Sunday, March 22, 2015

FtDNA link to unlock matches

This woman needs 4 people to use this link to unlock all her matches on FTDNA. She has transferred her DNAancestry to FTDNA.

Sunday, November 2, 2014


I haven't updated in awhile as I've been busy doing nothing and going no where it seems like. When I was 1300 miles away from home finishing up my deceased father's affairs etc, my birth mom called. It was all a mistake. Our "reunion" was no such thing. The DNA was wrong she stated. After 13 years. My search continues. It seems the director of VS in NY told her that "Although I can't release any info to you, I can assure you without a doubt that she (me) is definitely NOT your biological daughter. He said this based on files. Paper work. So she sent in her info to the NY state adoption registry for Birth mothers. I guess she hadn't done that. I don't know what prompted this but I was told her cousin or niece in her natural family that she has known all her life is a DNA expert. Too bad she didn't tell us this a long time ago. Sure enough I tracked down the company we used and it was only a "peace of mind" test with hardly any markers for "qualifying" relatives. Basically we are a match but no more than 1000's of others would be. Great. We just read 100% motherhood confirmation and called it a celebration! So now, after believing everything was bogus she feels that non id info must be correct. I wonder if may someone else was found? It would really help if she told me. I could at least be happy for someone.

Well, I know it can't be. Parts might be, but who has what parts and when? Meaning, I'm going by this info again as I have nothing else but I have been registered from the start and all contact info has been updated over the years (and recently for sure). I'm an orphan again. And again. I'm ISO of my four older siblings in NY. Born between 1948-1965 plus whatever younger siblings I could possibly have thru unknown birth father. Upstate NY. Onondaga county for me but who knows for them? Birth mother died in 1967 of sepsis(blood poisoning, septicemia). They reassigned these causes of deaths also after her death so I'm not sure if that would still be her cause of death listed. It may state whatever caused her sepsis such as strep throat or motorcycle accident/other injury. I have no way of knowing what info my older siblings would have been given if they even know of her death or maybe they know birth dad. Maybe an aunt took them therefore they aren't adopted and have their birth names etc. Soooo I'm doing the real DNA thing. FTDNA. Hopefully I find something out. Maybe the dreams I had of a foster family or another adoption in my early years is actually of my birth family. Maybe there was a tragedy and I was the only one left in the heap. Maybe no one group up to give me any cousins to match with. NY state has messed me out of info for long enough that my mother's family would surely be all gone. She lived 1933-1967 and was already 32 when I was born so unless her people were really young when they started their families there isn't much hope there. And seeing as no grandparent Aunt or her Sibling took me then well.... No extended family means no one too write an obit. or bury one. IF any of this is true. That is where DNA comes in. The registries are not working as their doesn't seem to be mutual searchers.

There are so many of searching but how much of our info is correct? We may be in the same groups likeing sharing and chatting and not even know we are family

I've noticed on Family Trees that sometimes you see So N So (adopted child) Sometimes. Sometimes they don't feel they have a place in their trees. I've yet to see So N So (adopted out). . I have noticed a few adults listed as a spouse who was born out of wedlock or adopted and family unknown though. Some people still treat you like a dirty little secret with no place on their tree. These people don't seek the truth of origins or family. You are snapped off the branches of some trees for not being blood and off of other trees for being bad blood (a mistake/secret). There doesn't even seem to be foot note on those secret births. Baby So N So or Baby Unknown..Anything. 

That would be an interesting idea though. Surname Unknown family tree. Just enter yourself with what info you got. After all, we all have the same surname Unknown. We are a very important family. 

I've sent separate kits out to my once reunited birth parents. If we match again anonomously through a Huge pool of "inappropriat testers" then we'll know. Truth is all I want. 

Sunday, October 27, 2013

A1282041 - 2 yr old male Pit Bull on the Euth List


I don't know why they are saying RESCUE/FOSTER only but he has a bunch of pledges and a lot of people interested. He seems social enough considering he is in DOGGY JAIL and on DEATH ROW at that. He is gentle but yeah he is a little scared of the loud death place. Just means he is smart. He needs a good loving home.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Bring Macgyver home

Bring Macgyver home:

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An open letter to whomever took my puppy MacGyver from me:

My name is Sarah, though you didn’t know that, nor did you care when you interrupted not only my life, but my family’s as well, but I hope my message will reach you.

On Christmas Eve, as I was taking my four month old pit bull mix puppy MacGyver on his evening walk near Buffum and Hadley, you and a friend attacked me. One of you picked me up and threw me to the ground, while the other unclipped MacGyver from his leash. You and your friend ran to a car and drove off.

You didn’t search my pockets – though you wouldn’t have found anything – but you took something that meant more to me than money or credit cards. You took MacGyver. Even though he had only been a part of my and my husband’s life for about two months, we loved him and the three of us had become a family.

My husband and I adopted MacGyver from Wisconsin Humane Society in early November. It was love at first sight for us. For that matter, everyone who meets him falls in love with his wrinkly face, the white socks on his feet, his friendly personality and his soulful eyes.

MacGyver was taking puppy obedience classes at the Wisconsin Humane society – in fact, he was going to graduate the day after Christmas. He knows how to sit, lay down, shake and give high-fives. He was very close to being completely house-trained.

In the two months we had MacGyver, we took him everywhere. He went to work with my husband and was becoming friends with his boss’ dog. He loved going to the dog park and taking long walks down the bike trails. We visited the Estabrook Beer Garden before it closed for the season and he came with us on a road trip to Indiana to visit my husband’s family.

MacGyver loved snuggling with us on the couch when we watched TV and we let him sleep with us in bed at night. Letting him sleep in bed is probably a sign that we spoil him, but we couldn’t help it. MacGver was turning into a very good dog.

We were so excited to celebrate Christmas with MacGyver. In fact, we’d bought him several treats and toys as gifts. My family was excited to meet him; they even bought him a few Christmas gifts. The toys and treats are all wrapped and waiting for him when he gets back to us.

What happened in less than one minute changed my and my husband’s life forever. Our house is empty and quiet. No more walks, which was something I absolutely loved to do. No more play time. No more snuggling on the couch. We miss MacGyver’s excitement when we would walk through the front door, whether we’d be coming home from work or had only been gone a short time on an errand. He was always happy to see his “mom” and “dad.” He loved us unconditionally and we loved him in return.

I haven’t been able to sleep because I am so worried about my little furry friend. What happened on Christmas Eve looms in the back of my mind night and day. I have a sick feeling pit of my stomach and an ache in my heart.

I am not sure why you did what you did. People have asked whether we were targeted because of MacGyver’s breed – whether you wanted him for fighting or breeding (he’s neutered, by the way), or if there was some other reason.

The reason why you took MacGyver doesn’t matter to me any more. I forgive you for throwing me to the ground and taking MacGyver. However, I beg you to do the right thing and give MacGyver back to us.

Please know, that the attack happened so quickly and I cannot identify you. I have no idea what your faces look like or the kind of car you drove.

What this means is that you can return MacGyver to us and claim the very generous reward, no questions asked. You can say you found him running around in the street – we will never know. All we want is to have him home, safe and unharmed.You can call or text us at 414-617-9137 any time. You can call the Milwaukee Police Department. You can drop him off at the Wisconsin Humane Society or MADACC.

If you’re reading this and you know where MacGyver might be or have seen him, please contact us. We’re offering a generous reward for tips that lead to MacGyver’s safe return. You can call or text us at 414-617-9137 with any tips you might have at any time.

Until we have MacGyver back in our arms, we aren’t giving up hope. We’re doing everything we can to spread the word. We’ve had complete strangers who have heard our story reach out and offer to contribute to the reward fund, put up posters, contact radio stations or just be on the lookout for MacGyver. Strangers have offered prayers, kind words, advice and moral support – whatever they could think of to help reunite me and my husband with our puppy. They want to see him back where he belongs as much as we do. My husband and I are so grateful to everyone who is helping.

I know there must be some goodness in your heart. Please, give MacGyver back to us. We love him and we miss him very much and won’t give up hope that one day very soon, he’ll be able to open all of those Christmas presents that are waiting for him.

Sarah Malchow

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