Working with DNA Matches

Finding Living People in Australia

Finding Living People in Australia

Finding living people in Australia can be a bit tricky. Thanks to the help of Clare, a Your DNA Guide customer from Australia, we’ve compiled some resources for finding living people in Australia. Finding Living People in Australia White Pages: White Pages allows you to search for residential and...

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Where’s Your Endogamy? Survey Says….

Where’s Your Endogamy? Survey Says….

Where are people finding endogamy on their family trees? We report results of a survey of genetic genealogists who have endogamous roots. Many people don’t realize their family tree is affected by endogamy. Endogamy is when members of a small community intermarry repeatedly over many generations....

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Compare DNA Matches to Each Other

Compare DNA Matches to Each Other

There are times you want to compare DNA matches to each other. Not just to yourself. Knowing how your matches compare to each other can be SO helpful when you're trying to place them on your family tree. Here's how you can compare DNA matches to each other at MyHeritage, 23andMe and AncestryDNA....

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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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Is He Really My Biological Grandfather?

Is He Really My Biological Grandfather?

Is my grandfather really my biological grandfather? Vicky's DNA test results made her ask this intriguing question. Here are strategies she learned to use her DNA to look for answers. While looking at her DNA results, Vicky Grover noticed she had no apparent connections on her maternal...

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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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Shared cM Project | Now Add TWO Testers

Shared cM Project | Now Add TWO Testers

The Shared cM Project has a new feature which lets you enter the shared cM of two testers, rather than just one. This can narrow down a list of possible relationships to DNA matches while using siblings or cousins from the same generation. Learn more about how to use the updated feature. Have you...

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Removing AncestryDNA Dots | Organize DNA Matches

Removing AncestryDNA Dots | Organize DNA Matches

The AncestryDNA dots help you organize your DNA matches. What if you want to remove those dots and reorganize your match list? Here's how to remove AncestryDNA dots, and why you might want to.  Here at Your DNA Guide, we recognize there is no single “right way” to use AncestryDNA’s colored dots in...

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Fast People Search | UK: Find Living People

Fast People Search | UK: Find Living People

Looking for a fast people search for the UK? Finding living people in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland is easier when you use specific resources. Here are the resources you'll want to use. Are you looking for living people in the UK--anywhere in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern...

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AncestryDNA ThruLines in 2022 | Tips and Strategies

AncestryDNA ThruLines in 2022 | Tips and Strategies

Use AncestryDNA’s ThruLines tool to help you visualize your possible ancestral lines and explore your relationships to your DNA matches. Here are some tips for using this powerful tool in 2022. AncestryDNA testers have many powerful tools available to help identify their DNA matches and extend...

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3 Ways Your Siblings’ DNA Tests Can Help Your Family History

3 Ways Your Siblings’ DNA Tests Can Help Your Family History

Your siblings' DNA tests can help your family history--even if you have already tested! Here's what you can do with the combined power of your brothers' and sisters' DNA test results. How many DNA tests does one family need? Do siblings have the same DNA? Does a genetic genealogist gain any...

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How to Label Your MyHeritage DNA Matches

How to Label Your MyHeritage DNA Matches

Use labels to organize your MyHeritage DNA matches so you can make more family history discoveries! Here’s how–and here’s a tip for finding a Best Known Match using the Theory of Family Relativity so you can create genetic networks.

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From DNA Match to Family Reunion

From DNA Match to Family Reunion

I just got invited to a family reunion by a DNA match! Here’s how to find fellow descendants of common ancestors on your DNA match list. (Whether to invite them to a party, sight-unseen, is up to you.)

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