It turns out that Adam Stahler (1747-1807) is NOT my 4th great grandfather. I explain in detail elsewhere, but I have deleted what I wrote about him here. (Points 2 and 3 are still relevant.)
ADAM STAHLER, (1747-1807) 4th Great Grandfather
What could be more appropriate for the New Year than a new start? That is where Stahler comes in.
So, as I teased in my last post, Ancestors in Aprons will try something new in 2018. At the beginning of every year I promise to climb out further on the branches on my father’s side of the famly tree. And every year I am stymied by the lack of or contradictory information on the KASER family.
New Start 1–Deleted
New Start 2: Three Little Letters
The second new start, I am hoping, will come from finally doing a DNA test. I have mine, and I got one for my brother for good measure. We have pretty solid evidence about where our families come from–The British Isles, Netherlands, Germany.
The Ancestry.com test will not sort out some of our questions like were they Swiss or German? were they really Irish? Or, as my brother suspects were there some French? Instead, Ancestry lumps all of Western Europe into one bigger pot, and we need to find other ways to answer those particular questions.
I am hoping the results may put us in touch with other members of the Kaser and related clans. The human contacts made through close matches in DNA just might tear down a few brick walls on our father’s side.
I know just about as little as it is possible to know about DNA, except to know that it is not magic. I will be reading more about it, spending extra time tracking what it shows me once the results are in. And I hope will be coordinating the DNA information with the paper trails I’ve been chasing.
A START WITH 52 Ancestors Again
Amy Johnson Crow has challenged bloggers to write and talk about an ancestor each week in a new 52 Ancestors project. This time she will give a prompt to stimulate an angle for writing. I will be participating–maybe not every week–but at least frequently, as in this first post in which I START to introduce ADAM STAHLER, my 4th great-grandfather, and my plans for the coming year.