Prime Day – Deals on DNA Test Kits

Prime Day – Deals on DNA Test Kits

This post contains affiliate links See my disclosure here.  It’s been a long time – I’ve been so busy with these two kiddos that I haven’t been able to do much research lately.  But, I thought I would share some […]

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We’re Related – A Fun App

We’re Related – A Fun App

I downloaded a new app today called We’re Related by Ancestry.com.   It works off your family tree to show you potential famous and nearby relatives.  When I chose the tree I wanted to use, it prompted me to pick […]

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Understanding Shared Ancestor Hints + Video

Understanding Shared Ancestor Hints + Video

Understanding Shared Ancestors & Shared Ancestor Hints In order for you to really take advantage of genealogical DNA testing – especially at Ancestry, you need to understand what shared ancestors and shared ancestor hints are, how they can help in […]

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What does the asterisk mean on GEDmatch

*Asterisk in front of names on GEDmatch “What does it mean when a user has an asterisk in front of their name on gedmatch?” I’ve seen this question at least 20 times on different sites, so I figured I’d chime […]

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Been a bit absent lately – good news!

Why I’ve Been Absent Lately Sorry y’all! I’ve been quite absent from this site for a while now and I’d figure I’d check in and share some of my good news. In June I found out I was pregnant… Yay! […]

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Confusing Shared Ancestor Hints

Confusing Shared Ancestor Hints

Shared Ancestor Hints Recently, I linked my mom’s DNA profile to someone in a mirror tree and I got more shared ancestor hints than what I was expecting.  I had already confirmed this person’s maternal family is related to my […]

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A Quicker Video Tutorial – Mirror Trees

After publishing the video, Mirror Tree Walk Through, I got some feedback.  Lots of people found it helpful which is awesome! I’m so happy this helps.  I also got some constructive criticism that it was a bit long. And for […]

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Don’t Ignore the Boarders

Don’t Ignore the Boarders

Using Census Records If you are building out a family tree, you are going to be confirming those trees with historical records and one record that you are very likely to reference is a census record.  It’s a wealth of […]

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Video Tutorial – Mirror Tree Walk Through

Mirror Tree Walk Through – Video Tutorial Hey y’all!  I got lots of requests asking me to make a video tutorial on the post, Finding Shared Ancestors; A Walk Through.  So I finally figured out how to make it all come […]

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Building Trees & Finding Cousins

Building Trees & Finding Cousins

I mentioned in my last post that my mom has a close cousin. Possibly as close as half first cousin or 1st cousin once removed.  I know her name but that’s it.  So, I’m trying to find her by building […]

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