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Bret Bessac

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Bret F. Bessac
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  • Paternal relationship is confirmed by a 23andMe test match between Bret Bessac and {Private} my father's brother's daughter. Predicted relationship from 23andMe: First Cousin, based on sharing 14.5% and 1078cM .

Also confirmed by a GEDmatch test match between Bret Bessac GEDmatch WW7580824 and his aunt (father's sister Virginia Bessac GEDmatch NC3140851. Their most-recent common ancestors are her parents Nell Hurd and Harry Bessac. Estimated number of generations to MRCA = 1.5, based on sharing 1760.3 cM across 46 half-match segments. Largest segment = 122.1 cM

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Hi Bret!

Thanks for joining us! I hope you're enjoying our site and our community. I just wanted to check in and see how things are going. Has the New Member How To Pages been helpful or has it left you with questions?

It's great to have you on board. Enjoy your time here, and good luck growing your branches. If you need help just click on my name and you will be transferred to my profile where you can post a message or send me a private message.

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posted by Cheryl (Smith) Hess
Hi Bret,

Thanks for taking the Pre-1700 Quiz!

Because pre-1700 ancestors are shared by many descendants, working with members of the projects which coordinate them is essential. You can learn more about joining the community in How To #3 and in the Project FAQ.

Use the Pre-1700 Projects list to find one which best fits your research focus. Review the project pages for special guidelines and to learn how to collaborate with the project members.

Let me know if you have trouble finding projects which fit your focus. Click my name, then ask in the comment section of my page.

Natalie ~ Pre-1700 Greeter

posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
edited by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
Hi again Bret

May i suggest amending your tags so you have one tag for each name you are researching and the location

If you create separate tags for your surnames, the tags become clickable links to pages of others who want to collaborate about that surname. With the surnames combined in a tag, that isn't possible. This link may help you Tags

Your Wiki Genealogy Feed will show the activity connected to the surnames and places relating to your tags.

Karen ~ WikiTree Greeter

Welcome Bret

I am pleased to confirm and welcome you to the WikiTree family, your contributions will go a long way to joining the world together.

I would suggest starting with the New Member How-To pages, they will save you a lot of time and frustration.

I am here to answer any question you have, no matter how trivial you may think it is. There is no such thing as a silly question. Please add as much information as you can, it all helps to turn a “name” back into a person. I hope you enjoy the site

Happy tree climbing

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