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New developments

Sorry the blog has taken a backseat the last couple of weeks, we have been busy with spring cleaning, gardening, my husbands health issues and the grandchildren.  There have been some new exciting developments genealogy wise though!  My mother finally agreed and has done an Ancestry DNA test!  I really appreciate her doing so and am currently very impatiently awaiting her results as I am hoping they will give more insight into the Stevens line of my family, of which I presently have more questions than answers. If only one could time travel to talk to and DNA test our ancestors!  The DNA would probably reveal more than the talking with some of my ancestors though as they did guard their secrets fiercely! New contact has been made recently with some extended family members that has proved very informative and is always welcomed.  I have also been continuing to work on figuring out where my DNA matches fit in my tree and adding the new information to my trees which is proving to be very helpful and interesting.  I believe that lots of future discoveries and blog posts will come out of these new connections.  Another of my Nan’s siblings has been added to my DNA matches in last couple of weeks which is wonderful and I hope more close family members over time will get theirs done, especially the older members of my branches.  A few of my remaining Aunts and Uncles are curious and planning to do theirs soon which I believe will be incredible valuable to me and other researchers both now and in the future.  Also my Ancestry ethnicity estimate was updated yesterday which is always of interest and in my case tallies pretty closely with what I currently know about my ancestors.  

I am hoping to be back in the swing of things in the next week or two and have a number of genealogy day trips planned that should help with some future blog posts with regards to photographs and information gathering.   


  1. Hello Tracy … are you related to Rose Drake? (my mother’s niece)
    Dr Kalangi from Manado was my mother’s grandfather so he was also my “great great grandfather”
    I too am researching my ancestry on my paternal side which originates from County Tyrone in Northern Ireland

    1. Hello,
      Lovely to hear from you! Yes she is my Mother in Law, I am married to Philip. I have paternal family lines from there too. You can email me on if you would like too.



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