Ancestry.com’s ThruLines is a means to facilitate working with DNA matches that have trees attached to them. ThruLines then extends the tree in an attempt to show you how you connect with the DNA match. People are only in your ThruLines if they are: a DNA match to you, have a tree attached to their […]
We’ve released the recording and handout for my “Images on FamilySearch” webinar. More details have been posted on our announcement page. The introductory rate will work through 4 October 2021–despite what it says on our announcement page. If you pre-ordered and have not received your materials, contact me at the email address on your receipt.
DNA matches that have no trees or whose submitters fail to respond can be a challenge to those working through their genealogy DNA matches. Sometimes there’s a clue in that username that may help you to determine who that match likely is. These approaches are best done after you’ve worked on matches that you can […]
Due to a scheduling issue, we’ve moved the FamilySearch webinar to 28 Sept. at 7:30 pm. central time. Recordings will also be available for those who cannot attend live. Details on our announcement page.
There is more information on the completion of the FamilySearch digitization of microfilm project on their website. The one thing that always concerns me is whether or not the images I get online from FamilySearch as as high of a quality as the high quality scans I made directly from microfilm myself at the Family […]
Getting the Most from FamilySearch 7:30 pm. central 28 Sept 2021 (note date/time change). Attend live (handout included) or pre-order recording and handout–registration information below. The FamilySearch site contains images of records from around the world—most available right from your internet connection. This presentation will focus on the actual records that are on FamilySearch and the finding aids that […]
AncestryDNA recently released a significant update in matches to individual tests. It was time for me to review my matches–just not all of them. One reason I had a DNA test done was to try and make some connections to my Irish immigrant ancestors, Samuel and Annie (Murphy) Neill. These Irish immigrants married in New […]
Don’t concern yourself with the ethnicity results unless a significant portion of your ethnic heritage is direct conflict with your ancestral tree. Even if there is direct conflict, it means that you should: Review and critique your paper trail for errors. Look at your shared matches. Are there individuals you cannot figure out? Are there […]
To celebrate our move to our new email server, we’re offering copies of Genealogy Tip of the Day for only $20 postpaid. This link will process payment at that amount. There is more about the book on our Genealogy Tip of the Day website. But the link for the discount rate is only in this […]
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