Grandfather Roy D. Pace is allegedly the 3rd great-grandson of William Henry Pace (1745-1815), the Pace who served in General George Washington’s elite bodyguard unit–the Commander in Chief’s Guard–during the Revolutionary War. To prove or disprove that claim, I have to first prove the identity or Roy’s parents.
Armed with the recent findings from our male-line Y-DNA test results for my husband’s Pace line, I now face the unpleasant chore of cleaning up my genealogy house due to this fallout, and outlining some next steps for my research plan.
After three months of waiting for it to finish processing, my husband’s Pace family’s much-anticipated Y-DNA results debunk the belief that they are descended from Richard Pace of Jamestown.
Autosomal DNA testing helps us confirm that a possible cousin, pursuing a decades’ long changed-identity hunch, is genetically related to Mom and to the right family.
A cousin of my husband’s, who reached out to me last month from Family Tree DNA, helps me genetically identify our first and most recent common McNamara ancestor. Now the work begins to more fine-tune that discovery by isolating the maternal and paternal sides of that inherited shared DNA.
Testing my autosomal DNA enables me to compare how accurate my adoption letter was in describing my genetic ethnicity. My birth mom discovery has been quite a whirlwind process this past month. I finally have time to catch my breath a bit and take a harder look at the ethnicity projections about my own DNA. Is this Colleen really Irish?
AncestryDNA made a liar out of me last night by processing my autosomal DNA results much faster than they quoted. I struck gold last night with my top two AncestryDNA matches, providing DNA confirmation of a maternal-line connection to my Bio Mom Candidate.