Bad News, I got my second "rejection letter" from the National Archives. Thomas Coope of the 11th Ohio Cavelry was not our guy. There was no Thomas Cooper in the 8th MI Cal and no Thomas Cooper in the 3rd Ohio Cal. I'm not sure what the next step is.
I have not heard anything back about Milo's records but I am keeping my fingers crossed and hopin' and prayin' and all that. I'm not sure where to go from here if he doesn't work out. There is a Freeman Family in Pennsylvania that is looking good these days.
I'm waiting for Ancestry to make some changes to their DNA ordering system so that we can upgrade to the next set of Markers (I think it's 48). I heard a rumor that will happen soon.