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SKCGS General Meeting: Carol Friedel presents "That Woman - Finding the Identity of an Adoptee's Biological Parents"
9:30am - 10:00am PT - Social time (sign in early to chat)
10:00am PT - Carol Friedel presents "That Woman - Finding the Identity of an Adoptee's Biological Parents"

A case study using a simplified approach to Y- and atDNA and some genealogy tips to tie everything together.

I began this project for one reason—to pique my husband’s interest in my then new and consuming interest in genealogy—it worked. His father, long since deceased, was adopted. We had no information about his biological parents. This is a case study of how we moved from no information to standing in the church yard in England in which my husband’s 7th great grandfather was married in 1669. We’ll discuss how coupling available records with a simplified approach to Y- and at-DNA will head us in the right direction. As we all know, luck often precedes discovery; there are some strategies that increase the chances luck comes your way. We’ll go through some of those strategies that worked in this case study. I hope you’ll come on this journey with me and get to meet my husband’s grandmother—known in her lifetime as “that woman.”

Dr. Carol Gorman Friedel is a passionate amateur genetic genealogist. She’s been researching as well as attending lectures, classes, workshops, and courses since 2008 when she retired from practicing general dentistry. She is an administrator for two surname groups at Family Tree DNA (Gorman and Chatman). Carol belongs to several genealogical societies and is a member of the SKCGS Education Committee. She’s interested in learning more about this wonderful obsession we all share and in helping fellow genealogists as well as giving a hand to adoptees trying to find their biological parents.

Apr 15, 2023 10:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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