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....
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...