Posts Tagged With: 23andme

BlackProGen LIVE:! Ep 40: “Well You Know…” Privacy in Genealogy and DNA

Did you miss BlackProGen LIVE episode 40? Well, don’t worry check out the video below to see what you missed.

 

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Oral History and DNA Not Matching Up?

Fellow genealogist and BlackProGen LIVE member Nicka Smith gives us three reasons why your oral history might not match your DNA results.

 

 

 

 

 

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DNA Cousins

I had to work in Santa Clara,California  for a couple weeks and while I was out west I had the chance to meet some DNA cousin.

12642889_10100857321857200_5487925767680477467_n Meet my cousin Amber, we’ve been corresponding for about a year and a half via ancestry.com and yesterday (Feb 6th) we finally met. I was super excited to meet her as well as her grandmother. According to AncestryDNA we are 3rd cousins and I figured out we’re related on my father’s maternal side.

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This is my cousin Terri, we first started communicating via 23andme.com over a year ago. We tried to meet the last time I was in San Francisco but had no luck. I was really happy we were able to get together on my last night in California. We spent a couple hours trying to figure out our connection, we know the connection come from her mother’s maternal side and my father’s paternal side. We also have similar counties/areas in common such as Minter, Dallas County and Lowndes County, Alabama. As well as a common surname, Moorer, is that our connection? We just might have to take a trip to Alabama to see what we can find.

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Meet The Moorers

Through my genealogical research via ancestry.com I was able to connect with relatives in Alabama on my great grandmother Jessie Belle Moorer Cox side of the family. Last week traveled to Alabama and I had the pleasure to meet Frank Moorer, a cousin who I had been in contact with since April. We both descend from Adam Moorer who is said to have been born in South Caroline and Malinda Hale born in Alabama. Frank said he told his siblings about me and they also wanted to meet me, I was excited to meet my family, I felt like I was on a an episode of Who Do You Think You Are and or Finding Your Roots. I went from having never met a single relative on my great grandmother’s side to being introduced to a whole family. It still feels a little surreal that I met them, they made me feel so welcome like I had known them for years. I definitely look forward to meeting more of my Moorer family members.

I think sites like Ancestry.com as well as 23andme.com are great tools not only for genealogy but to also connect with new family members. On my way to Alabama I stopped in Atlanta and I was able to meet for the first time my cousin DeVan who I am related to on my grandmother Artensie’s side of the family, we still don’t know the direct link but it is from that side of the family. I have also spoken to cousin Sonny who also descends from Adam Moorer and Malinda Hale, and cousin Tina who like DeVan we are still trying to find that common ancestor but no the less these are my cousins.

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We Are Family!

We are family! But how are we actually related? Connecting my DNA relatives to my family tree, this should be interesting.

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23 and Me

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Looking forward to see what my genetic breakdown are from 23 and Me.

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