On September 28, 2013, my Baltimore cousin emailed to let me know that he got the results of his DNA test. He showed up as a match for my uncle and me. While speaking with one of my matches from Alabama, I mentioned that I received a new match; I called out his Ancestry.com “handle”. She immediately stated that the handle sounds familiar. She scrolled down her list of matches and there he was, our Baltimore cousin. My Alabama match and I had been talking for some time trying to figure out which side of the family connected us. I told her it was my dad’s side because she looks just like two cousins of mine; I even emailed her a picture to confirm the connection. My Baltimore cousin’s DNA set us both (actually me) on the right path!Remember my post “Where There’s A Will, There’s A Way”? This is where my North Carolina DNA relative gets tied in too. We talked on the phone about three times. She called me on Christmas Eve since she had a little down time. I believe she was just as anxious as me to know how we are connected since we are listed as 2nd to 3rd cousins. She started going down her list of matches; she called out my uncle’s handle, my PA cousin’s handle, and then the Pièce de résistance; she called out my Baltimore cousin’s handle!!! We are connected through the Westmoreland’s of South Carolina.
Much thanks to my Baltimore cousin for catching the vision and valuing family and the ties that bind.
Just got my dad tested…cannot wait to see what his DNA brings to the table!