This is the continuing story 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:
- Facebook- relationships, yes, right one √
- Google-for age and number √
- Public online Records-for age, confirmed by relationships-seek other’s related in public records and see how related √
- Found his mother (who was listed as private on 3-person tree, and no record online of being associated with match’s father, except public record databases)- not first wife of father (only online records for a marriage/relationship for him) √
- Work on his father’s and mother’s lines in tree to see what DNA relationships would fit, based off ages and places, while searching for working numbers. √
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.
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! 😊
To follow this story from the beginning, the links are below:
Genealogy Brick Wall: Another New DNA Mystery Match- Part 1
Genealogy Brick Wall: Another New DNA Mystery Match- Part 2
Genealogy Brick Wall: Another New DNA Mystery Match- Part 3
Find more research tips under the Genealogy Research Tips category, brick wall tips under the Genealogy Brick Wall Cases category, and DNA tips under the DNA Simplified category.
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