DNA Testing – the full lowdown

DNA Testing – the full lowdown

Want the lowdown on DNA testing for genealogy?  Read on!  This article was originally published in October 2018 and was updated on 14 July 2021.     DNA – the basics Anyone who knows me will tell you that science was not my favourite subject in high school, so I am...
Starting your genealogy research – Part Two!

Starting your genealogy research – Part Two!

Welcome to part two of my guide to getting your family tree started.  This post focuses on English and Welsh records only, but scoot to the end of the post for links for information for Scottish, Irish and US records.   Once you’ve gathered all the information...
DNA Tests: 10 things to be aware of before you test

DNA Tests: 10 things to be aware of before you test

Thinking about getting a DNA test? This list will help you be aware of what you should know before you get your DNA test.   1 – Know your end goal Why do you want to DNA test? Is there a specific issue in your tree you are hoping to uncover the answer to?...
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...