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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-01-2019, 03:57 PM
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My adopted cousin DNA tested with Ancestry. After a lot of work over the last few months, I've been able to identify her birth parents. If she had tested at 23&Me we would have identified her mother immediately, as her 1/2 sister had tested there. They say to test all 3 major companies and download to GEDmatch. You'll almost certainly be able to find them. Maybe with help. There are some really good Facebook Groups for adoptees searching for parents.
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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-01-2019, 04:00 PM
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Try testing at 23&Me and also uploading DNA to GEDMatch and FTDNA. My adopted cousin tested at Ancestry. Through 3rd and 4th cousin matches, it took a few months and I've identified both of her birth parents. BUT - had she tested at 23&Me also, we'd have known her mother right away because her 1/2 sister tested there!
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I was adopted at birth but I always knew who and where my family was. I knew the name and location and just chased down the family name in the location that I knew by phone. Ancestry.com should give you all the info you need to find your birth family. Have you looked at your birth certificate for your mothers name?

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Last year, I laid my elder brother to rest (a Korean War vet). We took the opportunity of the family reunion to bury his ashes.
We had a guest of interest at the reunion... a lady who was his "love child" from his late teenage years.
Of course, she met her brother (1/2 brother) for the first time!
I don't know the full details, but she found her heritage through "23&me"..and it was not difficult..

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