I am a native Californian. I got into genealogy 30 years ago and have many hours of experience.
Previously an accountant, systems analyst, firefighter and fire inspector, I am now retired. I have helped over 20 people find birth families or break through brick walls. I have now turned that into a business.
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DNA Confirmation to father
Relationship is confirmed with an AncestryDNA test match between Lance Martin and James Clark, half second cousins. Predicted relationship reported by AncestryDNA: 3rd Cousins; Confidence: Extremely High.
Paternal relationship is confirmed by a triangulated group on MyHeritageDNA who share a 18 cM segment on chromosome 1, consisting of Lance Martin and Barbara (Duncan) Fridlund, his 4th cousin 2x removed, and Dennis Thornley, his 5th cousin 1x removed. (Barbara and Dennis are 4th cousins 1x removed.) These matches have been independently verified by via the MyHeritage Chromosome Browser. Their most-recent common ancestors are John Duncan and Lydia Spiller, the 5x great grandparents of Lance Martin and 3x great grandparents of Barbara (Duncan) Fridlund and 4x great grandparents of Dennis Thornley. Lance is the son of Leslie Martin who is the 4x great grandson of the common ancestors John Duncan & Lydia Spiller.
Maternal relationship is confirmed by a triangulated group on GEDmatch who share a 7.6 cM segment on chromosome 15, consisting of Lance Martin, GEDmatch kit # MU8098002, and Jeff Bertolissi, his 3rd cousin, GEDmatch kit # A143098, and Vicki (Donovan) Willis, his 2nd cousin 1x removed, GEDmatch kit # A775595. (Jeff and Vicki are 2nd cousins 1x removed.) Their most-recent common ancestor is Mary Robinson, the 2x great grandmother of both Lance Martin and Jeff Bertolissi and great grandmother of Vicki (Donovan) Willis. Lance is the son of Janet Viemann who is the great granddaughter of the common ancestor Mary Robinson.
Only the Trusted List can access the following:
Lance's formal name
full middle name (H.)
private siblings' names
spouse's name and marriage information
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Lance or other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA.
Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree:
AncestryDNA Paternal Lineage (discontinued) 33 markers, haplogroup R1b1b1, Ancestry member RUGGERSF +
Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test, haplogroup R-M335
Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test Full Sequence, haplogroup K2b1, FTDNA kit #397766