Faith B,

That is why adoptees or those of unknown parents have to fish in every
pond. You don't know where that close cousin or half-sibling will test. I'd
recommend starting off with FTDNA and Ancestry and see what you get there.
Then test with 23 and Me and My Heritage.  Good luck, Cheri Mello

Cheri Mello
Listowner, Azores-Gen
Researching: São Miguel island: Vila Franca, Ponta Garca, Ribeira Quente,
Ribeira das Tainhas, Achada

On Fri, Feb 2, 2018 at 3:24 PM, FAITH A BEATTY <faith...@comcast.net> wrote:

> So happy for you.  I am trying to find relatives from Portugal, but it
> isn't that easy.  My Dad is a piece of cake.
>
>       Your message is so wonderful. I am going to keep it.  Bless you from
>  Seattle, Wash.   Faith Beatty
>
> On February 1, 2018 at 8:17 PM Laura Flanagan <lauraann0...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>
> The match that cinched it was actually a 1st 1x from Ancestry.com,
> however, that alone wouldn't have solved this.  Matches from ftdna, 23andme
> and MyHeritage, and 9 years of genealogical research ---- well, that is
> what did it!  In addition, without the help of my Primo George Pacheco,
> teaching me to read Portuguese and all about Sao Miguel, I would have never
> figured it out.  In addition..... John Miranda!!!! I am so proud to be
> Azorean, with ancestry from Bretanha.... I am already planning my trip to
> the homeland of my ancestors.
>
> This is absolutely incredible....
>
> and get this.... my father moved from Seekonk, MA to Coventry, RI....
> where I now live, about 15 years ago.  He lives about 1.5 miles from my
> home.  My son knows and went to high school with my father's great niece,
> my 1st cousin 1x rem.  It is unreal!!!  He was literally right under my
> nose!
>
> On Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 10:54:33 PM UTC-5, Cheri Mello wrote:
>
> Congratulations! I kept checking your DNA page to see if any of the
> matches were getting any stronger. Adoptees always need to fish in multiple
> ponds.
>
> Cheri Mello
> Listowner, Azores-Gen
> Researching: São Miguel island: Vila Franca, Ponta Garca, Ribeira Quente,
> Ribeira das Tainhas, Achada
>
> On Thu, Feb 1, 2018 at 7:51 PM, Richard Francis Pimentel <
> richard.fran...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> *Oh Happy Day!*
>
>
>
> *Rick*
>
>
>
> *From:* azo...@googlegroups.com [mailto:azo...@googlegroups.com] *On
> Behalf Of *Laura Flanagan
> *Sent:* Thursday, February 1, 2018 10:41 PM
> *To:* Azores Genealogy
> *Subject:* [AZORES-Genealogy] Finally!!!! I know who I am
>
>
>
> http://www.heraldnews.com/news/20180201/ri-woman-finds-her-
> fall-river-roots-after-long-journey-tracking-down-her-dad
>
>
>
> My grandparents were Seraphin V. Oliveira b. 18 Sep 1916 in Fall River and
> Maria Viveiros Miranda b. abt 1921 in Fall River.....
>
>
>
> Thank you so much to all the members of this group who supported me,
> shared lineage with me, helped me read records, etc.  I am truly truly
> blessed!
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