Mindy Silva

Mindy Silva

Privacy Level: Private with Public Biography and Family Tree (Yellow)
Mindy L. Silva aka Millard
Born 1960s.
Ancestors ancestors
Daughter of DNA confirmed and [private mother (1940s - unknown)] DNA confirmed
Sister of
[children unknown]
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Account confirmed 22 Jun 2019 | Mindy's 62765 contributions | 6197 thank-yous received
Profile last modified 29 May 2020 | Created 26 Jul 2017 | Last significant change: 26 May 2020
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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%

Current Hobbies

  • Family research
  • Indexing records for FamilySearch
  • Taking photo requests in local cemeteries for Find A Grave
  • Helping others locate records for patriotic ancestors
  • Gardening
  • Canning
  • Quilting for the upcoming granddaughter (Quilt done and baby arrived!)
  • Dabbling in graphic art

Proud Member/Supporter of

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

Profiles I've enjoyed adding to

(I know, they are all fun - but I am particularly fond of these and a few others. It's hard to pick just a few for the list!)

Recently worked on

💖 = My ancestors

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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Mindy is a Wiki Genealogy Volunteer following these tags:
Looking for any tidbits of information on painting my DNA - current user of DNA Painter
Looking forward to adding to Hawaii profiles (the birthplace of my father).
Helping to make our global tree better one day at a time
Kentucky kin
I've really become immersed lately in the Medeira and Azores records. They can hold a wonderful amount of research once you know how to translate them!
Keeping up with news from other Projects and showing support for all of the hard work they do on WikiTree.
Helping with a troublesome Newton line. Looking for proof for Allen B Newton's father.
One of my many surnames from the Azores (Açores). I just love looking through the old record books from there.
One Place Studies. Currently interested in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island.
From Portugal to Hawaii
Puritan Great Migration Project
Pre-1500 Profile Assistance
The name Ribeira, when put with Silva, is a rare combination in Madeira. My paternal great-great grandfather was named Jose da Silva de Ribeira, after his father.
Just one of my many lines from Madeira. The journey of discovery has been delightful!
Always looking for ways to improve profiles.
US History Project - making the tree better, one profile at a time :)
Family from Portugal
A little of this and that
Researching Wyatt/Wiatt ancestors that went from North Carolina to Kentucky. Jordan Wyatt needs the link to his parents proven.
DNA Tested
Mindy Silva's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. 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 DNA with Mindy:

Have you taken a DNA test? If so, login to add it. If not, see our friends at Ancestry DNA.

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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 Swierc@aol.com
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 John Williams
edited by John 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
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 Anonymous 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
Mindy. My fathers gedmatch number is ET8099196. I have seen few matches between you
Thanks for contacting me. We think that he may come from Madeira. I do not have a name, as my grandmother never talked about him.. My father cannot remember his cousins names. I have done a dna test on my father. But alot of the matches is from my grandmothers side. I know from my father, that he was a farmer and that the family had a shop in johannesburg and i know that they lived in Craighall at that time. Debora
Thanks for your note! I checked, we are 17th cousins!
posted by Bartley McRorie
Dear Ms. Mindy, thanks for your message. Through Wiki-tree I've found a cousin descended from my 2 greats grandfather, Sam. McClanahan. How may I contribute to WIKI-tree?

Best, Preston

posted by Preston Mcclanahan
Hi Mindy, Just touching base. Haven't been working on tree much lately. Good to know you are there when I get busy again and need help.
posted by Ruth (Ware) Spaulding
Love reading your "newsletter", Mindy!
posted by Maggie N.
Mindy, thank you for your kind comments, you made my day!

Cheers, Colleen

posted by [Living Griffin]
Mindy is like an angel with a keyboard instead of wings.

She appeared out of the blue with help and suggestions and tips. I have learnt from the amount of detail she includes in a genealogy record that I need to dig deeper into my family history. Thank you Mindy my angel with keyboard wings.

posted by Mike de Gouveia

Mindy is 20 degrees from Donald Howard, 19 degrees from Julia Howe and 20 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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