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Discussion in 'Anna Christian Waters' started by Annasmom, Jan 15, 2017.

  1. Annasmom

    Annasmom Well-Known Member

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    Tomorrow it will be 44 years since my daughter Anna disappeared from our home south of Half Moon Bay, California. It has been an amazing journey. Searching for Anna has brought me into contact with remarkable and good-hearted people from all over the western world, people I would never have known under other circumstances. An astonishing amount of skill, talent and ingenuity has gone into the attempt to find Anna.

    We have given up so many times. Every time we decided that we had tried everything, that there was nowhere else to look, some new angle would crop up or some new person with new ideas would appear and offer to help. Lots of people DID give up along the way and decided that there was no point in looking any further. Some of them made up their minds as to what had happened to Anna, in the absence of the slightest clue. Others decided, I think, that I was crazy to continue to expect some kind of answer. But there have always been a few people who, like myself, refused to make an opinion into an answer.

    I will always be grateful to you. Thank you, thank you so very much.

    Here's what's new: A technical wizard from Europe has created a new web page, Searching for Anna.net, in place of the old page which is now unavailable. She has posted photos, links, and the history of Anna's case in a way that makes it much easier to grasp the whole picture. Several WebSleuthers suggested I have a DNA test at one of the genealogical sites. Some surprising family stories have come from this service. In the case that Anna is still alive and wanted to look for relatives, she might somehow do the same and we would be put in contact. It's a stretch...but it's something, and so I have done this through Ancestry.

    Miracles happen. I am not necessarily expecting a miracle, but I don't want to rule it out either. So once again, thank you all for your support, your efforts, your ideas, and for the hope and understanding you have always given me.

    Annasmom
     
  2. Cubby

    Cubby fly the W!

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    I will never give up on Anna until we find the answers we're looking for. I may temporarily run out of ideas, but will never give up. The answer IS out there somewhere and someday we'll find it.

    Thinking about Anna today and hoping she feels how much she is loved and missed.
     
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    Tulessa Well-Known Member

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    Bless you Annasmom. Never give up!
     
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    zencompass Well-Known Member

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    Sending prayers of love, comfort and strength to all who search for answers for where Anna is.

    I will never stop believing in miracles and the kindness and compassion shown by members of Websleuths confirm that I am not the only one!

    Sending love and comfort to Anna's Mom and family. You are never alone. Others share your heartbreak and will never give up.
     
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    shadowdancer Well-Known Member

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    I don't post much on Anna's forum, but I do browse the old threads when I can to learn as much as I can about what is known and what has been done about Anna's case.

    I don't currently have any ideas to suggest, but I do wish you all the best and I always hope that Anna will be the next missing person to be found safe.
     
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  6. SideKick

    SideKick Well-Known Member

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    Such a lovely post Annasmom :)
    Along with. Ancestry I think it viable to look into gedmatch and upload your DNA there as it can match with 23me another very popular testing site and other common testing sites other than ancestry!

    Perhaps we can Brian storm on how we can contact Anna.
    .xo
     
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  7. Annasmom

    Annasmom Well-Known Member

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    Good idea, SideKick, but I'll have to save up for it.
     
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  8. katydid23

    katydid23 Verified Juanette

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    I wonder if any of the companies would donate their services, if they hear the story behind it?
     
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  9. SideKick

    SideKick Well-Known Member

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    Annasmom, Gedmatch is free.

    GEDMATCH.

    Gedmatch can be a great place to collaborate with others who have been tested at other companies and gain access to more genetic tools to try to figure out how you are related to others.

    It is a FREE (yes, FREE!) service provided by very intelligent and motivated genetic genealogists. Anyone with genetic genealogy test results from 23andMe, FTDNA.com (the Family Finder test), and Ancestry.com.

    1. Head over to www.Gedmatch.com and click on “New User.”

    https://www.yourdnaguide.com/upload-to-gedmatch/
     
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    SideKick Well-Known Member

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    I think this is a good idea.
     
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  11. SideKick

    SideKick Well-Known Member

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    I think this a good idea. Could you expand on this, how and which companies?
     
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  12. Annasmom

    Annasmom Well-Known Member

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    Whoa. I took one look and I think you'd have to have a Master's Degree in Genetics to do this. Really, I just couldn't understand a word of it. Sorry to be so dense.
     
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  13. SideKick

    SideKick Well-Known Member

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    Anna's mom,
    DNA detectives, the group we belong to on FB will guide you. That is what they are there for. Why don't you post the question on how to upload your Ancestry DNA, and also ask the reason for doing this, if it is viable?
    I'll look forward to reading your post. You are not alone on this!
    People will assist.
    Xox
     
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  14. smile22

    smile22 Live Laugh Love

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    Bumping for Anna we need regroup and brainstorm some new ideas

    I feel that we are getting closer to find her but we just need to unlock that key


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
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  15. SideKick

    SideKick Well-Known Member

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    Lately the Chev Impala which Anna's brother recalls seeing on Pursima with the long dark haired woman, gypsie style blouse with a man has been on my mind.
    The plates were presumed to be from Washington State.
    Has anyone tried to research these people, who, if took children, took others as well?
    Would by chance, did they know of Waters or Brody?
    Could they have been contacted by the them to preform the task of taking her?
    Seems odd that one child could have two possible groups of people interested in abducting her.
    The two Georges
    And maybe, the two in the car. Trying to persuade her in the car that day.
    Two separate non linked kidnappers!
    This has always on my mind.
     
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  16. katydid23

    katydid23 Verified Juanette

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    I think this is a really good way to go.

    If Anna is alive and well, she has probably wondered about her origins and family situation, for many years. I would think she might have sent her DNA in to one of the do it yourself companies, to try and find biofamily members.


    I sent my son's swab in for him as a birthday present because he was adopted and we know little about his biofamily. He has since, spoken to 2nd cousins and even found a half sister, online. It helped him answer much pondered questions.

    Here is an example of what the company sends to him, routinely:


    From: Family Tree DNA <info@familytreedna.com>

    New Relative Found!

    We found 1 new mtDNA HVR2 match(es) for _______ (kit 2%&*%$).




    Understanding your matches

    Your mtDNA HVR2 test results can help you find new ancestors and relatives on your direct maternal line (your mother&#8217;s mother&#8217;s mother and so forth).

    After you log into your kit, your first step should be to look for your closest maternal matches. You will want to look at their family tree and email them to find your possible common ancestors.



    So This^^ is how it works at Family Tree DNA. I think it was about 125 dollars for the DNA test.

    I am sure we could come up with that much here from supporters if Anna's Mom is interested. She doesn't need to know how to match anything or do anything--they do it all for her.
     
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  17. MagicRose99

    MagicRose99 Watch out for my thorns!

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    My daughter had her's done through Ancestry and it's pretty accurate. It did give contact for a few "second" and "third" relatives, but none of them had logged in anytime recently, so there's no way to contact them. The person has to be active on Ancestry.com.
     
  18. katydid23

    katydid23 Verified Juanette

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    But those 'relatives' are given notifications. And if someone is looking for contacts, they would answer their notifications. My son doesn't answer his anymore either, but he did at the beginning so he could find some birth family.
     
  19. Annasmom

    Annasmom Well-Known Member

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    The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children plans to circulate a blog and video about Anna's case around her birthday, this coming September 25. I can't believe she would be 50 years old.
     
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  20. smile22

    smile22 Live Laugh Love

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    I think the George's had something to do with these people possible hiring them?


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