As always, I am excited to see the numbers go up on my 23andme & FTDNA account. I also log into my Gedmatch account to see if there is anyone new there.
I remember that I should remain calm with little to no expectations; after all, it’s been about a year now since I started the path down the DNA road. The new additions are stragglers to the names and connections already established. I have probably gotten all I will get; must keep my hopes in check. Take a deep breath; try to slow down my heartbeat as I look with anticipation for any updates, new additions, a gedcom added in; another clue to be investigated.The days have turned into months and years passing by; time is running out. Memories of those that might know will not be what they once were but I have no control.
I wonder are public on 23andme?
I wonder common relatives we share?
I wonder what info they have posted on FTDNA – many times it is blank – do they have their farthest known ancestor?
I wonder is this my mother’s side or my father’s?
I wonder what is their nationality?
! wonder – where are they from?
I wonder are they from the NY area?
I wonder do they have a family tree?
I wonder does it go back far enough that I might be able to find a common ancestor?
I wonder how accurate the relationship status is?
Mostly I wonder; is this the person that holds the key???