Since the story broke in April, a number of people have asked me how it is the police could use the DNA of regular joes to crack a cold case. Its very simple- you go online, shout Go Go Gadget DNA KIT!!!! and voila!
Also, GEDMATCH.com and some basic knowledge of genetics helps. But mostly work on your Don Adams impression.
The New York Times article referenced in the video can be found at: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/27/science/dna-family-trees-cold-cases.html
Today’s video is a continuation of an earlier video about John Stoetzel, the progenitor of most of the New York Stoetzels. This video discusses how we can identify his paternal grandparents using the identities of his uncles on his marriage record.
This video will be especially relevant to other Stoetzels here in the United States. I will use several documents to identify the Stoetzels of the 1850 US Census in Lyons, NY with those Stoetzels of the 1846 French Census of Kutzenhausen, Bas-Rhin.
A new video today- I use two examples of famous people who were counted twice in the Census to show why details are so important in identifying duplicate documents.