These days I spend most of my time doing genetic genealogy, blogging, speaking, and helping people with their DNA results. I come to this from a programming background. My paternal ancestry is Norwegian from Hordaland, Kristiansand, and the Drammen area plus Telemark. My maternal ancestry is Bavarian and German Jewish.
I recently retired from my web development business, Open Sky Web Design, http://www.openskywebdesign.com/ which I founded in 2001 shortly after retiring early from corporate life in NYC. I now live in the San Diego area and have avocado trees and citrus and a view. I have been doing genealogy since 1997 - see my family history site - and genetic genealogy since 2012 - see my blog
Paternal DNA relationship is confirmed by a 3720 cM match including a full X match between Kitty and her father [[Munson-2239]Larry Munson]
Maternal DNA relationship is confirmed by matches to Kitty's mother's sisters, [[Thannhauser-5]Trudi Beyer] for 1623 cM over 45 segments including including 138 cM on the X and [[Thannhauser-14]Stasi Dunau] for 1676 cM over 45 segments including 172 cM on the X
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On 12 Feb 2018 at 16:27 GMT Amber (Pike) Boicourt wrote:
Relationship finder believes we are 22nd cousins 4x removed through Olaf I (Guðrøðarson) Gudrødsen.
On 9 Feb 2018 at 17:19 GMT Jon Bush II wrote:
I checked the relationship finder and we're 26th cousins:) We are both descended from Arpadhazi-5 Thanks for all your research! I hope to get DNA testing soon.
On 9 Feb 2018 at 07:22 GMT A Nony Mouse Moffett wrote:
It looks like we may be 20th cousins 5 times removed through Olaf II (Guðrøðarson) [Gudrodsson-3] who probably didn’t exist or so his profile biography said. Seems like an pretty uncertain relationship to me. It seems to me that I have a lot of uncertain relationships with an amazing variety of people. Otherwise 25 degrees of separation.
On 8 Feb 2018 at 14:14 GMT Star Clark wrote:
37 Degrees from you, S.V. Clark 38203
On 8 Feb 2018 at 13:56 GMT Maggie N. wrote:
On 6 Feb 2018 at 17:51 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:
We're 23 Degrees apart, but we're also 24th cousins once removed ... through Henry 1, King of England! He's a new-to-me ancestor & (ashamed to say it), a new-to-me historical person too.* But I do love what I learn from WikiTree. Loved your interview too, especially the pictures!
* nope, not quite new to me... just didn't recognize him out of context (4th son of William, father of Matilda - as a Brother Cadfael fan, I certainly know all about King Stephen and Empress Maud! I'm going to have fun exploring that connection :)
On 3 Feb 2017 at 14:46 GMT Kelly Hardcastle wrote:
I love your Blog. Thanks for everything you do. I was wondering if you can tell me how you have so many DNA matches on this page. Were they just the ones you entered yourself or could you add a link to cousins you know you match dna with on here somehow?
On 12 Nov 2015 at 16:24 GMT Michael Maranda wrote:
We actually have three categories - one for the Americas, one for England, and one catch-all.
You can find these linked from my profile.
If you have any questions - don't hesitate to ask!
On 21 Nov 2014 at 02:57 GMT Christopher Johnson wrote:
On 17 Jun 2014 at 14:40 GMT Maggie N. wrote: