Welcome to Toll Genealogy!

Welcome to Toll Genealogy!

Welcome to Toll Genealogy! If you don’t know me already, I am Rachel, and I’ve been interested in genealogy for about 25 years.  My very first foray into the world of family history was when I was around 8 or 9 years old when I was given a book by Giles...
Gedmatch Opt-In: A Plea

Gedmatch Opt-In: A Plea

Gedmatch: A Plea – Please Opt-in Forgive me the indulgence (it’s my blog after all), but today I need to write about something really close to my heart. I will try and be as objective as I possibly can, but I’m not going to be 100% successful.  But I...
DNA Underwhelm – Things to do with your DNA results

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...
Privacy DNA & Gedmatch: What you need to know

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...