Discovering DNA Testing – Opening New Doors to Genealogy Trees – Part 2

It’s 2018 and we are learning more than ever from our DNA. In “Discovering DNA Testing – Opening New Doors to Genealogy Trees – Part 1“, I explained how DNA testing helps us understand our medical background, genetic traits, heritage and finding distant relatives. Here’s a summary of how we can use our DNA to find family and relatives.

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Using Technology to Map the Lives of Our Ancestors

It’s not a genealogy research secret that census records are extremely helpful when learning about our ancestors. They provide names, relations, occupations and where they lived. If you can find the records, they also provide underlying details of where ancestors may have moved to throughout their lives. How do census records from the past work with resources of today such as…

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Split Your Family Tree

During your genealogy research and building your family tree, there might come a time when you might find it beneficial to split off specific branches to improve your research or to play around with different techniques without damaging your main tree. Splitting your family tree isn’t easy to do but it’s absolutely possible.

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Cause and Effect in Genealogy

For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. ~ Sir Isaac Newton Cause and effect can be described as a relationship between actions or events such that one or more are the result of the other or others. We plant a seed, give it water, it grows into a beautiful flower. We stub our toe, it hurts. We go outside when it’s hot, we’re going to sweat. Basically, one thing happens because of an action…. good and…

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What’s in a Middle Name?

All genealogists know the value of a person’s last name and how important a first name is in finding out who is who in your family tree. But what about a middle name? There is great value in the middle name and they can be an important tool in your genealogy search. So, what’s in a middle name? How…

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