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Descendancy Research | 4 Tips for Finding Living Relatives

Descendancy Research | 4 Tips for Finding Living Relatives

Descendancy research is just as important as traditional genealogy when it comes to DNA. Jessica provides 4 tips for finding living relatives. Doing DNA research often feels a lot like gambling. Sometimes we get lucky and the shared matches we need to solve our mysteries just appear in our match...

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How Long Is a Generation?

How Long Is a Generation?

Have you ever wondered how long is a generation? Learn how long a generation is by looking at various historical populations and better understand how generation length may affect your DNA matches in this article from Jayne. Can you think of any unusual generation time situations in your family?...

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Why Transfer to MyHeritage | Cousin Connection!

Why Transfer to MyHeritage | Cousin Connection!

Why transfer to MyHeritage if you've taken a DNA test elsewhere? Because you might find unique matches --or learn something unique about matches you've already found elsewhere. MyHeritage DNA’s tools helped me connect to a distant cousin who is related on a tricky mystery line that was purportedly...

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Half-Siblings On Your Family Tree? Try This DNA Strategy

Half-Siblings On Your Family Tree? Try This DNA Strategy

How can half-siblings of your relatives be "better" than whole ones (at least, from a genetic genealogy perspective?) Here's what Joy learned about using descendants of half-siblings to cluster the shared matches she wanted. How can half-siblings be better than whole ones? At least, from a genetic...

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1950 Census : Make DNA Connections

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.

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How to Search Public Family Trees

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.

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Using Home Sources to Build Your Family Tree

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.

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Obituaries and DNA Matches

Obituaries and 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.

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