Peter, I tested with Family Tree DNA a couple of years ago, and in the last 6-8 months, I haven't been very active here. I want: first to "catch up", but now would you be able to explain the situation above and its readiness for those of us who are definitely BEHIND.
I do have a German born father who doesn't know the identity of his paternal parent (his mom kept him, her lover, a secret). So I am ready AND willing to learn and to benefit by any or all of the new ways we can research our genealogical pasts. Would you be able to direct me, after I give you some of the basic information I do have about my father's heritage?