Tag: DNA

How I Solved It: It was all in the letter…

In today’s “How I Solved It” post, guest blogger Maggie Stevenson from Kin Histories shows how DNA research can point you in the right direction, but must be accompanied with a solid paper trail to prove relationships. By sharing her tree, Maggie connected with someone who held the answer to her mystery. Here’s what happened:…

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How I Solved It: Can DNA Help You Strike Genealogy Gold?

Entering the world of genetic genealogy can be overwhelming for many people and it can be difficult to collaborate with others across all the various tools. In today’s “How I Solved It” guest blog post, Patricia Greber (My Genealogy Life) shows us how she uses DNA tools at Ancestry to help her chase genealogy gold by…

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How I Solved It: The Wives of Moshe Hersch

Israel Pickholz, blog author from All My Foreparents has shared this blog with us as part of our “How I Solved It” series. Here, Israel evaluates X-chromosome evidence to determine potential relationships. __________________________________

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How I Solved It: William Holloway, Martha Branson & Phebe Crispin: A genealogical game of hide and seek

Brian Sheffey, blog author from the website Genealogy Adventures has shared this blog with us as part of our “How I Solved It” Series. This blog, Brian explains how DNA has helped find relatives but pinning down the tree and identifying the correct individuals in the records has been difficult. He finally finds some of the…

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How I Solved It: Uncle Max’ Middle Name – Possible Success from FTDNA Match Alerts

Israel Pickholz, guest blogger from All My Foreparents, walks us through a promising DNA analysis at FTDNA in search of his family as part of our “How I Solved It” series.

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RootsTech Recap 2018

Thanks for visiting the RootsTech booth! Wow! What an amazing week we had at RootsTech 2018. It was so great to meet all of you who came by the booth. We’re so excited to share RootsFinder with you and help you bring your genetic family history research together with your traditional family history research…and also…

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Announcing (experimental) DNA Tools!

You may have noticed we have a new menu item on the left. Today, RootsFinder launched an experimental version of our DNA tool kit. With these tools, you will be able to visualize and analyze your DNA matches and tag kits to your tree. We hope you enjoy these tools. They should make it much…

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How I Solved It: How DNA Led Me to Change My Husband’s Direct Line

Diane Gould Hall, blog author of Michigan Family Trails, has shared this blog as part of our ongoing “How I Solved It Series”. This blog discusses how a DNA match leads to clues about husband’s 2nd great-grandparents. Further research discovers a previous marriage which documents in her own possession actually showed but she missed a…

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How I Solved It: DNA Discoveries: Jewell Progress

Schalene Dagutis, blog author of Tangled Roots and Trees, has shared this blog as part of our ongoing “How I Solved It Series”. This great blog is about how DNA led the Schalene to revisit old research and discover new family ties and missing individuals with new data and records.

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How I Solved It: DNA Happy Dance & A New-To-Me Resource

Amberly Beck, blog author from the website Genealogy Girl, has shared this blog as part of our ongoing “How I Solved It Series”. This blog explained how DNA opened a door to find out information about a family that was otherwise unknown until she compared family trees with DNA matches and actual records.

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