Mindy Silva
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Mindy Silva

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Mindy Silva
Born 1960s.
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Daughter of DNA confirmed and [private mother (1940s - unknown)] DNA confirmed
Sister of , [private sister (1970s - unknown)] [half] and [private brother (1980s - unknown)] [half]
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Profile last modified | Created 26 Jul 2017 | Last significant change: 4 May 2021
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Mindy Silva has Portuguese ancestors.
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My Ancestors

I am deeply interested in locating ancestors. Not only for myself; but also for family, friends, and others.

I happened across someone that was descended from Afonso I (The 1st King of Portugal). I clicked the 'check your relationship' button at the bottom and found out he's my 26th great-grandfather! So now, though I usually stay away from 'descendant bling' I am adding a Descendant Sticker to my profile:
Descendant of Afonso de Portugal. Afonso I was the first King of Portugal. He is Mindy's 26th great-grandfather..
Have you checked any of your possible relationships lately? It's a lot of fun!

My Ancestors Research Statistics (Click for brick walls that I have worked on)

Generation Number Direct Relation to Name Total # of Possible Ancestors Total # of Identified Ancestors Total % of Identified Ancestors
2 Parents 2 2 100%
3 Grandparents 4 4 100%
4 Great Grandparents 8 8 100%
5 2nd Great Grandparents 16 14 88%
6 3rd Great Grandparents 32 28 88%
7 4th Great Grandparents 64 50 78%

Proud Member & Supporter of

  • Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS)
  • National Genealogical Society (NGS)
  • National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR)
  • New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS)

Useful links I've found

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DNA Statements

Paternal relationship is confirmed by an AncestryDNA test match between Mindy Silva GEDmatch A030801 and Jim Silva (2nd cousin 1x removed) GEDmatch A054943. Their MRCAs are Mindy's great-great-grandparents and Jim's great-grandparents, José (Silva Ribeira) da Silva de Ribeira II and Rosa (Joaquina) Silva. Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: 4th - 6th cousins, based on sharing 40 centimorgans shared across 3 DNA segments; Confidence: High.
Paternal relationship is confirmed by an AncestryDNA test match between Mindy Silva (2nd great-granddaughter) and her second cousin Theodore "Ted" Morgado. Their MRCAs are their great grandparents, João (Gonçalves) Gonçalves Pereira and Alexandrina Amélia (Silva) Gonçalves Pereira. Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: 3rd Cousins (actual relationship 2nd cousin 1x removed), based on sharing 136 centimorgans shared across 9 DNA segments; Confidence: Extremely High.
Paternal relationship is confirmed by an AncestryDNA test match between Mindy Silva (great-granddaughter) and her second cousin (a grandchild of (Living) (Lee) Lum Ho). Their MRCAs are their great grandparents, Soong Myung Lee and Merrine "Minnie" (Gomez) Lee. Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: 1st - 2nd cousins (actual relationship 2nd cousins), based on sharing 181 centimorgans shared across 9 DNA segments; Confidence: Extremely High.
Maternal relationship is confirmed with an AncestryDNA test match between Mindy Silva and a child of Glen Hennager, Mindy's first cousin once removed. Their MRCA's are Mindy's great-grandparents and the child's grandparents Ambrose Patrick Hennager and Pearl Josephine (Alexander) Ellis. Predicted relationship reported by AncestryDNA: 1st Cousins, Confidence: Extremely High; based on sharing 581.1 centimorgans shared across 30 DNA segments; Confidence: Extremely High.
Maternal relationship is confirmed with an AncestryDNA test match between Mindy Silva GEDmatch A030801 and a child of Cleo Hennager, Mindy's first cousins once removed. Their MRCA's are Mindy's great-grandparents and the child's grandparents Ambrose Patrick Hennager and Pearl Josephine (Alexander) Ellis. Predicted relationship reported by AncestryDNA: 1st Cousins, Confidence: Extremely High; based on sharing 487 centimorgans shared across 23 DNA segments.
Maternal relationship is confirmed with an AncestryDNA test match between Mindy Silva and a child of Eugene Walter Heath, third cousins. Their MRCA's are Mindy's great-great-grandparents and the child's great-great-grandparents Joseph H Cobb and Agnes Sophia (Green) Cobb. Predicted relationship reported by AncestryDNA: 3rd - 4th cousins based on sharing 120 centimorgans shared across 5 DNA segments; Confidence: Extremely High.
Maternal relationship is confirmed with an AncestryDNA test match between Mindy Silva and a child of Jo Ann (Alexander) Cox, third cousins. Their MRCA's are William Joseph Alexander and Margaret Pearl (LaChapelle) Alexander. Predicted relationship reported by AncestryDNA: 3rd - 4th cousins based on sharing 41 centimorgans across 2 DNA segments; Confidence: High.
Maternal relationship is confirmed by a triangulated group on GEDmatch consisting of Mindy Silva, Dennis Werda, and Shelly (Gullette) Slade, who share a 13.4 cM segment on chromosome 11 from 188510 to 134445626. Mindy and Dennis are 3C2R; Mindy and Shelly are 5C; Dennis and Shelly are 4C1R. The MRCAs of Mindy, Dennis and Shelly are Daniel Allen Hennagir and Elizabeth (DeLong) Hennagir, the 4th great grandparents of Mindy and Shelly, and the 5th great grandparents of Dennis.
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  • Lyon County, Nevada, marriage certificate no. 39** (1985), E* E* Millard and Mindy L* Silva, Lyon County Clerk, Yerington. (** Some details hidden to preserve privacy)
  • Lyon Co., NV, Lyon County Court file ****, Millard v. Millard, "Dissolution of Marriage" 199*.

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It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Mindy or other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA. Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line: It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage of DNA with Mindy:

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Excellent. I'm becoming more nervous to play as I don't know how to alter my mistakes. I started late with my ancestry and rushed through as much as I could and at 74 I skipped a lot of the basics. NAUGHTY.


posted by Richard Burt
Mindy it appears that I have William Burt and wife SArah Boothby 1820 to 1853 added in . THEY SHOULD BE DELETED. Sorry again
posted by Richard Burt
Does this fix it, Richard? William Burt
posted by Mindy Silva
Having some Clean-a-Thon fun this weekend!! Hope to see you there.

posted by Mindy Silva
edited by Mindy Silva
Dear Mindy. I have made a mistake on my tree Richard Burt. My ancestor William Burt 1826 to 1907 I have him with two wives Sarah Boothby 392 and Mary Ann Peck. Mary Peck is the correct wife. Sarah Boothby 393 is the correct relationship with William 1772 to 1827. I don't know how to delete the 392 Sarah Boothby. Please can you help?

Richard Burt

posted by Richard Burt
I hope that fixed things, Richard!
posted by Mindy Silva
Mindy, I do not see my name on the Janzen Challenge spreadsheet. I thought I was registered. Can I still participate?
posted by Michelle Enke
evidently need sent discord link for this weeks challenge.
Hi Mindy, how are you ?

Do you remember we have talked about my grandmother Lugduvina. So...now I found her details and her name doesn't have the G. Her name is Ludovina.I have found my father's birth certificate and her death certificate. Now I have started my lineage from her side. Thank you for trying help me in the beginning of my researches. I would love to know if we , me and you , we are related too. We should to compare our gedmatchs. Kisses, Jussanam

posted by Jussanam da Silva
I'm so happy that you found those certificates! I can't wait to see how your branches expand, and if we are related.


posted by Mindy Silva
I have my complete tree now, both sides . I only need some time to fill it up here n wikitree. I need be back to gedmatch so we can compare our DNA but I believe if we are somehow related it should be by my grandfather side Antonio Silva and not for my grandmother Lugduvina. Nice see your photo with your baby. Kisses and love to you and family
posted by Jussanam da Silva
Thank you Mindy, I am looking forward to working with you and everyone else in the January project! Happy New Year!
Thanks Elaine! Happy New Year to you as well.


posted by Mindy Silva
Hi Mindy!

Just want to thank you for being an awesome leader of our Portugal project. I sent you a private message asking about the best way to add Portuguese parish sources, but no need to answer :). I had a look at how you source yours and absolutely loved how complete and precise you do it so I've adopted your format. Now, I'm slowly going over the profiles I've added so far and revising the sources to the new format. It will be slow but rewarding work. Like you always say, "so much to Wiki, so little time" LOL! Thanks again!

posted by Eneida Paulo
Hi Mindy,

You were communicating with https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Perdigao_Morais-1 about DNA. She just added her DNA to her profile. Just letting you know.



posted by Claire (Chapel) Nava
Mindy Silva is a wonderful wikitreer for restoring data that had been deleted by a vandal. Thanks for doing that, Mindy!
posted by Jillaine Smith
Thanks Jillaine! I hope that I found all of it!


posted by Mindy Silva
Mindy, I'm reaching out to you because I can't see how to get help on the website. I hadn't looked at my dynamic tree in a while. When I pulled it up to check a family member, I see that many of my past relatives now "dead end" without allowing me to look at their predecessors which have previously always been accessible. Is something wrong with the tool? I would hate if I'd lost the ability to look back. Thank you
Thank you for writing back. Your site has so many things on it that I just don't have a lot of time to do it all. I have been doing genealogy for over 30 years and still finding people. I still have to 2nd great grandfathers we are struggling with. Someday I will take sometime to check the site out.
Hi, Mindy my Kentucky Cousin!

Thank you for your participation in October’s 2020 Source-a-thon. Your contributions helped us to clear over 57,000 profiles that needed sourcing. This makes our Shared Tree all that much better.

Keep up the great work!

Pippin Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
I just found out that we are related 😉

Mindy and Josée are 9th cousins twice removed

posted by Josée Bouthillette
Hi Mindy, thanks for your welcome message and the info about how to get more information on WikiTree about DNA tests and kits.
posted by Dan DeLuca
Mindy, Thank you for the aid you gave to Steve Archuleta on this profile, https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Edwards-28502. When he asked for suggestions, I asked for sources which you certainly provided.. He could have Captain added to his name..


Mary (Military and War) Project Coordinator- and Civil War

posted by Mary Richardson
Hey Mindy!

I made an introduction over at the G2G page and I was suggested to contact you in order to include me in the Portugal project. My family is from Trás-os-Montes and Algarve so I can help out these regions if needed.

Have a nice weekend!

Hi, Mandy! I see you have added Asturias to Project Spain. Im working on my Asturian ancestors. I have added some relatives of interest since my grandmother was a relative of the Marqués de Pinar del Río y Marqués de Teverga. I suspect there is a link to an ancient an noble lineage, the de las Alas family but havent found it yet. Take care
Hello Mindy,

Thank you,

Regards Ali

posted by Aline Barbeau
Hello, Mindy from Kentucky!

Thanks for all the work you accomplished during our Connect-A-Thon 2020. It is amazing how many more profiles were created and added to our Shared Tree. You have every right to be pleased with your efforts!

Kind regards,

Pippin Sheppard ~ WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hey. You've been on my mind and I wanted to make sure you were doing ok. I've been hit or miss on WT since last fall. Had a great spell where the last thing I wanted to do was sit still. That's wearing off so I'm bad a little more. I'll be attempting the Connect-A-Thon. I'm part of that project but their worse member lol. I can make the profiles better and add names but I still have a hard time actually making the connection. Sometimes I get obsessed and work it to the bones but that not often. I have my grandson for the summer and I'm playing teacher. I do hope you're well & out of sight doesn't mean out of mind in my world.
posted by Lucy (Wilson) Robinson
Mindy is a member of the Virginia Connectors Team for the Connect-a-Thon Challenge, Summer 2020

Don't forget to join in the fun during the 2020 Connect-a-Thon!

posted by Mindy Silva
edited by Mindy Silva
Thank you so much for your help. I have a book full of family trees written down and am going to try to tag the last names. Will definitely be a learning curve for me.
posted by Laurie Patrick
Let me know if you come across questions! Best of luck,


posted by Mindy Silva
Mindy, Thank you for getting me started on this site.
posted by Teresia Reeves
Mindy we're 12 cousings once removed. Walter smith-120963
posted by Walter Smith
Mindy - Walter Smith-120963 verifiying my Email Address as [email address removed]
posted by Walter Smith
My thanks to everyone that participated in the Clean-a-Thon. What a blast!!


posted by Mindy Silva
edited by Mindy Silva
Hiya, Mindy!

Thanks so very much for your participation in the spring Clean-a-thon! Every suggestion you cleared (over 2000!) made our Tree that much better. The WikiTree community appreciates YOU!

Pip Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
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posted by Mindy Silva
I just want to say how much I appreciate all you do for your fellow Wikitreers as explained in this link.

posted by Anonymous Williams
edited by Anonymous Williams
Hi Mindy. I have successfully added three photos to my tree. That was easy after you instructed me how to do it. However, I have had a problem with being able to transfer my info in Geni to WikkiTree. I down loaded Chrome as per your instructions. I learned that Chrome no longer has a plugin page and the WikiTreeX I found was somehow incompatible with a version of something. Could you help me out on this?
posted by Jenny Lewis
Thank you Mindy. I was about to throw the towel in on Wiki Tree. I started another family tree on Geni.com, I got stuck yesterday when I attempted to post a photo and couldn’t get it done. I did read the tips and even watched an intro series on YouTube—all of the resources were helpful. Also, a lot of what I know has been told to me by family. There’s no option for Secondary source unless it would be under other. Also, I have newspaper clips and have no idea what paper they are from. Too, how can I import the work I’ve already done to the very little work I’ve done on Geni? I just want to get my family info out there. Your help would be appreciated. Meanwhile, I will try to keep putting my info in on WkkiTree.
posted by Jenny Lewis
Hi Mindy, thanks for being in touch. I confess it is going pretty slow. About the only thing I’ve mastered so far is how to add my own ancestors one at a time. I will try to continue read through the faqs and help articles. I’m sure I’ll get there eventually.
Mindy, I never said thanks a year ago for your welcoming comments, so are doing so now. That was nice of you! I also have a question; I married a lady who already had two children and raised them as my own. I never formally adopted them but they always used the name CHASE in everything after their mother and I were married. How do I list them as my children, because they are!
posted by Bob Chase Mr
Thank you so much Mindy for helping me with my great grandfather's profile (Manuel Ignaceo Costa). I would have never dreamed that I would be able to know his parent's names. I am very grateful.

Debbie Costa Garcia

posted by Debbie (Costa) Garcia
Thank you Mindy for your inquiry. I am still trying to get a handle on the wiki-tree program. It does not seem as user friendly as Ancestry. I'll get caught up soon.

Thanks again, Lyn

posted by Emmalyn Denham
Thank you Mindy, I didn't realize I forgot to cite my source for the parents of Lady Gennett Browne.
posted by D. Botkin
thanks Mindy, but finding it all a bit complicated and don't have enough time to dedicate that time at the moment :)
posted by Sharon (Craig) Reid
Hi Mindy,

I wasn't able to find all of the Silva family documents yet, but I added a few ancestors. Let me know if you have problems viewing my tree. =)

posted by Star Silva
Have a great weekend all!!

Mindy .☆♥☆♥☆•*¨*•.¸¸.

posted by Mindy Silva
Thanks Mindy, so far I seem to be getting around okay.Will keep you in mind if I have problems.
posted by Tom Kouts
thank you for all your help I will need more and maybe be able to help you
posted by Joe Jardon jr
Incredibly great work during the 2020 Scan-a-thon! Our Tree has been enhanced by your efforts to preserve photos and documents, Mindy!

The Appreciate Team THANKS YOU!

Pippin Sheppard Appreciation Team Member

posted by Pip Sheppard
Thank you, Mindy for the warm welcome. Nice to "meet" you. - Tammy
posted by Tammy (Hughes) Boehm
Thankyou for your kind & friendly messages. Very helpful. Best wishes, G
posted by Jean Evans
Happy New Year Mindy! I hope 2020 brings you much happiness & love. I can't wait to show mama the pic of all those Christmas houses lol. She thought she was alone....
posted by Lucy (Wilson) Robinson
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posted by Mindy Silva
edited by Mindy Silva
Thank you very much for the wonderfully welcome
posted by Marc Smith
Thank you for the kind welcome to WikiTree.
posted by Joan Hammond