Get More Out of Your DNA Test Results!

This guest post is written by Skip Duett of UpstateNYRoots.com. You took the plunge and had your autosomal DNA tested at AncestryDNA. Hooray! Welcome to the club! This cutting edge technology offers great potential for moving your research along. Maybe it will help...

Surfing for Cousins and Begging for Spit

Do you think you have identified an ancestral couple and have a paper trail to them? Matching your DNA to a couple of distant cousins may prove your paper trial is right! If all you’ve tested are your siblings and 1st cousins, you’re only linking back to your...

Surfing For Cousins & "Begging For Spit"

Do you think you have identified an ancestral couple and have a paper trail to them? Matching your DNA to a couple of distant cousins may prove your paper trial is right! If all you’ve tested are your siblings and 1st cousins, you’re only linking back to your...

Turning on the Light! SLIG Days 3, 4 & 5

I bet you thought I fell down that rabbit hole in the SLIG Beginning DNA class and would never find my way back out, right?  It took me a while, but I AM back! It was like when you walk into a dark room and you kind of fumble around until you find the light switch. If...

I Fell Down the Rabbit Hole: SLIG Day Two

Just when I thought I was getting a handle on this new DNA language, I came to class for day two today, and quickly felt like Alice in Wonderland1 who fell down the rabbit hole and found a different world, only the world I’ve fallen into speaks a different language...

Delving Into DNA: SLIG Day One

I’ve got to admit. I signed up with a bit of trepidation for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy [SLIG] class, “Getting Started with Genetic Genealogy.” The fact is, I dropped out of high school chemistry two times! When it came to molecules, I struggled. So up until...