I have an adopted person in my family and I am currently working with another adopted person to try to trace her biological family as our DNA converges. If I can help someone find a lead to their biological family I would be thrilled.
I have multiple lines with German areas represented in my ancestry. Surnames include Woerner, Reiss, Manger, Bauer, Koenig, Pfeiffer, Schniederalbers, Neihoff, Schulte, Eufinger, Rucker, Gebhardt, Werner, Voelkening, Hartung among others.
I belong to a large international organization dedicated to preserving the history of glass / crystal makers and their craft. Genealogy is a big part of our mission. I am happy to volunteer to check into any glass making related genealogy. I have over 10,000 people in this part of my gedcom alone.
I have found links to profiles with no owners in other venues and that is frustrating. I would look for names that intertwine with my surnames for any that need a home... Also having a real adopted person in our family I like helping those who are looking for family and have no clues or links to help them.
I love the chat, great way to meet people on the site. Lots of fun!
Laura Bozzay's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Laura or other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Laura:
Laura (Pennie) Bozzay:
Family Tree DNA Family Finder, GEDmatch T129400, FTDNA kit #465015 +
Autosomal DNA Test, GEDmatch GU2396830
I added sources to Lorin Mitchell's profile. (I forgot I had orphaned him). The Mitchell's are related to me by way of the Bowers family , my paternal grandmother's line. Let me know if you need anything else.
Congratulations Laura, a Project Coordinator and Super Star, all in one day... but you worked so hard behind the scenes supporting various projects and jumping in when needed. Also loved what you did with the weekend chat!!! Way to go, you are a star in my eyes too!!! More importantly though you are a great friend and collaborator!!!
Laura, Daniel Elleker mentioned in his bio that he had an ancestor who, according to an 1852 census, was a "China and Glass dealer." Would that occupation have fallen within the scope of your glassmaking experience or were merchants of that time specialized enough to sell only? Sorry, it caught my eye before coffee had time to install brain to mouth/typing filters. LOL