The Lost Grandmother: atDNA and a 19th Family Mystery
Presented by Larry Cates, family history librarian at High Point (Guilford Co., N.C.) Public Library and editor of the Guilford Genealogist, as he walks you through how he identified the parents of a woman born in North Carolina but married in Virginia and who died before death records were kept. There were no obvious conventional clues to her parents’ identity. This 19th-century case yielded its secrets with moderate effort using the DNA results of the lady’s great-great granddaughter. In this case, documentary evidence was later found to substantiate the findings. You can achieve similar results using the same method.