I have been working on genealogy for about thirty years. My Ancestry tree contains over 17,000 people.
My maternal ancestors were Ashkenazi Jewish and emigrated in the 1880s from the former Russian Empire (Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, and Ukraine) to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Baltimore, Maryland.
My paternal ancestors were Italian, Aberesh Albanian, Polish, English, Irish, Scottish, Cherokee, French, Spanish, Belgian, German, Syrian, and Arabian.
Paternal and maternal relationships are confirmed by an AncestryDNA test match between JoAnn Brown and her sister. Their most-recent common ancestors are their parents, Joseph Bianchi and Janet Gilbert. Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: Sister, based on sharing 2,777 cM across 67 segments.
Birth Certificate of JoAnn (Bianchi) Brown. Personal copy in the files of JoAnn Brown.
First-hand information. Entered by JoAnn (Bianchi) Brown.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with JoAnn or other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA.
Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
JoAnn (Bianchi) Brown:
Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test Full Sequence, haplogroup K1a1b1a