I received the following notice from Ancestry about my DNA sample:
Woo hoo how exciting! I’ve been hearing that DNA results from Ancestry are coming back a little faster than 6-8 weeks but I’m a don’t count your chickens before they’ve hatched kind of girl so I’m going to assume it will take the full 8 weeks and if it doesn’t I’ll be very happy! I wish I could be at the DNA testing facility to see the entire process (how cool would that be?). There’s no time to be idle while waiting for my sample to come back, however, because I received a batch of death certificates from North Dakota and need to add the information to my genealogy software. Interesting, one of them is a completely blank death certificate with the exception of the name of the deceased, date of death and certifying doctor’s signature. Death occurred in 1917…so why would all that information be missing from the death certificate? The area the deceased lived in was peppered with relatives everywhere. Hmmmm a new mystery!