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What a Week for Genealogy!

Okay, so I didn’t blog at all.  Excuse me if I was a bit distracted.  I have good reason.  Three new cousins found me this week and I’ve been awash in new details, photographs, and research. One of my reason I blog is about my ancestors is to share my research experience.  But equally important… Continue reading What a Week for Genealogy!

DNA Research

Three Cousins, Three Different Amounts of DNA Shared

I  have three cousins who have had their DNA tested. Three cousins who match me (thank goodness). Three completely different amounts of DNA passed down. How is that possible? Recombination. My three cousins and I have all taken autosomal DNA tests. As I understand it, although everyone who descends from a specific ancestor carries that… Continue reading Three Cousins, Three Different Amounts of DNA Shared

DNA Research · French Roots

My Obsession with My DNA Match: Exploring a French Genetic Connection

For the most part, my DNA results have been a side note to my regular genealogy research.  I’ve worked out two matches in the two years since testing.  Most of my matches are vague, 4th to distant matches.  So, why did this one DNA match catch my interest? My DNA Match is French I will… Continue reading My Obsession with My DNA Match: Exploring a French Genetic Connection

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Harry Jackson, Are You to Blame for My Weird DNA Matches?

I had my DNA tested with FTDNA about 2 years ago.  I go over my matches regularly.  I can see that my matches have ancestry from Ireland, Wales, England, the Azores, or France.  I don’t know the connections, but it is plausible that we are related.  Other matches make not sense at all. Then, there… Continue reading Harry Jackson, Are You to Blame for My Weird DNA Matches?

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GEDMatch Can Process FTDNA DNA Files Again

You may have heard about the conflict between DNA testing company, FTDNA, and DNA tools website, GEDMatch.com.  If you aren’t familiar with GEDMatch, it allows for the comparison of DNA files with people who have had their DNA tested through different companies. A few weeks ago, they stopped processing files from FTDNA by FTDNA’s order.  … Continue reading GEDMatch Can Process FTDNA DNA Files Again