My husbands Ancestry DNA test results came back and we were not surprised with the ethnicity estimates. We know he has a very diverse Ancestry with family members crossing cultural and country boundaries frequently. So far the results have matched him with 159 4th cousins or closer, most of whom seem to fall in the unknown zones of his family trees unfortunately. I am looking forward to trying to place the matches in his trees and to unravel everything more over time! I am now also very curious to do my own DNA test in the near future, especially after hearing that a huge brick wall has recently been knocked down by distant relatives getting theirs done!
I started this post a while ago and was going to finally finish and post it yesterday however our four grandchildren came over and I got sidetracked. Our grandchildren range in age now from six down to one; they are so full of life (each of them lights up a room when they enter it) and we feel extremely blessed to have them in our lives. After spending the afternoon researching this post, their arrival made this tragedy even more poignant for me and so I appreciated their company even more than usual and hugged them a bit tighter too! This morning I woke up to a cold, wet and windy Wagga day and the thought of three little girls out in August weather like this, in light weight dresses with no shoes or jumpers impacted on me even more. Those poor babies! One of the girls was found still clasping her doll that she had carried with her over the whole tragic journey. When my husband and I were looking around the Wagga Wagga Monumental Cemetery some time ago we came across a very sad he