I figured that it’s about time I made a post to help bait some new cousins.
I originally tested with AncestryDNA.
And I transferred my AncestryDNA data to both FamilyTreeDNA and Gedmatch.
FTDNA kit #: B29051
Gedmatch kit #: A384941
Here is a quick reference from my grandparents to my 2nd Great-Grandparents (surnames and places of birth).
Just a quick note…
My 2nd great-grandmother who was born in London, her siblings were all born in Russia or Romania. Being in London when she was born seemed to just be some type of layover from one area to another. There is an entirely different set of Goodman’s from England, but from what I’ve found they were not of Jewish faith and my Goodman line was.
Think we could be cousins? Send me an email at jwaters[dot]ancestry[dot]search[at]gmail[dot]com or leave a comment.
If you have not heard, AncestryDNA is making some changes to the matches we see. This update is happening very soon. How soon we don’t know, just that it’s soon.
You can read more about what you should do to prepare over at this post over at dna-explained.com.
The short version is that some of your matches may disappear, but you should also be expected to gain new matches.
Get your genealogy motors going… there are a bunch of record collections that are currently FREE on Ancestry.com. If you have not yet started working on Ancestry, you will need to sign up for an account before you can search the records. It is free to sign up, though if you wish to continue searching these collections (+ other collections, photos, and more later on) you will need to purchase a subscription).
Here’s a list of the collections available for free:
It’s really simple to find your ancestors too.
Just plug in a bit of information and there ya go!
Need help or have any questions? Leave a comment or send an email. I’m happy to help.
*Free access is open to U.S. residents only and ends 11:59pm ET on December 29th.