Is there a way to find out more when all you have is an approximate age and religion for a birth parent?

+3 votes
My grandfather (deceased) was adopted and we believe we have found his birth mother (deceased) and her family, who are deceased or didn't know about him.  But when my grandfather started looking into his birth family in the 90's all Children's Aid could tell us was he was about 25 years old, of Canadian nationality and of the Anglican religion.  My grandfather was born in his mother's home in Ontario Canada, is there a way to find out more?
in Genealogy Help by Meghan Freeman G2G Crew (530 points)

1 Answer

+2 votes
DNA testing would help to find evidence to support your theory about the birth parents.
by Lynda Crackett G2G6 Pilot (627k points)
Thank you.  I did DNA testing through family tree DNA, and have a long list of matches, but I don't know where to go from there, or who would be from that part of my family verses my maternal grandmother's family and my dad's family.  I haven't recognized anyone from other people's trees on there yet either.
If you have identified relatives on one side of the family then if you can test them too it will help you to begin to sort your matches into maternal and paternal.

It would also be a good idea to upload your data to gedmatch if you have not already done so. That will also give you access to some of the people who have tested at the other companies.

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