When I got my DNA results from Ancestry, it matched me up with cousins I never knew. But one 4th cousin in particular contacted me with quite a story, that we’ve both researched the heck out of!
So, she was adopted at birth, and has never known anything about our family. However, the DNA results have matched her with cousins, and even an Aunt. So exciting! We became Facebook friends, and message back and forth about our findings. When I look at her pictures, I do see some family resemblance. It’s kind of freaky, but really cool!
Her next step has been to consult with one of Ancestry’s experts, who has narrowed down to who her biological father may have been… But no DNA is really available, because he hasn’t taken a test. She is SO CLOSE!!! I’m finding myself really excited for her.
She was born in 1963, I do know that. Her DNA results keep matching with people of the surname Kornoelje in the Grand Rapids/Wyoming, MI area, and her father may have that last name. She has a beautiful family in the Long Island, NY area. While I’m sure her adoptive parents provided her with a good upbringing and lots of love, I completely understand her wanting to know about her biological family.
It’s a very exciting story… and I got a new cousin out of the deal!