This was such a fun and interesting volunteer case, that someone posted in one of my genealogy Facebook groups, Genealogy: Lost and Found, a group that helps people reunite with lost items! I'm so glad I was able to help her find her great grandfather, after a 23 year deadlock on her search, and after he just seemed to disappear off the face of the earth after a certain time period! That's because he changed his name! I was able to locate him in 2 days, through my original findings after day 1, then through confirmation of DNA matching, and making a quick rough sketch of a DNA Tree on day 2, and contacting matches. Sometimes people may never find out why an ancestor changed their name, or went into "hiding", I have the same issue on a quite a few of my family lines! There are many reasons why there are "family secrets" in a family tree, which I talk about in one of my presentations! REMEMBER, "it's all in the clues"! I should add to my presentation that it's all in the DNA too! :)
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