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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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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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What is a Mirror Tree?

What is a Mirror Tree?

I’m getting a lot of feedback and I keep seeing the same thing.  The same question keeps coming up.  What is a mirror tree?  I’ve answered some questions about mirror trees in the Five Questions Answered post and went over […]

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Five Mirror Tree Questions Answered

Five Mirror Tree Questions Answered

On my most popular post about finding shared ancestors, I got a few questions and even more via email about how to set up and use a mirror tree.  I’m going to do my best to answer some of those […]

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Another 2nd Cousin!

Another 2nd Cousin!

New 2nd Cousin I can’t contain the excitement.  This new 2nd cousin looks to have ancestral ties to the Lang-Metzger lines AND the Kunz-Streider lines.  Her tree is not filled in but I already had her dad and grandmother in […]

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Thank you gedmatch.com

GEDmatch Lately, I’ve been telling more of my mom’s DNA matches about gedmatch.com. I feel like a gedmatch salesperson or something.  Thankfully, gedmatch.com is free (unless you upgrade for more options) and it has been really helpful in my search […]

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DNA Testing, A Review

Since I’ve had a chance to experience the big three Autosomal Testing Sites, I felt I should explain what I like or don’t like about them. AncestryDNA Pros: Many users have public trees – great for finding shared ancestors by […]

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Stigler / Oliphant

I’ve previously made connections to Robert Oliphant b. ~1771 ; d. ~1841 ; m. Abigail Davenport… I created a family tree based on a 4th-6th cousin match from AncestryDNA and had shared ancestors with the Olpihant side, the Davenport side […]

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Haplogroup H

l’ll be honest – I din’t think haplogroups would really help me at all.. I mean I had no idea what they were! When I learned that maternal haplogroups are passed down on the maternal side… I decided to dive […]

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