Fishing for Cousins with DNA

10 generations. That's how far back I can go in my Slovakia line now, in large part thanks to a single DNA match. Read More »

Getting Started with AncestryDNA

This is going to be a short post, but I wanted to be sure that if you tested at AncestryDNA you see this. Blaine Bettinger of The Genetic Genealogist has put together an easy to follow 6 part series on how to go from "new match" to "known cousin" in his awesome Facebook group Genetic Genealogy Tips & Techniques. He put all the posts in one PDF download that he has graciously allowed others to make available for download. Read More »

"I Took a DNA Test. Now What?"

With Cru advertising his recent experience with 23andMe and Family Tree DNA putting all of their tests on sale earlier this month, there are a lot of people who thought that 2017 would be a good time to take a DNA test. After weeks of waiting, the email finally arrives saying that the results are ready. The most frequent question that comes next is, “Now what?” Read More »