The next step in my search for my biological parents was making contact with my leading birth mom candidate, and sending off my autosomal DNA test sample to AncestryDNA. No results from either approach yet. Needless to say, I have been checking my Facebook Messages and my AncestryDNA test status multiple times daily.
Since my last two posts have focused on the new search for my biological family, I thought it appropriate to focus on my parents (my real parents). This is the story of my adoption, and what family and family history mean to me.
This past Monday marked the anniversary of my parents bringing me home as a baby, which six months later resulted in my legal adoption. I have the best parents and family in the world, and have never felt the need to try to find my birth parents. Last week though, I I finally caved and began the process of identifying my biological family by taking an autosomal DNA test through Ancestry.com.
Despite having Dad test with AncestryDNA over a year ago, I never really did anything productive with his autosomal DNA results until now, after learning about transferring the raw data to Family Tree DNA. My FTDNA results and matches got unlocked and processed last week. Comparing Dad’s ethnicity estimates from both sites is my first step into analyzing his DNA.
Profiling William Pace’s service at Valley Forge, and discussing the genealogy controversy surrounding his connection to Richard Pace of Jamestown. We think William Pace was my husband’s 5th great grandfather, and have heard that we are (through him) also descended from Richard Pace, who saved Jamestown. But what does the Pace DNA Project say about this connection?