OK, I can't vouch for this company or show, but I know a lot of folks like the opportunity to be on television - and in this instance, it involves DNA testing - so I've decided to share this. But please, proceed at your own risk!
I've posted about this in previous seasons and I know a couple of you have come close to making it on the show. Please try again - or try for the first time if you have Swedish heritage. If you haven't watched it, it's a fun show - in Swedish, but since the contestants speak English, you can understand just about everything.
Sharon Moore Elliott, Kimberly Powell and I all helped on the research for this Red Star Line over in Antwerp. It's essentially their counterpart to Ellis Island, though obviously a point of departure.
Another great article about the almost-112-year-old woman I recently researched for Irish Central. This one by Sean Kirst in the Syracuse Post-Standard, as Kathleen has lived there since emigrating from Ireland in 1921!
Lots of interesting info here about naming patterns. Check out the chart about the name Emma!