DNA: Finding an Immigrant Ancestor

DNA: Finding an Immigrant Ancestor

Finding immigrant ancestors—and tracing them to an overseas birthplace—can be challenging. Here’s how one researcher used DNA to confidently identify an ancestor’s family and place of origin. His methods led to a new cousin—and a Portuguese branch on his family tree....
How to Tell a Good DNA Story

How to Tell a Good DNA Story

Sharing DNA stories can be rewarding for you AND your listeners–if you know how to tell a compelling tale. Boost your storytelling chops for DNA and family history discoveries with these essential elements of a good story. Whenever someone finds out what I do...
DNA Brick Wall: Finding a Female Ancestor

DNA Brick Wall: Finding a Female Ancestor

Finding a female ancestor can be challenging! Here’s how DNA helped break this Scottish genealogy brick wall. Lisa Porter has been an avid genealogist since she was a young mom in the early 1990s. She’d find herself sitting amidst much-older patrons at the Family...