Saturday, September 23, 2023

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Your Genealogy Highlight This Past Week

  Calling all Genea-Musings Fans:

It's Saturday Night again -

Time for some more Genealogy Fun!!

Here is your assignment, should you decide to accept it (you ARE reading this, so I assume that you really want to play along - cue the Mission Impossible music!):

1)  What was your genealogy-related highlight of this past week (or two weeks)?  

2)  Write your own blog post, or leave a comment on this post, or write something on Facebook.

Here's mine:

I was contacted by an AncestryDNA Match who was adopted -- Charles and I share 86 cM in 6 segments. DNA Shared Matches indicate that we are likely Richman cousins from England. He thinks his birth mother was a Richman – when he was adopted, the pediatrician recognized him and the pediatrician recalled his bassinet at the time of birth said “male Richman.” The doctor said his birth mother was “very young.” Charles was born in 1966 in Brooklyn, New York, so his birth mother may have been born in the 1948-1952 time frame. 

He has done no genealogy or DNA research to date and is starting to learn how.  He is going to try to obtain his original birth certificate to get the names of his birth parents.  I sent him my Richman 4th great-grandparent 6 generation descendants list. There is a good chance that my Richman descendants report has his birth mother, or the birth mother's parents, in the report.


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Seeds to Tree said...

My highlight of the week was pressing the "save and send" button on my KDP account. After working two years on writing 250 pages, and researching more than 25 years, I'm finishing my book on my mother's side of the family. I'll check the author copy one more time, and maybe later next week, I'll push the publish button. So satisfying!

ByAPearl said...

I've been working on a ThruLines® connection:

Janice M. Sellers said...

I also had something happen with an AncestryDNA connection.

Linda Stufflebean said...

Here's mine: