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    Default My Biggest ever brick wall Breakthrough

    This week I made my biggest ever breakthrough on my tree, when I managed to solve a 20 year brickwall, thanks to the powers of DNA. For 20 years I have had one 'missing' great great grandfather.

    Of my 16 great great grandparents, one has always been listed as 'unknown father', well not anymore!!!!!

    If I said it was like looking for a needle in a haystack, well before, I didn't even know which haystack to even look in!!!!

    https://
    chiddicksfamilytree.com/2020/06/22/my-dna-breakthrough-and-looking-for-a-needle-in-a-haystack/

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    Congratulations, that's the sort of result we all love to have!

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    Congratulations and how I envy you. My great grandfather on my maternal side is my brick wall and his mother wasn't helpful with middle names or seeking support. Of her four children only one was born to her husband. He died 12 months after their marriage and DNA matches are not helping at all on this line.
    You may have inspired me to have another go at it.
    Christina
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitch in Notts View Post
    Congratulations, that's the sort of result we all love to have!
    Cheers Mitch much appreciated

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    Quote Originally Posted by christanel View Post
    Congratulations and how I envy you. My great grandfather on my maternal side is my brick wall and his mother wasn't helpful with middle names or seeking support. Of her four children only one was born to her husband. He died 12 months after their marriage and DNA matches are not helping at all on this line.
    You may have inspired me to have another go at it.
    Christina

    Could you test your parents or have you any Aunts and Uncles that you could test on this line? Testing the oldest generation will potentially help you

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