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

Shared Ancestor Hints

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

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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