I am adopted. Sumner is my biological maternal lineage. At this time I do not know who my biological father is. I was given a possible name but not sure if its true. Will persue this but not untill I take a DNA test. Hopefully to be done by end of 2021. At birth my name was: Shawna Kay Sumner. At adoption it was changed to Shawna Alexandra Czene. I married into the Landry surname. My adoptive parents allowed me at age 3 to pick and change my middle name. I chose Alexandra. I later chose this name as my 1st born daughter's name. My adoptive parents are Robert George Czene and Kathleen Lenore Houghton(Czene).
I've always been interested in genealogy. Possibly because of being adopted and wanting to find my roots. I have an older half-sister Michelle that passed away at age 17 and 3 younger half-sisters who have different fathers. I also had one half-brother that died at birth. I have 15 nieces/nephews and 3 great-nieces. I currently switch back and forth between my biological and adoptive trees to input information. I was born and raised in the State of Michigan, USA. Someday I would like to travel to places of my ancestors which includes Connecticut, Massachusetts, and England. Most of my biological ancestors come from England. I was married and have 2 girls but I later divorced.
I love working on my genealogy and do so in my spare time. I love finding new people and new connections. In recent weeks of late August and September of 2020 I have found out that I am related in some way or another to most of the United States Presidents. I am also related to 5 of the 7 wiki-tree team. I am related to Actors Kevin Bacon, Raymond Burr, Peter Falk, John Ryan, Aristotelis Savalas either by blood or by marriage. I have done some research on my family lines that go back to the 1100's and am painstakingly trying to source them. My biological mom had done some genealogy as far back as the 1500's but did not source them before she passed away. So now I am doing so but it will take time to source them all but in the meantime I'm still working on other parts of my tree and trying to source them as well as I input new profiles.
I plan to write a beginners book or guide on doing genealogy in my spare time.
Shawna is 26 degrees from Stan Laurel, 23 degrees from Oliver Hardy, 21 degrees from Harpo Marx, 35 degrees from Graham Kennedy, 40 degrees from Louis de Funès, 35 degrees from Benny Hill, 19 degrees from Lucille Ball, 20 degrees from Gale Henry, 20 degrees from Charlie Chaplin, 19 degrees from Buster Keaton, 26 degrees from Joan Davis and 28 degrees from Carolina Millin on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.