First-hand information. Entered by Mel Gilbert at registration.
Maternal relationship is confirmed by a 783.7 cM match between J. Samples GEDMatch ID M065598 and her first cousin Mel Lambert GEDmatch G851301.
Paternal relationship is confirmed by a Total of 12 matching segments > 7 cM = 410.1 cM with an estimated number of generations to MRCA = 2.6 Between her paternal first cousin once removed Anonymous Gilbert II and Mel (Gilbert) Lambert
Paternal relationship is confirmed with an AncestryDNA test match between Louise (Gilbert) Myers and Mel (Gilbert) Lambert , second cousins. Predicted relationship reported by AncestryDNA: 2nd Cousins based on sharing 357 centimorgans shared across 13 DNA segments; Confidence: Extremely High.
Maternal relationship is confirmed with an AncestryDNA test match between P Rhodes and Mel (Gilbert) Lambert , second cousins once removed. Predicted relationship reported by AncestryDNA: 3nd Cousins based on sharing 146 centimorgans shared across 6 DNA segments; Confidence: Extremely High.
My roots are in West Virginia. I am willing to help others find sources for their family via online searches.
Mel Lambert's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Mel or other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA.
Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
I connected William M. Elswick (my ancestor) as son of Bradley and Katherine. This fits with the "Establish children via Census Records" section in the profile. Can I ask how you established the identity of all of those names in the 1810-1840 Census records? Thanks.
Mel - thank you for your concern about John Gilbert - We were given a photograph and "history" of John Bige Gilbert which I attached to his file today.
We also have done some research in the John J. Dickey diary that has mixed dates but general for that time.
If all the reports are true and the headstone is accurate, this man lived to be a VERY ripe age.
Mel - you are a superb cheerleader and wonderful co-Captain.
Thank you SO MUCH for your encouraging words throughout the Clean-a-Thon & your own efforts (1,555!!!). You made it fun & successful for Team Virginia. We wouldn't have made it to #6 without you - much less held on to that position in the final hours! So happy that you, Mindy, Andrea, & Sandy all made the "1000+ Club" :D
Hi I would like to invite you again this year to join the 2018 Spring Clean-a-Thon and join the Team Tennessee Volunteers 2018 Spring Clean-a-Thon this year I am going to be the leader like I was for Team Tennessee 2017 Source-a-Thon. I will also be the leader of Team Tennessee Volunteers 2018 Source-a-Thon too this year. Notice the change in the name of the team. Here is our free space page:https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Team_Tennessee_Volunteers_-_2018_Spring_Clean-a-Thon. It is April 21 - 23. You need to register for this by April 19th that is the last day to register. Here is the G2G page to go to register:https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/578811/will-you-participate-in-our-2018-spring-clean-a-thon?start=60#a_list_title. Plus you can add your name, plus your Wikitree ID plus your email on the free space page and go to the privacy tab and click on the trusted list to be added to it and leave your email under where they have the managers listed and I will make your a profile manager of the free space page.