Friday, June 9, 2017

Autosomal DNA

I have to say that I was blown away this week by a new match on FTDNA to my own Family Finder test.  I guess that I hadn't looked in several months.  I was showing a buddy what to expect if they bought the family finder while it is on sale this week at $69.  And ....oh, my gosh,  I had a new match!  It is a new VERY close match.  The only person who matches me more closely is my MOTHER!  I was practically screaming:  Who are you?  How can someone who is that close of a match be someone that I don't know?  And the answer is that the man who is my match was adopted at birth.  He is looking for his birth parents.  And certainly his match to me tells him who his father is.  Perhaps not conclusively without some extra details about his own age, whereabouts etc....but I don't know when I have been more surprised.

The DNA is amazing!


  1. Exciting! Can't wait to hear more!


    1. The same thing happened to me last Thanksgiving! I was sitting there, heart pounding, thinking who the heck can this be??? When I saw she matched both my father and mother, I realized after putting it all together, she was an unknown daughter of my brother. I am now at 63 years old and for the first time an Aunt, and also a Great Aunt to her daughter! I get to meet her this summer! DNA testing for genealogy has done so much for me in breaking brick walls, and discovering so many new and wonderful relatives!

    2. Marsha,
      My above comment was me, Cheyenne Hawkins. My google user name came up (Queen Bee).😜