I did it the genealogy route so far. [last year’s project] *eventually* I’ll do the DNA thing to get confirmation and fill in some gaps.

You’ve seen this already but I show it again just because :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHta2oI2pK4
I did it the genealogy route so far. [last year’s project] *eventually* I’ll do the DNA thing to get confirmation and fill in some gaps.

There’s of course areas of genealogy I didn’t do; but thanks to periods of having prior families living in similar areas for long periods of time, it’s not an infinite series stretching back getting bigger and bigger mathematically.

Ultimately I got as far back as 2nd century Swedish area to a mythological king and to 7th or 8th century (I forget) English king of some kind. Still, more directions to go eventually.

What’s interesting about DNA stats is that they’re first fed with genealogy information, which is what builds up the databases of “where these genes come from”. Then the people information is removed and what’s left is the locations.

Someday I’ll get the DNA test done They keep improving and getting cheaper. I’m hoping the CRISPr tech will cause a major drop in price and increase in quality. Meanwhile I keep feeding genealogy databases when I can with what I have which feeds into the DNA sites and improves other people’s DNA results over time.

I had an uncle who spent decades compiling information pre-internet and then when online came around, he uploaded and revised wherever he went online ’til his death a few years back, so I had a solid base to work off of for at least some parts of my background.

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On a lark, Don or Bradley – I’d love a name for a dead relative that you know is confirmed related to you [great great grandparent or something]. I want to see if they pop up: it’d give a good sense how we’re related.

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[if I’ve learned nothing else, if you’re of the same ‘race’, you’re related by _somebody_ somehow eventually :) ]

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not sure if I got it right – but apparently her husband’s (your grandfather) was Jennings Bryan Baker and if this is the same person, then this is right. If it’s a different person, then it’s wrong. Good chance it’s wrong because if it’s true, then your grandfather was 32 years older than your grandmother but still, it’s fun to have the hint of a hit even if it’s wrong

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Awesome! This was the clincher. I had some hints from a few sites like Ancestry that thankfully ended up leading to this page, which had the magic names all together.
 
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=130647070&ref=acom

Well meet your grandpa’s family tree – Geni doesn’t have Gladys Baker listed as his wife, but the obituary did and there were no other hits for Jennings Bryan Baker so I took a chance that it might be the one.

https://www.geni.com/…/Jennings-Baker/6000000029542028189

If this is correct, the people that show up on that page are all related to you and their families too.

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https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=130647070&ref=acom

 

– http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&db=FindAGraveUS&h=108570032&tid=&pid=&usePUB=true&usePUBJs=true&rhSource=70050

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https://www.geni.com/people/Jennings-Baker/6000000029542028189

 

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aw darn! I mean it’s possible whoever did the page for him on Geni got the location wrong. The name and death year seem to be a hit but the location seems wrong. The person who inputted it might have guessed. Dunno though. This is the fun of genealogy: it’s amazing how many people have similar names that lived around similar times, and detangling it can be a challenge but it’s satisfying when it works out.

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Name Jennings Baker
Age At Death 62
Locations Oakdale, California 95361
Relatives Gladys Mae Baker
Juanita Graybill
Delphya Lee Steele—- 

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nice! Finding information on living people is often harder than finding information on people who passed away, but creepy sites like intellus and “instantcheckmate” and such do weird things like trying to match up people’s locations and names and relatives. More than a few people are freaked out when they see their names next to all of their relatives on one of those sites.

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