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Family Tree Basics – DNA
1950 Census : Make DNA Connections
The 1950 census is going public! Here are 3 strategies for making DNA connections using recent censuses. Good news: you don’t have to be an experienced genealogist–or a subscription website member–to search the 1950 U.S. census or use it to explore your DNA matches or build your family tree.
How to Search Public Family Trees
Harvest information from public family trees to help your mystery DNA matches bear fruit! Here’s how to search tree data on Ancestry.com, MyHeritage, FamilySearch and other major family tree websites.
Finding All Children of an Ancestral Couple
Finding all children of an ancestral couple can help you build a DNA-friendly family tree for your DNA matching experience. Use this collateral research strategy on Ancestry.com, FamilySearch or MyHeritage.
Family History Software that Syncs with Online Trees
Family history software that syncs with online trees—especially those linked to your DNA test results—can keep your genealogy research experience organized and, well, in synch.
Using Vital Records (BMDs) to Build Your Family Tree
Build a stronger family tree for DNA matching by using vital records (BMDs). Here’s what they are and what you should know to find them.
Using Home Sources to Build Your Family Tree
Clues for building your family tree may be sitting around your house—or a relative’s home. These “home sources” can help you extend your tree and learn family stories. These tips will help you find them.
Link Your DNA Matches to Family Trees
Organize your DNA matches by linking them to your family trees on AncestryDNA and Family Tree DNA. Here’s how.
3 Ways to Get a Family Tree Quickly
Need a family tree to attach to your DNA test results? Here are 3 (relatively) quick ways to get one—and the answer to a related question, “What the heck is a GEDCOM?”
Build Family Tree for DNA Matches with Census Records
Your best family tree for DNA matches should be bursting with siblings, cousins and other relatives. Here’s how to use census records to construct a more robust family tree.
Obituaries and Your DNA Matches
Improve your DNA matching experience with a better family tree. Obituaries can help fill gaps on your pedigree chart, making it easier to identify those 2nd and 3rd cousins.
How to Download Your Family Tree from FamilySearch
There IS a way to download your family tree from FamilySearch so you can attach your family tree to your DNA test results. Here’s how.