Autosomal DNA Matching Confidence Spectrum

Are you confused about DNA matches and what they mean…different kinds of matches…from different vendors and combined results between vendors.  Do you feel like lions and tigers and bears…oh my?  You’re not alone. As the vendors add more tools, I’ve … Continue reading

Concepts: What are NPEs and MPEs?

Sooner or later in genetic genealogy, you’re going to run across the acronym, NPE or MPE. Years ago, the phrase NPE was coined to generally mean when the expected parent or parents weren’t. NPE means nonpaternal event, also sometimes nonparental … Continue reading

William Sterling Estes’ Court Martial and Escape; 3 Wives and 4 Aliases – 52 Ancestors #217

Oh yea, this cliff-hanger installment in the mystery series better known as “Dad’s Better-Than-Any-Soap-Opera Life” is a doosey! I’ve been trying for years to piece my father’s life together, and slowly, the puzzle pieces fall into the place. However, it … Continue reading