New Project — Research Based on Ancestry Thru-Lines

OK, first, it the THRU Lines not TRUE lines. The connections may be real or not. There needs to be an investigation as to whether the descendants of a known forbearer are documented with citations, not just a guess by a potential cousin.

I have followed a number of suggestions on how to break out the various lineages in Excel and to be able to then see a picture of what is known and what needs to be proven.

Today, I started with one of my maternal lines — lineage for my grandmother’s uncle’s descendants. I had previously tried to contact one of my distant cousins and there was no reply (unfortunately this is the norm for DNA inquiries). Well, today I sent a note to what appears to be her sister. Within an hour, I got a reply with information that meshed with my citation documentation. This may have been a third cousin, twice removed, but I chalk it up as a success! Just the incentive needed to keep working the project.

About Pat Shaul

Genealogist / Family Historian; Blog started as a record of my Grandfather's post card collection which ran for 15 months. Then, in June, 2017, I changed over to reporting and commenting on notifications from the ANCESTRY app "We're Related" I then started to provide snippets into ancestor biographies on the dates that were significant anniversaries.
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