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:
Hi Mel! Thanks for the post on Farrar-86. Jamie Nelson & Debi Hoag both sent me that link too & I've edited the ref to the FSFTID to be clickable to it. I don't have a login for Family Search, so it does me no good. (And I don't use WikiTree x because last time i tried, it wanted me to give it my WikiTree ID & password. Just not comfortable doing that.)
Anyway - if connecting Farrar-86 to WikiTreeX would benefit folks, have at it, and THANKS :D
I just invited Eric to join us again this year, and would love to have you on the team again too. But as I said to Eric ... if it's possible, I'm even slower at sourcing than I was last year! So I'd understand if you wanted to hook up with a more productive team :D