Finding An Ancestor Using Your DNA Quick Reference Guide


Newly Updated Winter 2022!

Learn to identifying unknown ancestors using your list of DNA matches in your DNA test results! This guide introduces a proven, step-by-step methodology for targeting matches on specific branches of your family tree who might be able to help you identify your “mystery ancestors” and break through those longstanding genealogy brick walls!

Customer Reviews

Based on 132 reviews
June Butka

23andMe Quick Reference Guide

Jan Fiore
Clear and Concise Information & Step-by-Step Instructions

Also, I have been struggling to find solutions that don't rely on having BKMs. This is important to me as I have two genetic networks with no BKM, and a "mystery" grandfather I am hoping to find. I know how these matches are related to each other and have created trees to support it. This reference guide provided solutions for students in my situation through WATO/Bottoms Up, and they will be the tools I focus on next. Thanks. Jan Fiore

Michelle Mickelson
Variables - What to do if your family line does not fit the ideal profile?

This sheet is an extremely helpful reference to explain Diahan's process in abbreviated terms. I found the variables within the text particularly helpful to my genealogy problem. My Canadian Eastern European immigrant great-grandfather was an only child with no siblings lines to compare DNA, but he had eleven children. This guide helped me overcome that hurdle with a simple suggestion to "...move to a more recent generation and find a cousin on that line." I am now in the process of splitting the network using my Canadian Eastern European immigrant great-grandmother and her only sister's lines to tease out my paternal line matches.

Jalene Stewart

It is quite informative

Lynn Eggleston
Finding An Ancestor

Very helpful in easy to follow format. I have several missing ancestors I am looking forward to use the steps in the guide to unearth them.