Andrew J. Sweigard - My Living DNA - Germany




Andrew J. Sweigard 

My 2nd Great Grandfather 



My True Roots.
Andrew J. Sweigard - Death Certificate




My True Roots has German Roots. Strong German Roots.

There is a reason for me blogging about my German and Irish Roots. Usually you see me writing on my African American Lineage. 

On February 27th I took an additional new DNA test, my 4th all in the name of Research, called Living DNA.  Results take 10-12 weeks, it's almost time! 

It gives you personalization of your DNA on 80 World Regions including 21 in Britain & Ireland. 


I wanted to see another view of estimates on my European roots and learn the different regions with a visual and see if I can maybe trace my own research to a specific location that they provide. 

This is were Grandfather Andrew comes in at so you can see how my German roots fits in with myself and my DNA. 

There is a German Project on Living DNA. I don't qualify as all my 4 Grandparents were born in the United States on my Mother's line. 



              BIO 


Andrew is my 2nd Great Grandfather.

Born: October 28, 1829. 

Died:  August 14th, 1914.



1880 - 1900 - 1910 Census's I have for him. 

Halifax, Pa. 

His Father was David Sweigard.
His Mother was Anna Cassel.


He had a farm in Powell's Valley, Pa. 










Andrew's Will was given to me by my Cousin Cheryl.



Notes to Myself
Grandfather Andrew Sweigard Will Page 1 of 2.






 Cheryl's Father and Mom are 1st Cousins. They are the Grandchildren of Ephraim Sweigard his Father was Andrew

I'm appreciative and thankful for Cousin Cheryl giving me all these photos and documents on our Sweigard line. Mom didn't have this information. Cheryl gave me a great start!

 There is more to blog and share with you later. 
I have yet to visit Halifax, Pa. I'm going to be overwhelmed, but I look forward to taking it all in and sharing that with you all too. 

This is just a taste. 




Notes To Myself
Sweigard Files 



How I met Cousin Cheryl .... 
she was friends with my friend. I saw her name mentioned in a thread on Facebook. I said OiO! How ironic? 

I asked our common friend Do you know Cheryl personally? She said yes. She was my best friend in High School. I said, are her Parents still living? She said yes! I jumped! No way! I said.


She said YES! I talked to her and she wants to call you! I yelled and tried to breathe and calm myself down.  

 I remember Cheryl telling me the 1st time we talked. She kept asking her friend excitedly, How is she related to me!? How is she related to me! I gotta know!


That is how me and Cousin Cheryl met over Facebook.  We were like giddy school kids. My Mom finally when to visit her and more Cousins for the first time and exchanged stories. 

This blog piece is for her and in Remembrance to her Daddy who passed. Cheryl was able to share the knowledge and research on to me. I'm so glad he had a interest in family and history and his work was able to be passed on. He passed the torch and now our Sweigard line continues to be Living History



This is what me and Momma's DNA tells us. 



Notes To Myself
My Momma's German Irish and British - 23&Me 





Notes to Myself
Me - True's German Irish and British -  23&Me 







If there are any Genetic Genealogists out there who would like to take a stab at analyzing this German Chocolate Girl's Results when they come in June, give me a holla! 





Andrew J. Sweigard Tree
Notes To Myself True Lewis
My 5th Great Grandfather John Peter Schweigart (Sweigard) was supposedly to have
Came to America in 1725 









Genealogical Sketch











Clara Dixon Simmons - Where is my Clara Simmons Death Certificate?








My True Roots - Clara Dixon Simmons
Clara Dixon Simmons 


My True Roots is hoping this will be a Random Act of Kindness.



I hope they have a Story to tell about Ms. Clara


I have a Clara Ivery Simmons in my Family Tree. Her maiden name has Issues.

Dixon is not one of them. I used this Death Certificate to rule out a lot of Questions I had in the beginning when searching for my Clara Ivery Simmons. 


I found one person searching for Mrs. Clara on Ancestry and I'm awaiting their reply if they need this death certificate for their Records. 


In Alabama they look like this online at Ancestry. 

I was also able to click the "Find Others" who are researching to see who all had Ms. Clara in their Tree. 

Clara Dixon Simmons




My Clara Ivery Simmons Death Certificate still remains to be seen. It's still on my List of to Do Things for my next trip to Alabama Department of Archives & History

I ordered these when Suzette Cook was doing them for 5 dollars back in the day.  I asked her to send it along with others I was ordering. What the heck, I was a newbie and knew one day it would be for me or someone else in the long run. 

I see the person knows it exists but they don't have the detail like this Death Certificate shows, unless they have it in their records and not on their online tree.

Either way, I hope this helps someone in their Quest for Family History.

I'll be glad to return this Ordered Copy to a Family Member. 

Hopefully there will be a follow up story one day for both Clara's


My True Roots







Photo with No Names










My True Roots.





Please Contact me if you have any information. 
This was left to me by my Father. 



















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Today's Tips come from True Lewis, author of Notes to Myself . I was just recently admitted to the National Society Daughters of ...

BlackProGen LIVE - The Ten Percent: Free People of Color

50th Annual Session of NW Ohio Missionary Baptist - Toledo Ohio - 1965














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My Generational Haplogroup Assignments










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I got the idea from my Blog Brother Michael @FamilySleuther 


Building a Family Haplogroup Tree




Who was Inspired by My Blog Sister Lara @LarasGenealogy !

Updated Haplogroup Tree


My Inspirational Map as well came from my GenBud Paul Hawthorne of GeneaSpy  


Last year his #MyColorfulAncestry went VIRAL! we were all ripe for the picking! It was on Fire. 

Crista Cowen suggested the hashtag and we Lit the Internet up with our Versions of My Colorful Ancestry.

You can see more of his Genealogy Community My Colorful Ancestry on Pinterest 

That's how I came up with my Map from Paul. 



J. Paul Hawthorne - GeneaSpy



I manage 8 kits in my immediate circle, 4 Generations. Soon to be 5 for my Great Aunt!

 I've tested myself at all 3 major Company's to include Living DNA. 

So this map shows me where and how I need to be strategic in whom I get tested to find out the Haplogroup Assignments or wait till my Matches come in to confirm the lines. 

I had a doozy of a time doing mine. My Friends in Genealogy have their Versions, so I hope this will Inspire you to do the same thing. 

This way you can keep track of your Family Haplogroup Assignments as you go on this Journey to find the Origins of your Ancestors. 

I have a lot of work ahead of me and from time to time I will update this Map of Haplogroups in my Lineage. 


Visit the Links above and Enjoy your own Map! 








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