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Of Fathers and Sons and DNA

My father's grandfather was adopted with very little paperwork or evidence trail as to his biological origins. Earlier this year, my father's uncle got his DNA tested. Unfortunately, the closest Y-DNA relative we've isolated from the tests is 13 generations back. But, I have a related question: All of the matches, through multiple services (having manually entered the data into other services) have a wide variety of non-repeating last names. Given that Y-DNA matches father-to-son, wouldn't there be at least some names repeating? [more inside]
posted by thanotopsis on Aug 30, 2012 - 25 answers

Archiving Family Treasures

Archiving Really old photos: Your suggestions on methodology and tools? [more inside]
posted by thanotopsis on May 2, 2012 - 7 answers

Finding Adoption Records from the 1920s

My grandmother was adopted in Roseau, MN, in April of 1921 at the age of 6 months. On October 13, 1920, she was born, and given into the care of the Lutheran Children's Home Society of Minneapolis. I've found the new name of this organization, and I have the proper forms to fill out to find her original birth certificate. I still worry, however, that this won't go too far. [more inside]
posted by thanotopsis on Dec 29, 2009 - 4 answers

Making More Work For Myself, One President at a Time

Strategies for Research: I'd like to go through each of the US Presidents, and show my kids how they're related to each. George Washington was pretty easy, as his ancestry is detailed back to the Scottish kings, so I can show the kids how they're the 22nd cousins, 11 times removed of the first president of the US. The going hasn't been so easy, since, and I'm fishing for some suggestions on tactics I can take to make the going a little easier. [more inside]
posted by thanotopsis on Feb 28, 2008 - 5 answers

I'm addicted to information about 200 year old women.

I need more places to look for family tree information. [more inside]
posted by thanotopsis on Aug 2, 2006 - 10 answers

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