Working with DNA Matches

Generation of Connection with Your DNA Matches

Generation of Connection with Your DNA Matches

Your generation of connection is key to learning how you’re related to your DNA matches. It’s where you’ll find your most recent common ancestor(s) (MRCA). You and your match may have two DIFFERENT generations of connection. Don’t worry, we’ve got an easy explanation! What is the generation of...

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No DNA Matches on Dad’s Side?

No DNA Matches on Dad’s Side?

Why don’t you have any DNA matches on your father’s side? Or maybe it’s your mother’s side without matches. Here are four reasons you may be missing matches you expect to see.

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Y DNA Matches: How Are You Related?

Y DNA Matches: How Are You Related?

How are you related to your Y DNA matches at Family Tree DNA? YDNA tests don’t give shared cM clues about how closely you’re related. Take this video tour of your Y DNA match list to start figuring out your relationships to your Y DNA matches.

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Contacting DNA Matches: IT WORKED!

Contacting DNA Matches: IT WORKED!

To successfully contact DNA matches, here’s EXACTLY what one researcher did. The outcome (spoiler alert!) included actually MEETING some of her newfound Jewish and Eastern European cousins.

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What is a Genetic Network?

What is a Genetic Network?

What is a genetic network? Here’s how genetic networks apply to your DNA matches and how they can topple your genealogy brick walls by finding your missing ancestors and solving family history mysteries!

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Connect Meaningfully with DNA Matches

Connect Meaningfully with DNA Matches

Connecting with DNA matches isn’t easy. But Rosilyn Rayborn has connected so successfully, she’s launched a podcast of conversations with DNA matches! Learn more, including tips for getting your matches to respond to you.

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Shared Matches Tool : How to Use It

Shared Matches Tool : How to Use It

Use the shared matches tool at 23andMe, AncestryDNA, Findmypast, Living DNA or MyHeritage DNA to blow your family history mysteries wide open! Here’s how to use it to build your family tree and identify your DNA matches.

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