Today I got a Shared Ancestor Hint that I can actually use.
So what’s so special about this hint? I have submitted a DAR application using Patriot Reuben Radford. I have my line proven all the way up the chain. The person I match has a line up to Reuben through a different child of William’s. I don’t know if she has it proven on paper or not, all I know is that we are a DNA match. If she has her lineage proven, a DNA match to her makes my case stronger. It is a bit of a moot point since I have already turned in my paperwork but it still makes me feel good. Of course it is possible that we have a DNA match with a different ancestor that Ancestry didn’t pick up on or one of us doesn’t have that ancestor in our tree but I am just going to go with Reuben for now. I have sent my new cousin an email.
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