Admixture calculations provided by Eurogenes K13 on Gedmatch
My uncle appears as a closer match to cousins from the Sauceda and Garza side of the family than my mother does, so I decided to focus on his genetic communities instead of hers. I think Ancestry did very well with this feature.
My maternal uncle’s DNA kit is being processed after a six-week wait.
This small update is a great excuse to share this song from Moana, which I have recently seen for the first time this past weekend. It was so good! Definitely one of my favorite ancestor movies right along with The Book of Life and Kubo and the Two Strings. Disney and Pixar have another Dia de los Muertos movie, Coco, that is scheduled for release November 2017.
I loved this song, “I am Moana (Song of the Ancestors)”.
My Missouri First Families certificate for Sarah Evans and William Brummet from the Missouri State Genealogical Association came in today! As I’ve mentioned before, Sarah Evans had a sister, Nancy Evans, who married Elijah Gumbs Boon. Their descendants would be eligible for the same certificate if any cousins are interested in pursuing it. Also, obligatory link to the Mothers of Missouri DNA Project (MoM).
Have you had your Y-DNA tested? If so, or are thinking about ordering a DNA test please join the New Mexico Genealogical Society DNA Project at Family Tree DNA.
Because I should probably write something every once in a while.
She has 11 Shared Ancestor Hints:
New Mexico Marriages, Santa Fe, St. Francis Church/Cathedral January 1858 to October 1889 a publication by the Hispanic Genealogical Research Center of New Mexico 2002.
Mom is up to three New Ancestor Discoveries who I thought maybe could bee in-laws but so far I haven’t been able to place them.
If you are into genealogy and thinking about genetic testing, please consider taking a mitochondrial DNA test. It’s overlooked by genealogists as a tool to trace their maternal ancestry. It is also a great way to help others!
I Someone might be desperately researching their maternal line and need a hand. The regular price for the mtDNA Plus kit is $69. I am considering buying one for someone who can show me they are also descended from Sarah Evans (married to William Brummet) through a direct female line.
This awesome new blog by a Family Tree DNA employee tells it well:
“Also technically speaking, mtDNA is the black sheep of genetic genealogy. It’s sort of like that friend you had when you were a kid that you didn’t really like but kept around because their parents had a lot of money. mtDNA is important, but not necessarily fun.
Now here’s the part where I advocate for mtDNA testing after such a supportive prologue. In all honesty, it’s sometimes necessary. Do you want to confirm your deep, direct maternal line Native American ancestry? Autosomal DNA can’t help, as it only deals with recent ancestry (we’ll get into autosomal testing soon). mtDNA testing is the only test that can possibly help in this quest if, say, your mother’s mother’s mother’s mother was Native American and inherited that from her mother. Do you want to confirm a relationship with another individual with whom you share direct maternal ancestry, and the other individual doesn’t have autosomal DNA results? mtDNA is the way to go. Would you like a rough idea of likely recent maternal countries of origin? mtDNA is your test! Are you a masochist that thrives off of pain, sweat, and sleeplessness derived from genealogical brick walls and want a test as anger fuel? mtDNA is the only way to go.” Jeremy Balkin, Breaking Genetics
Also, if you are a customer with 23andMe, please respond to messages! Even if you don’t know what the person is talking about, just tell the inquirer so.