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More Effective Use of DNA for Genealogy

If you’ve taken a DNA test for the purposes of learning more about your family tree, breaking through brick walls, and finding long lost cousins, you may be able to take steps that will improve your results. USE YOUR BIRTH … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Handed Down

This week’s 52 Ancestors Challenge prompt is a fun one: “Handed Down.” It brings so many thoughts to mind. My mom says I got my stubbornness “handed down” from my dad. (I think I got some of it from her, … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Water

The prompt for week 14 of Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge is “water.” I thought about my dad’s career in the U.S. Navy and my maternal grandfather’s love of fishing, but then I had another idea. … Continue reading

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Secrets of Finding Family Through DNA

You’ve gotten your DNA results, but something’s missing. Where is your family tree? Where is the list of your famous relatives, proven by science? That’s gonna take some work. Yes, my friend, genealogical research is the first secret of finding … Continue reading

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The Science of DNA Heritage

You’ve sent in your spit or your swab, and now you’re waiting on the DNA company to send you your results, to tell you who your family is and where you came from. When the results come in, you’ll get … Continue reading

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