So because a have a couple of mysteries in my family. And just the love of history I have , I decided to do an Ancestry DNA
I got the test in November 2016 and did nothing with it until February-March 2017
Well I finally took test and results are coming in.
Who was my grandmothers birth parents
(She was adopted)
From what I was told
The Cleveland Protestant Orphanage Asylum on St Clain Avenue in Cleveland Ohio between
She was given an adopted name and a hint of her middle name.
St Clair was a hint about the place she was adopted from.
I also heard many years ago her name may have been Bessie. (Unsure if true)
I was told she may have been from most likely German decent. (Also unsure)
She has always gone by the birthday of
July 9 1902
I spoke to Orphanage in Cleveland which is now called BeechBrook and they can’t tell me anything unless I know her birth name
That really let the wind out of my sail because they have her info.
So I have to find another way I guess.
And I have a lot of info on her as I knew her. And I also have info
Im related to the founders of Youngstown Ohio
Where I grew up.
Next mystery is on my fathers side
His father was illegitimate
So I have no idea who his father was
They were from the former Yugoslavia
Zagreb-Velika Gorica area
He has his mothers last name. But not his fathers. No mention of the fathers name at all.
I also have a couple other wild things from my fathers side
Some one a female burned at stake hundreds of years ago …. I wonder why..
So stay tuned.
If your great at research and family history I would love tips