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Charlotte, NC, USA

Tell us a bit about your genealogy/family history journey

After my father’s passing, discovered a surname mystery: who was my paternal GGF.? I am still a neophyte gene with no formal training, but learning as I go building a tree and learning the methods and the GPS. Ironically, my single NPE question and tree building has led to many more questions, e.g., how did my German maternal GGP who my mom said were in Ge. actually end up in NE in 1885 when my GF settled in Ohio?

Favorite food or beverage

Old man now, so everything in moderation lol

Surnames of interest

Lowe; Bernstein; Lange; Schröder; Blankenship; Patterson; Woodall; Ligon; Cohen; NPE

If you could meet one person from your family tree that died before you were born, who would it be and why?

There are a few, but probably as a priority, a paternal side GGM who can explain who my GGF-NPE is and why she appears not to have followed in her parent’s religion but assimilated into a Christian heritage. 

Genealogy pet peeve

As I have taken DNA tests, matches without trees and or don’t reply to my contact requests. 

Favorite place where you’ve traveled

Scotland, but really anyplace in the USA. 

From a genealogy/family history research perspective, what would you have done differently?

If I had the resources, I would have hired a professional genealogist. 

What are you currently working on and what’s next?

1. Trying to identify Cs through DNA matches, that will lead to a MRCA of my NPE GGF.

2. Learning old German handwriting that will lead to vital data for my German ancestors. 

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