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Old 02-01-2018, 07:24 PM   #51
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Y dna test kits for you and your dad is a must. I cannot speak for the tribal stuff. If you are in the registry then you are part of the tribe right?
Yes, I was being sarcastic about the tribes; although it is my personal belief that there is no Indian blood in my line we have been on the rolls for generations. Iíll see if I can talk him into submitting some DNA; no one really knows anything about that side of the family other than my great grandfather did some prison time for knocking off a train up in Illinois.

Good luck in your search, my sister adopted her son after he was abandoned shortly after birth in a dumpster; the mother ended up tracking my sister down a few years later and wrote a long letter to be given to my nephew if he wants to know about her. Itís her story about what she was going through and explains her thought process at the time. I figure it will help put his mind to ease when the the day comes that he wants to know about his other family.
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Old 02-01-2018, 07:39 PM   #52
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Cool! I found my bio dad in August.....and found the devorce papers and adoption papers....how I became a Smith
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Old 02-01-2018, 08:03 PM   #53
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Have an adopted friend. He found his birth parents thru a tricky detective. His adopted parents have passed away.
He has done well for himself and was pleased to learn so had his birth family kin. They welcomed him as one of them.
Now he has a really big family that he is friends with and knows his birth parents medical history.

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Old 02-10-2018, 11:40 AM   #54
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Got an e-mail yesterday that ancestry DNA is 30% off right now


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Old 02-10-2018, 12:18 PM   #55
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If you really want you DNA mapped, you wonít get that from outfits like ancestry.com, or 23and me. Those are basic bottom line genetic tests, that are interpreted by people that pick and chose the regions. As an example, 3 siblings can use the same company. 3 different techs run the results. Some seem to indicate a link to west African regions, while another Might seem to be Mediterranean, and the difference is determined by the guy compiling your data. I had 3 first cousins do this, all siblings. The results were vastly off. If you want it done correctly, you are going to pay for it. But it will be more accurate.
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Old 02-10-2018, 08:03 PM   #56
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What about those of us that are on Tribal Rolls? (Typed in sarcasm font)

Has anyone used any of these without submitting DNA? Iíve been wanting to track my Grandfatherís family, Iíve got a couple of names from some old letters but thatís about it.
I'm on the Choctaw Row myself! Ours will end after two more generations!
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Old 02-10-2018, 08:21 PM   #57
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I bet these tests can open up a lot of wounds. Good luck to anyone trying to find their family. I’d advise anyone to go about it the right way when contacting people.
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Old 02-10-2018, 09:56 PM   #58
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I bet these tests can open up a lot of wounds. Good luck to anyone trying to find their family. Iíd advise anyone to go about it the right way when contacting people.

And what is the right way???
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Native American?
If you read the reviews of the various DNA tests you'll see many complaints by people claiming the test results didn't show any Native American DNA.
As mentioned earlier, family campfire stories passed down the generations simply aren't true.
Due to some pretty wild stories from members of my mother's family, I did the Ancestry test and it returned zero Native American DNA. When I announced my results it set off a war between myself and the die hard myth believers.
Otherwise, Ancestry linked up about 100 people I was truly related to. Interesting, but genealogy really isn't my cup of tea.
I'd recommend Ancestry.
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Old 02-10-2018, 10:55 PM   #60
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And what is the right way???
I knew someone who was looking for their father. Instead of contacting the father she contacted his ex wife. Sending letters saying how she could of changed her life of her mom seeked her dad out etc. it was really tacky because her father was divorced from the lady and was clueless he had a illegitimate child. I think sending threatening letters and how youíre going to expose the man to his legitimate kids is wrong. I just think in situations people need to cautious how you go about things.
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Old 02-11-2018, 12:46 AM   #61
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I just think in situations people need to cautious how you go about things.
If you come up with a template I'll buy it from you. It took me 17 hours to write 10 sentences when I was 98% sure I had found my birth mother.

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Old 02-11-2018, 12:50 AM   #62
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Good for you.
Never had the urge to send my DNA off somewhere to go into some database
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Old 02-11-2018, 12:52 AM   #63
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Old 02-11-2018, 02:32 AM   #64
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We must all be related. One of my Great Grandpas stole a mule off a man, at sword point, after being wounded at Vicksburg trying to make his way back to Many, Louisiana. My Great Grandpa Small wrote a short story documenting his time in the Civil War.
Your last name is Small and your from Many???? I used to work with Casey at Diamond Offshore years ago.
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Old 02-11-2018, 07:46 AM   #65
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I find it interesting but have not done it. My maternal aunt has and actually had Native American lines on her results.


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Native American?
If you read the reviews of the various DNA tests you'll see many complaints by people claiming the test results didn't show any Native American DNA.
As mentioned earlier, family campfire stories passed down the generations simply aren't true.
Due to some pretty wild stories from members of my mother's family, I did the Ancestry test and it returned zero Native American DNA. When I announced my results it set off a war between myself and the die hard myth believers.
Otherwise, Ancestry linked up about 100 people I was truly related to. Interesting, but genealogy really isn't my cup of tea.
I'd recommend Ancestry.
Same here. My sister had an Ancestory one done and it came back with zero Native American blood. We are English on my father's side but mostly Irish on my mother's side. My father's family was well documented in England back to mideavil times.

There was surprisingly some Scandinavian, Asian, Mediterranean, and Mid Eastern in there also, albeit a very small percent for the last three.
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Old 02-11-2018, 02:23 PM   #67
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Certain gene expressions can skip generations-native American seems to be a common one. Mine doesn't show up but my mother had the test and hers does. I expect my children will likely link to it.


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Old 02-11-2018, 04:37 PM   #68
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I asked my dad about the DNA tests, he said "what fer, they just gonna tell you that your half heathen and the other half redneck".
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Certain gene expressions can skip generations-native American seems to be a common one. Mine doesn't show up but my mother had the test and hers does. I expect my children will likely link to it.


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Not sure how it works but female DNA can be more accurate than male.
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Old 02-11-2018, 06:36 PM   #70
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The Texas generation thread got me wondering about our family history. I ended up go Mg through ancestry.com and was able to trace back both lines to the 1600s. Iím considering trying one of the DNA kits now.

Good luck on your search and I hope you find what you are looking for
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Old 02-11-2018, 06:38 PM   #71
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Not sure how it works but female DNA can be more accurate than male.
The mothers paternal side can be lost as they do not carry the Y chromosomes
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Old 02-16-2018, 09:13 PM   #72
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My brother found our bio Mom. She passed away in 2008. He found his real birth certificate. Stuff is moving really fast right now.
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My brother found our bio Mom. She passed away in 2008. He found his real birth certificate. Stuff is moving really fast right now.
Iím sorry to hear about your biological mother, but Iím glad youíre starting to get some answers! That site was amazing and overwhelming when I got on it.
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Old 02-17-2018, 06:29 AM   #74
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Appreciate it. Wild ride last night. Looking for my birth certificate next.
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Old 02-17-2018, 06:55 AM   #75
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My brother just had it done. The percentages came back about as we suspected. He was also notified of a 2nd cousin of ours, and she's SMOKIN' hot!

Pretty sure 2nd cousins are legal, right???
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Old 02-17-2018, 07:00 AM   #76
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I had mine done and it was accurate and correlated with known family history. Other family members who were tested also showed up in my possible relative list.

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My brother just had it done. The percentages came back about as we suspected. He was also notified of a 2nd cousin of ours, and she's SMOKIN' hot!

Pretty sure 2nd cousins are legal, right???

that's wrong........ But funny......

We found a 3rd cousin who is married to MLB player. Wonder if we can get some tickets since we are family. LOL
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Old 02-17-2018, 11:23 AM   #78
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Old 02-17-2018, 12:06 PM   #79
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Kinda leery about sharing my dna! Any kind of form you sign that says Ancestry will not share your info?
Iím adopted so I have been curious about it.


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Kinda leery about sharing my dna! Any kind of form you sign that says Ancestry will not share your info?
Iím adopted so I have been curious about it.


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You hock one in a little tube add a vial of blue stuff and mail it off in the box provided, you are publicly identified only by your chosen login name some people put their full name on their public profile..everything is private unless you choose to contact a person in your DNA match list. I think I checked some box's in the fine print that I didn't read.... If they want to use my DNA to clone me then that would be cool, however I don't think the deer population could support too many Republican conservative gun toting alpha male deer killing ninjas like me...
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Update

My brother found his bio father, but he to has passed away.
We found out that our birth mother is the one who abandoned us in the motel in CA. She is the one who filed a false police report stating she found the boys in the room. I won't go into all the details, but I am so glad to be adopted and not part of this ladies life.

We are trying to find my real birth certificate and bio father, but this to will be very difficult.

My brother has been in contact with family members on both sides. We will probably meet with a Aunt on my mom's side and my brother will meet with his bio father's family in AZ.
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Well I never thought it would happen, but my brother found my birth father and more details about my life.
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Glad to hear you're able to put pieces of the puzzle together Timm.
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Old 03-08-2018, 01:40 PM   #84
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I paid $200 to find out I'm 90% east texas trash and 10% Louisiana horse thief.

No refunds????
What's the other 30 percent?

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Well I never thought it would happen, but my brother found my birth father and more details about my life.
thats pretty cool. hope you find some good news on him.
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Glad your journey is on track Timm. And by the way, my second cousin retired form MLB. Used to get free Ranger tickets when his team was in town.
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How you get to a 130%. I got cheated somehow, I only gots 80%
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You hock one in a little tube add a vial of blue stuff and mail it off in the box provided, you are publicly identified only by your chosen login name some people put their full name on their public profile..everything is private unless you choose to contact a person in your DNA match list. I think I checked some box's in the fine print that I didn't read.... If they want to use my DNA to clone me then that would be cool, however I don't think the deer population could support too many Republican conservative gun toting alpha male deer killing ninjas like me...

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Well I never thought it would happen, but my brother found my birth father and more details about my life.
Well thats good to hear!
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Well I never thought it would happen, but my brother found my birth father and more details about my life.
He still alive?
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Donít know yet. Still looking
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Cool beans, Timm! I am really happy for you and your brother!
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Tim... any updates you can share.
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Old 04-21-2018, 02:03 AM   #96
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Those of you who have names to go by can try find a grave
It's free, sometimes there is family history with it.
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Happy for you, Timm. Hope you find what you are looking for. I'm sure it is an emotional roller coaster for you and your brother.
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Old 04-21-2018, 08:50 AM   #98
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Happy for you, Timm. Hope you find what you are looking for. I'm sure it is an emotional roller coaster for you and your brother.


Thanks. Itís had its highs and lows for sure. The coolest part so far is that I am a native Texan. Born in Dallas.

We are still looking for my bio dad. The story is he went back to Thailand in the 1970.
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We must all be related. One of my Great Grandpas stole a mule off a man, at sword point, after being wounded at Vicksburg trying to make his way back to Many, Louisiana. My Great Grandpa Small wrote a short story documenting his time in the Civil War.
I hunt with guy, lives here, but his family is in Texas and his last name is Small.
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This is exciting Timm! I'm hoping you find everything you're looking for!
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