The client’s 2nd great-grandfather was born illegitimate in the early 1800s. No chance of identifying the father, right? Wrong…
DNA has made it possible with a little bit of help. So, how do we proceed?
- Take an autosomal DNA test. This test uses a number of different markers to identify a common ancestor.
- Compare family trees to determine which of your matches are related through the parent or parents you know.
- Use a chromosome mapped to identify the inherited DNA in common.
- Build a FAN club (friends, associates, neighbors) and try to identify the descendants of parents’ siblings.
- Compare the DNA to that of the parents’ siblings’ descendants. You might get a match…
Sound scary? I can help you with one or all of these steps!