oh shit” moment with ancestry.com. Her brother does a lot of research and a couple of years ago a woman popped up on there that was supposedly their half sister, having the same father. The problem is their parents have been married 65 years. They were able to look up who the mother is and she was about 20 years younger than their father. She lived about 200 miles away, so they weren’t able to figure out how they would have met. They haven’t heard from the woman and decided not to ask their dad about it.
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Old 14 September 2018, 09:15
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Ancestry had a DNA match to my step daughter. The girl who matched my step daughters DNA looked just like my step daughters biological father. Sad, he was such a fucktard, even got the neighbor girl pregnant after my he had got his wife at the time pregnant. Young and stupid. I am not going to tell me daughter what she can and cant do, but she is 18 and saw the girls picture. She is , imho, a half sister for sure, as the girl lived one state away.
Some dudes are just assholes and have no idea how screwed up their kids lives are when they go around and have kids with other women while married.
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Old 14 September 2018, 14:22
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I had an unusual experience overhearing a conversation several years ago--a woman explained to her two girlfriends that over the past week or so they had hosted a recently discovered sibling who had grown up in England. The woman's father had been in the USAF, and if I remember it correctly had either been newly married to a U.S. woman or had married a young woman there. There was a pregnancy, but for financial reasons they decided that they could not keep the child, and put him up for adoption in the UK. They had four children later in life, but the mother had always wondered what had happened to her earlier son.

Out of the blue (at the time this story occurred, something like a few months earlier) the now grown-up young man was able to discover through Ancestry or something similar who his birth parents were, and reached out to the siblings (the woman telling the story). They were able to determine that (a) the guy wasn't trouble, and (b) the parents would be okay with a reunion. So the week before she had spent getting to know her previously unknown brother as they hosted him in the U.S.

Without the Internet and genealogy websites...people would just disappear.
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Old 14 September 2018, 15:08
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I'm always getting e mails from Ancestory about their services. 23 & me seems popular.

Here are a few more that maybe a little more accurate regarding specific areas within a country where you may have originated.

https://geneticsdigest.com/best_ance...xoCNmMQAvD_BwE
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Old 14 September 2018, 16:13
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So my family history pretty much gets lost with my great, great, great, great, great grandfather, who came over from Ireland where he was born in 1737.

I did learn my great great grandfather was in the Civil War and walked home from Texas to Florida after the war was over.

I'm now going into my maiden grandmother's family history to see what's there, but it seems on both sides we were all just farmers or whatnot here.

There's a cool very detailed history of my fmily name I found online, tracing its origins in Ireland back to Italy of all places, Fitzgeralds, Geralds, whatnot all came out of my family. That was cool but it's so far removed it is meaningless.
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Old 17 September 2018, 00:13
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I worked with a guy a few years ago who possessed the original deed to his family farm. It was 40 acres granted to his great, great, great, great, great, great, granddaddy for completing his full tour of duty in the Continental Army.
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Old 17 September 2018, 14:48
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I worked with a guy a few years ago who possessed the original deed to his family farm. It was 40 acres granted to his great, great, great, great, great, great, granddaddy for completing his full tour of duty in the Continental Army.


Did he still have the mule?
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Old 18 September 2018, 06:56
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Back in post #8 I took a pic of the 5000 man Union Army Camp during the Civil War. Well the part of it that's visible from my road anyway. It goes on towards the east a good ways. As long as I've known, it has belonged to the same family. They only cut hay from it. They dont farm or build on it.

I was just thinking about how much crap a 5000 man Army would leave behind. You know soldiers.

Man would I like to take a metal detector there. I've caught Rangers planting 7.62 trees many times.
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