My love of genealogy started when my grandmother passed away. I wanted a way to honor her and make sure that she would always be remembered by her descendants. Equally important to me was my grandfather who had passed several years before her so I started my research into both lines with a realization that not all family trees have accurate information and that they were being repeatedly copied from one person to the next without a clue that the information was not correct. This only solidified with me the importance of actual sources to confirm what we do or do not know to be true. While we may not find all our answers, it is my belief that we can at least lay a factual foundation for those who come after us.
My maternal mother, Arvella Brawley has taken autosomal DNA tests at 23andme and at Ancestry along with me, Sharon Garrett Glover. We share 3457 cm's along 28 chromosomes which confirms our biological relationship as mother and daughter.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Sharon or other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA.
Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line: