A is for … ADOPTION! — 5 Comments

  1. It’s so good to see genealogists from all over the world joining in this activity. Welcome.

    I hope that DNA can help you find the clues you need to unlock your mystery.

  2. This spoke to me, Jenny! My husband is adopted and vehemently determined to maintain privacy and not investigate his biological roots. I don’t understand it, but must respect his wishes. I only hope someone down the line can do the research.

  3. What an interesting story. It sounds like you’ve got a plan that should work really well. If you’re using Family Tree DNA for the autosomal test, they have a “not in common with” feature that will completely disregard any matches your uncle has in common with his mother. Any other matches should be relatives of his father. I wish you luck and look forward to hearing what you uncover.

  4. Valerie – I’m so glad you chimed in on this, since I think you’re probably the most knowledgeable person I know when it comes to DNA. The “not in common” feature makes me a little more positive about doing the DNA testing.

    Jill – Thanks for stopping by. I’m having a great time reading your alphabet posts (I’m a geek that way)!

    Susan – I’m sorry to hear that. I would encourage him to do the research – even if he keeps it sealed up until after he has gone – but sometimes, depending on where he was adopted, he is the only one who CAN get it. Plus – there may be someone out there looking for him, too!

  5. Very interesting post, Jenny. We also have adoptions and children with unknown parentage in our family tree. I wish you every success in solving this mystery.

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