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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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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Genome Mate Pro – How to Download

Genome Mate Pro I’m a little late on downloading the new version of Genome Mate which is called Genome Mate Pro.  If you haven’t downloaded and would like to see how to download the program, watch the video below.  I’ve been […]

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About Non-Identifying Information

About Non-Identifying Information

Non-Identifying information is a very useful tool used to find birth families or adoptees. In my mom’s case, we were given some basic but very helpful information. What’s included? In our first request for non-identifying information, we were told the […]

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Using Obituaries In Your Search

Using Obituaries In Your Search

Obituaries When I got to the point in my search where I was just one generation away from finding my mom’s birth mother, we had a stand still.  Records on Ancestry and FamilySearch and other records sites were limited.  After […]

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Kunz Family – Possible Connection

Kunz Family – Possible Connection

I’ve felt kind of down about the Johnston side of the family.  It is a huge family and some people are just complete dead ends and I can’t find any records on them.  So I’ve decided to try to find […]

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Facebook Groups – Getting Search Help

Facebook Groups – Getting Search Help

Social media has some real advantages when it comes to adoption searches. There are many groups on Facebook dedicated to aiding adoptees and birth parents reunite.  One of the first things I did when I started the search for my […]

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AncestryDNA – Basic Review

AncestryDNA – Basic Review

My Review of AncestryDNA AncestryDNA is pretty limited with what you can do when you get your results.  I say limited but it’s meant to be simple.  If you are thinking about doing a DNA test, I definitely recommend AncestryDNA […]

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