Monday, September 5, 2016

Making Connections through Online Trees

On August 25, a private message popped up in my facebook feed and it was dated 12/09/2014! Where was it before and what triggered its appearance? The message was essentially that the author believed he was related my husband through the Heinrich Wilhelm Timke b 1777. After not finding the surname Timke in my husband's tree we even speculated that it could be a Swedish connection. Comparing our online trees, we were able to confirm that they were 6th cousins once removed with the connection being Tobias Detrich Sempsrott in Asendorf, Germany. Since we have both done DNA testing, Now we can find the rest of the story. Unfortunately I am doing the "Do Over" and need to enter 6 generations of a large German family before I can begin playing with this new information!