I have just recently joined MH. I've had DNA on there for a while. I had NO idea of all the awesome features of this website. Frankly, I doubt I would have ever found them on my own. I highly recommend this course for everyone, whether you've been a member for 2 days or 10 years. Diahan is an excellent instructor and shows you exactly how to find each and every feature and how to use them. Thank you SO much for doing this Tour!!
Sometimes families live and grow up and work in the same area, but if they don’t, autosomalDNA may be a way to find those who share some DNA but have other pieces and bits you need to find. This may lead to those missing links or have some leads to link relatives with some similarities to some people you have already found and you now need to prove or disprove the relationship.
The YDNA guide had great information that helped me understand more about the test and what information might be gained from the results. I also sent a copy of it to a direct male descendant cousin whom I have asked to take a YDNA test. It was very helpful in his making the decision about taking the test.
I cannot say enough about the value of Lori’s coaching. I had a very specific genealogical question - the identity of my wife’s paternal grandmother’s father. I had started dotting her DNA matches but got hung up. Lori pointed out a couple of obvious BMM suspects among the matches and suggested a simple change to my dotting procedure. Within an hour of her call, I was able to split the networks and isolate close to 50 leftovers. Using the Finding Living Relatives techniques, I was able to identify several matches, find some common surnames among their trees, and identify an MRCA couple! Lori quickly responded to a couple of follow-up questions and has been very encouraging as I updated her with my great news.
Great quick reference.
My coaching session with Lori Napolitano was positively invaluable. I'm a rookie genealogist who had been struggling to find a connection for several DNA matches. These were high matches, who should be easy to figure out, right? I had myself going in circles and could not break my thought cycle. Lori helped me do that and so much more. She helped me better organize my thoughts, my matches and redirect my analysis to probabilities I had never considered. And she did it in such a way that even a rookie, like me, could understand. Time spent with Lori was worth every nickel. I now feel more confident about continuing my research knowing I am equipped with better tools and better methods. If you are on the fence about private coaching, get off and sign up. You will be very happy you did. Thank you again, Lori, and Your DNA Guide. Like my title implies: 5 stars simply are not enough.
Clear and understandable, many thanks
It's Mike Scharr AGAIN. I'm sorry I'm so blonde but I bought the download able guides you suggested and later told you I never got them. You then sent me the links to do so. Now I can't find that email. Please send again.
FamilyTreeDNA (Family Finder) Quick Reference Guide
Love everything that Diahan creates and teaches!
Your DNA Guide—The Bundle (Book + Workbook) Print Version
Very useful in helping me organize the ethnicity of my ancestors
It was very informative. Thank you
I never Got access to the guide, unless I'm overlooking something. Please resend with my other guide(s) I ordered.
I haven't had time to work with it yet, but what I looked at, I liked.
I have not had the time to read it yet.
Your DNA Guide -- the Book
Easy to read, Love the book, as Diahan said you can look up whatever your looking for and it gives good information and to the point. Easy to find page numbers on the side. I'm still learning and enjoying the book.
I have only had time to thumb through it and read a couple of sections. I believe it will be very helpful in working through my list of ancestors and their matches
So far I have glanced through the book. It looks like it’ll be very helpful for us to use.