Genealogy Brick Wall: Another New DNA Mystery Match-Part 4
Continued from Part 3
This is the continuing story, continued from Genealogy Brick Wall: Another New DNA Mystery Match-Part 3, of my temporary genealogy brick wall for yet another new DNA mystery match that had just showed up. I call it a temporary brick wall because I have not really exhausted all of my resources, but I had found all the known descendants for those lines (not to mention that I know of that generation’s descendants very well), and he is not one of them.
So, a recap of my last steps:
Compare Geographical Areas:
Hmmmmmmm, I worked back on his father’s (the only name in his tree) and mother’s (found in public record databases as an associate to his father) lines just to gather only the info needed to solve this, and I am still confused. Usually from this point, I just need to compare the areas of where the match’s lines were from, with my line.
His father’s line was in Wichita, Kansas, just as my Steinmans were for a while, and Long Beach, California, just as my Steinmans were for a while! That’s great; I found the connection!
Wait, what??!! Not! His mother’s line was in San Antonio/South Gate, Norwalk, Long Beach, and Downey, California, just as my Steinman line! Ugh, back to square one! I need more tea! Wake up! Wake up!
Time to quickly look up some public yearbook pics of some of his family members I had found by fanning out, and try to see if there are any resemblances, to narrow it down to either his mother’s or his father’s side.
My grandfather and his siblings below...
My match's father and his siblings below...Hmmmmmm, I don't see much of a resemblance.
My match's mother and some of her siblings below...Hmmmmmm, I see no resemblance.
I have worked a total of 2 hours on this mystery thus far: it’s time to stop because it’s late, my tea is no longer helping, and I need a fresh mind!
Stay tuned for more in Part 5 where I’ll narrow down the relationships according to the centimorgans even more by using more deductive reasoning! 😊
Have you compared photos in your research to help break down brick walls? Have you sought out photos for your matches in yearbooks, public records or social media? Let me know in the comments below!
Update, November 28, 2021: Part 5 is now here!: Genealogy Brick wall: Another New DNA Mystery Match-Part 5
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