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 Test Connects Kin—and Kindred Spirits

DNA Test Connects Kin—and Kindred Spirits

One of my DNA matches reminded me of my brother, so of course I had to introduce them. “Mr Tie Dye, meet your cousin, Uncle Mud….” Kin AND kindred spirits! I think my big brother Chris has always felt a little odd-man-out in our fairly conservative family. He’s a free...
Endogamy and DNA Testing Tips

Endogamy and DNA Testing Tips

How does your DNA testing company correct for endogamy on DNA matches? You should know about Ancestry’s algorithm; MyHeritage’s rule for Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry; and these tips for segment size and shared matches. Endogamy is more than just a set of first cousins...