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DNA Underwhelm – Things to do with your DNA results

DNA overwhelm is something that has been mentioned in my blog articles before, but today I thought I would change tack and write about the opposite subject – DNA results underwhelm.  This feeling occurs, usually in non-genealogists, when they get their results through...

AncestryDNA: 10 Tips for working with your AncestryDNA matches

Did you buy an AncestryDNA test kit recently? Or have you been looking at your results feeling overwhelmed because you don't know what to do with them? Or worse - have you not looked at your results because you looked at them once and got a little unnerved at all...

What is genetic genealogy?

So, what is Genetic Genealogy then?   I realised recently that I’d missed something quite crucial when I started this website up.  I’ve never explained what genetic genealogy actually is.  I realise lots of my readers are familiar with what genetic genealogy is...

Privacy DNA & Gedmatch: What you need to know

Privacy, DNA & Gedmatch - What you need to know, and why I believe you should upload your DNA to Gedmatch. DNA testing and Privacy - 101 There is a lot of discussion about DNA testing and Privacy lately, and rightly so.  You should understand what can be done with...

ALERT! Black Friday Ancestry DNA LOWEST PRICE EVER!

Update - All DNA Black Friday deals! I've now updated this post with all offers I could find.  Just to be clear, all these links are affiliate links that help support this site - if that's not your thing, just google the company you want to order through. Ancestry has...

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My name is Rachel and I am passionate about genealogy and helping people to find their roots.