Just a note- be kind. Sometime merges need to be researched further. I have adopted some profiles that should actually be deleted because they are truly orphaned and could have been guesses by the original poster.
It can be frustrating if someone doesn't answer you as quickly as you may want. A lot of the members here have a full life that doesn't allow 24/7 on this site.
I've been researching family history since 1970. This all started with my grandfather Ed Dennis' stories. I have contributed to familysearch.org way before there was an internet as we know it now. I also had membership at Ancestry.com, so a lot of my information (and perhaps a few of my mistakes) are wandering about the internet. Now with DNA available, some mysteries might be solved, some rumors put to rest and some new relatives found.
You can see a lot of my work on findagrave.com.
Also, I add names onto Wikitree that are not related but would be a help to others searching their history.
First-hand information. Entered at registration.
Other sources are copies of marriage documents, census records, family record keeping, newspaper articles, and most recently DNA data.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Cyndie or other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage of DNA with Cyndie: