Yes, I’m back to my original subject. I recently received my mtDNA results. The maternal line. I had only ever gotten as far as my great great grandmother, Catherine Walker. Well, what shows up are a lot of French names. Now, years ago before my biological mother, Jackie died, she told me once we were French Canadian. While doing my family tree, I never came across this. So now either I’m wrong or the DNA is. Guess who the likely candidate is.
I’m reviewing my tree. The maternal line but I can not seem to find Catherine Walker’s parents. I found only one reference to a possible father named Robert.
I think about Catherine Walker. She married a man named James Edward Ward and had 11 children. I think I mentioned her when writing about Nellie, my great grandmother. I know through earlier DNA that I share James Edward Ward with another descendant, so I’m sure I have the right parents for Nellie, but Catherine is my brick wall right now.
Something I’ve been thinking about lately is finding out what life was like in 1800s Nova Scotia. I read something the other day that said it’s not enough to just have names and dates, it’s important to know what their lives were like. This brings me back to genetic memories. How much is stored in out subconscious mind, our spirits or in our DNA. I think much more than we may ever be aware of.