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? Does a genetic genealogist gain any advantage by testing their siblings,...

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Heritage Travel | Old Photo Leads to Swedish Ancestral Home

Heritage Travel | Old Photo Leads to Swedish Ancestral Home

Heritage travel adventure! Mike took an old family photo to Sweden, hoping it would lead to his ancestral home. Thanks to genealogy serendipity, we had success. Now his Swedish ethnicity results are more meaningful and he can picture the past even more clearly. Mike had one main goal in coming to...

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Y-DNA | Scottish Clan Revealed–and More

Y-DNA | Scottish Clan Revealed–and More

Y-DNA can reveal a Scottish clan connection! A researcher uses YDNA to trace her Canadian great grandfather's origins, and finds much deeper roots in the MacDougall clan. (Oh, and some more recent connections, too.) Margaret Clarke of British Columbia, Canada, set out to trace the lineage of her...

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MyHeritage Free Trial | 8 Tips to Make the Most of It

MyHeritage Free Trial | 8 Tips to Make the Most of It

A MyHeritage free trial subscription can jump-start your family tree, introduce you to new DNA matches, and help you decide if a MyHeritage membership is right for you. Follow these 8 strategies for success with your free trial. When you activate a MyHeritage free trial subscription* to build your...

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Combining DNA Test Types for Shared Surnames

Combining DNA Test Types for Shared Surnames

Combining DNA test types is a great strategy for tackling specific family tree questions. Here’s how one researcher used YDNA + autosomal to explore whether shared surnames in an ancestral place meant everyone was actually related.

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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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DNA Test Results: Why Check Them Often

DNA Test Results: Why Check Them Often

DNA test results are exciting to open–and can be even more interesting later on. Here’s why you’ll want to check on your AncestryDNA or other consumer DNA results every few months.

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The Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation | DNA History

The Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation | DNA History

What was the Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation? It made DNA history by starting a pioneering genetic genealogy database. The SMGF is also part of OUR history. Enjoy these memories and pictures from the exciting, early days of using DNA to explore family history!

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