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  • mabrams
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    Small success story. My mtDNA line goes back to my ggg gm, born in KY in 1813. No clue as to before.

    I got an FMS match with a GD of 0.. He had a tree, so I was able to realize he was my mother's 3rd cousin. This did not break down the brick wall for my ggg gm, but its nice to have it confirmed that I am at the right brick wall.

    I have 14 other FMS matches, most with trees and I have no idea what century we might share an ancestor. So, it's nice to have one match that actually makes sense.

    We also share 65 cM of autosomal DNA (but no X).

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  • AK47
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    I do! But apparantly theres been a long due delay anything about the haplogroup belong too… i hope news comes soon fast because i genuinely believe something has gone wrong along the way. Was waiting for the sample to release

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  • Stevo
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    Here's the whole photo from which I cropped that headshot of my mtDNA great grandmother (with notes from me).

    Morris_Nora Lancaster and kids.jpg


    Regarding the blond girl labeled "Unknown Morris": The 1910 U.S. Census records that Nora Lancaster had given birth to five children but that only four were then living: Doyle, Lela, Buell, and Opal. This little girl was born sometime between Doyle (1901) and Lela (Dec 1903). She had passed away by 1910. Lela (on my great grandmother's lap) is my maternal grandmother. She kept her natural golden blond hair all her life.

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  • Stevo
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    I have a kind of/sort of mtDNA success story. I've had the FGS, top-of-the-line, last-test-you'll-ever-need mtDNA test from FTDNA (God bless them), and I'm glad of that. I bagged a couple of exact matches: a brother and sister. It turns out their most distant known mtDNA ancestor was born in the same county in Alabama (Lauderdale) in which my most distant known mtDNA ancestor was born.

    But that's as far as we've gotten. We don't know how the two are connected, although surely they must be, and they have different maiden surnames, which is par for the course with mtDNA, since surnames generally follow Y-chromosome lines.

    Anyway, here is a photo of my most distant known mtDNA ancestor, one of my maternal great grandmothers, Nora Lancaster. Yep, that's as far as I can get on that line.

    I'm U5a2c3a, which apparently goes way back in Europe to hunter-gatherers.

    Nora Lancaster Morris.jpg
    Last edited by Stevo; 14 May 2021, 02:32 PM.

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  • Stevo
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    Of course, the Big Y-700 is a great test - I recommend it - but it is a Y-DNA test, and this thread is about mtDNA success stories. MtDNA is passed only from mother to child. Men have it, but we can't pass it on.

    Here's a graphic that might help.

    three types of DNA testing.jpg

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  • Joe Joe
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    hi iam ritu born in india but indian parents and public didnot treat me well so I had my ancestry dna test done it says Iam 46 percent european 28 percent east asian 24% subsaharan african 2% indigenous american and thus I came to know why Iam treated badly by indian parents and public. Now I am looking for my true parents kins and race freinds .please help me.ask if anybody with my dna type lost a kin since 1967.

    Hi Ritu

    What level of DNA did you take? I’m led to believe the Y-700 DNA will unleash deeper connections to your background. Has anyone else suggested that? It may be dearer but will bring out heaps of information. Please consider doing it. I’m waiting for my KIT to complete.

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  • Joe Joe
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    Hi efgen

    I’m waiting for my full Y-700 DNA Kit to process ne sent back. I’ve already got an astonishing revelation that is still like a dream for me. It’s been confirmed by 23andme but I’d rather wait for FTDNA results for now.

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  • loisrp
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    Originally posted by ritu View Post
    hi iam ritu born in india but indian parents and public didnot treat me well so I had my ancestry dna test done it says Iam 46 percent european 28 percent east asian 24% subsaharan african 2% indigenous american and thus I came to know why Iam treated badly by indian parents and public. Now I am looking for my true parents kins and race freinds .please help me.ask if anybody with my dna type lost a kin since 1967.
    Do you mean you are not biologically related to your Indian parents? When you talk about "lost a kin", do you think your biological parents "lost" you somehow and you ended up in an Indian family?

    This is a fascinating, though tragic, story, and I hope you get some answers.

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  • rmm0484
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    Originally posted by ritu View Post
    hi iam ritu born in india but indian parents and public didnot treat me well so I had my ancestry dna test done it says Iam 46 percent european 28 percent east asian 24% subsaharan african 2% indigenous american and thus I came to know why Iam treated badly by indian parents and public. Now I am looking for my true parents kins and race freinds .please help me.ask if anybody with my dna type lost a kin since 1967.
    You need to say which tests you took, and which DNA type you are. In other words, Y test was taken, Haplogroup whatever...do you match any surnames in particular? Please know that the DNA combines differently in families, so you could look different from your sister or brother. Also, you sound like that you are an interesting mixture, so do not let anyone disrespect for what you appear to be.

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  • ritu
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    hi iam ritu born in india but indian parents and public didnot treat me well so I had my ancestry dna test done it says Iam 46 percent european 28 percent east asian 24% subsaharan african 2% indigenous american and thus I came to know why Iam treated badly by indian parents and public. Now I am looking for my true parents kins and race freinds .please help me.ask if anybody with my dna type lost a kin since 1967.

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  • abuelita
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    Originally posted by Philip591 View Post
    A brief note, to all good people out there looking for relatives do not give up.
    Mine is a Y-DNA story. I was born in England in 1945 my biological father was an American Airman who went back went back to the States at the end of the war, leaving my mother unmarried and having to rear me by herself.
    I did a 37 marker test at the end of 2015 and discovered he came from Alabama, and unfortunately had died in 1996.
    I hoped on a plane to Alabama and met a half brother, his son, who I am still in contact with.
    So even after 70 years things still happen.
    I am prepared to elaborate on this story if anyone is interested.
    I'm interested. I found this very touching.

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  • Philip591
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    Biological Father

    A brief note, to all good people out there looking for relatives do not give up.
    Mine is a Y-DNA story. I was born in England in 1945 my biological father was an American Airman who went back went back to the States at the end of the war, leaving my mother unmarried and having to rear me by herself.
    I did a 37 marker test at the end of 2015 and discovered he came from Alabama, and unfortunately had died in 1996.
    I hoped on a plane to Alabama and met a half brother, his son, who I am still in contact with.
    So even after 70 years things still happen.
    I am prepared to elaborate on this story if anyone is interested.

    Regards Philip Smithers

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  • DWFlineage
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    Thanks for sharing this story

    Originally posted by Mud Clerk View Post
    The enemy commander boasted to his troops it would take One Million Men, One Hundred Years to overcome his Pacific Island atoll fortress. Two years of much forced labor construction on the atoll of Tarawa had convinced him the atoll could not be 'taken' by American or Allied forces during WW2.

    Enter the United States Marines! In three days and four hours the Island atoll and airstrip was in Allied hands and the boastful enemy commander lay mortally wounded among the dead.

    Two weeks ago an FTDNA cousin of mine received a message on her ancestry dot com page. It was from a group of volunteers for the Marines in Quantico, VA.

    They said they were using ancestry dot com in an attempt to locate a living female relative of American Marine, Bob Doil Herman. PvtFC Marine Herman died in the Sands of Tarawa on Nov. 20, 1943. His remains were lost to time for 72 years! Recently, volunteers located remains which they believe could belong to cousin Bob. They told my FTDNA cousin they would need a living female born of a surname female of Bob's maternal line for a mtDNA test to ID the remains. My FTDNA cousin or I did not qualify but we located a living female relative who matched their needs.

    Marine Herman's remains will be returning to the Land and Liberty he defended and the World he, in part, helped save.

    We are so grateful for the field of genealogy and DNA sites. Who knows if the tests we take today will help unknown future family members in ways we cannot imagine?

    Thank You FTDNA
    What a wonderful story, thanks for sharing this.

    Best regards, Doug(Veteran)

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  • Sivsdotter
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    I haven't found anyone through hits yet, not the FF nor the mtDNA test, but I didn't take the mtDNA test to find relatives, but to find out where my mum's female line came from. We know nothing about them and there's been a lot of speculation. Now we know we were all wrong. When I got the results on the FF test I had several hits that no one in the family could explain and since I don't have a Y chromosome my only option to gain some clarity was the mtDNA. The result blew us away and I, my mother, her sisters and my cousins on that side look at each other with new eyes. Finding people through written records has over the years been very difficult (I have relatives who's been trying for decades) so getting this information will be a great help in pointing us in the right direction, what to look for. And the fact that we must look in records elsewhere in Europe, and not at all in a direction we expected.

    I think it depends on what you expect from it. I didn't do any of the tests to find relatives, but to find out what my genes say. It's been so difficult to find anything in the written records on my family but the tests shed light on from where my ancestors came. Comparing that to our modern history I can now at least figure out what drove my ancestors across the continent and approximately when. For someone who can't find much elsewhere, that's a big thing.

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  • kora
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    I do have a success story. I found the maiden name of my great-grandmother and the place of her birth, via Family Finder, but for this I had to test my uncle, because my own match was "confirmed", but not that significant. I am very thankful to FTDNA, I would have not gotten the same information with any other commercial company, because, it seems, many people prefer FTDNA when it comes to genealogy. Testing costs, but on the positive side, if all archives are another country and not digitized, you depend on researchers, and it is a very subjective factor.

    It is a story that truly started with the DNA match, and nothing else, and I am thankful to FTDNA. I was getting tired of posting gripes!

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