Tags: ,

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

Mirror & Speculation Trees Should be Private

Private Family Trees = Less Confusion I’ve run into one instance where I created a mirror tree off of a DNA match’s mirror tree and needless to say I was very confused.  That DNA match was adopted and using the […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

Adopted Family Linked to DNA – Bad Practice

Adopted Family Linked to DNA – Bad Practice

My mom has a bunch of 3rd cousin DNA matches that we have been unable to find a common ancestor.  A “DNA expert” suggested that I create a mirror tree of a DNA match’s family tree and link my mom’s DNA results […]

Continue Reading