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Monday, December 24, 2018

Y-DNA37 Family Tree DNA

I just sent off for another DNA test aka Y-DNA37 from Family Tree DNA & FTDNA FB page

 Wanting to know my true Paternal Lineage...

 ...Ancestry's DNA was for Ethnicity (Dec 2016)...hopefully in 2019, I will for sure know who I am or not...

 "As the DNA Turns" a New Day Time Soap Opera ?

Thursday, December 20, 2018

DNA test reveals a shocking secret

If you watch The Today Show with Megyn Kelly with Catherine St Clair, founder of NPE Friends Fellowship Topic "Woman’s DNA test revealed a shocking family secret"....

...I found to be so True in relating to my Genealogy Research of 25+yrs and my Ancestry-DNA test results of 16 Dec 2016....only I probably should of taken the Y-DNA test, not the describe DNA which is inherited from the autosomal chromosomes.

I have been a subscriber of Ancestry since May 2004, currently now I have been researching 25+ yrs...I still do not have my answer to Who I in by Blood I know I am not a Young or Begnal.

So I am more interested in my True Paternal Father & Grandfather Blood Line, more so than my Ethnicity or How Many Distant Cousins I may have.

I am not saying Ethnicity or Cousins are not important, as I have had some of the best Lineage Information come from a 2nd Cousin (J.W.Rockwell Jr) and a 4th Cousin in Slovakia P. Posch.

Mr. Posch, age 40, provided me with Church Records from Szentgyorgy, Pozsony, Hungary today is Svaty Jur, Bratislava, Slovakia, regarding my Maternal Grandmother Antoinette Victoria Blaschkov and her siblings and parents.

Mr. Rockwell, age 78, was able to send me letters from my P-Grandfather Clifford Franklin to Aunt Ella Shaughnessy sister of my P-Great-Grandmother Elizabeth Shaughnessy.  One particular 1928 letter Clifford wrote to Ella asking about his last name, that his mother Elizabeth had said it was not Begnal.

Which confirms my suspicion that Clifford was not born Begnal, also Mr. Rockwell provided me with a 1900 marriage certificate of Elizabeth "Lizzie" to Claude Brudenell Eaton, which possibly validates Clifford Franklin may have been born Eaton.

In 25 yrs I have accumulated 4,800+ Ancestors to my Tree, having only began with My Mother, Father, and 2 Grandmothers.

Evaluate what DNA Test you wish to take by what it is you want to know.

Friday, July 6, 2018

What Today or Tomorrow May Bring

The Amazing Events in Life, what are the Odds this could happen, a reason to  always have Hope...that this could be a similar Story in a Researchers Life & Quest to Learn Answers of the Past.

My New Neighbor is

Friday, May 25, 2018

A- Rh Factor Mutant, Alien or Human

I have A negative Blood

16 Dec 2016 completed Ancestry-DNA test.

I then since have joined GEDmatch (my Kit number: A476709 and Ged-ID  9648706)

Hoping to connect to a Genetic Bloodline, most commonly refers to heredity. 

What is in a Name, or in my case what should my Surname aka Family Name, have been?

I continue my Quest to Learn who I descend from of my Paternal side, since My Father was born a Begnal, died a Young (1924-1995), same of my Uncle (1923-2012), and my grandfather/their Father Clifford Franklin Begnal (1903-1960), which began in 1994.

It now appears after 24 yrs of Researching this Begnal Line...Clifford's Father may very well have been Claude Brudenell Eaton (1879-??) this discovery came 29 Dec 2016. 

I received an e-mail from my 1st Cousin, "I just wanted to forward this blood type we both are RH- "

Some suggest that Rh-Negative blood must be of a non-human origin.  The majority of scientists who have studied the blood type have concluded that it is most likely just a random mutation.

Others suggest that lineages with the gene for Rh-Negative blood are merely special in some way and were not meant to be mixed with lineages which are predominantly Rh-Positive.

What is in our Bloodline connecting my cousin and I to our unknown Paternal Surname, which neither of us were born with.  And the same of those born/descendants of Clifford Franklin birth surname is unknown, are not Begnal or Young, even though it may be written on their birth certificates Begnal or Young.

Which led me to researching more about my Blood Type A-

Rh factor and Rh incompatibility - Rhesus (Rh) factor is an inherited protein found on the surface of red blood cells.  If your blood has the protein, you're Rh positive. If your blood lacks the protein, you're Rh negative. Rh positive is the most common blood type. 

Very interesting, I never had learned about the Thyroid Gland and its importance, until today.

Do you come from an Rh-Negative family? 

The Rh-Negative Registry - The Rh-Negative Recessive (Rh+/-) Trait  and how we could possibly carry the recessive RH - factor even if we have positive blood.

Friday, May 4, 2018

DNA, Genealogy & Crime Cold Cases

A new DNA technology used to track down the alleged Golden State Killer...

....could help identify another infamous serial murderer in California: the Zodiac Killer. 

CBS Carter Evans reports

Update 9 Jan 2019: DNA clears accused Golden State Killer of 1975 murder Joseph DeAngelo

Friday, April 27, 2018

To Catch A Murder with DNA

Police used DNA info on genealogy websites to track down Golden State Killer suspect that allegedly killed 12 people and committed at least 50 rapes in 10 counties in California, from 1976 to 1986, authorities said. 

A police officer, mechanic and Vietnam veteran

DeAngelo graduated from basic training at the Naval Training Center in San Diego, California in December 1964, according to Navy Public Affairs.  He served aboard the USS Canberra, a guided missile cruiser, during the Vietnam War, the Navy said.

Some of the alleged crimes overlapped with his time as a police officer in Auburn, California, officials said.

Chief Deputy District Attorney Steve Grippi confirmed the news, first reported by the Sacramento Bee, that police matched crime scene DNA to genetic material from a relative who was registered on genealogy sites.

Update 9 Jan 2019: DNA clears accused Golden State Killer of 1975 murder Joseph DeAngelo

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Who is Clifford Franklin's Father?

Today marks the 17th year of my first post to Rootsweb Research Journey Continues after 25 yrs as to who is Clifford Franklin's, biological Father, my Great Grandfather ?

I know his bio Mother is Elizabeth Shaughnessy

and this is Elizabeth with Claude Eaton about June 1900

could this be Clifford's Father ?