Welcome to Toll Genealogy –  teaching you how to use DNA as a tool to answer your genealogy questions.


























Welcome to Toll Genealogy! 

DNA can be overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be!  The primary aim of Toll Genealogy is to educate everyone on how to ‘do’ genetic genealogy. 

Not sure where to start?  You can read any of my blog articles, the most recent of which are down below. Or use the category headings in the menu if you just want the tutorials or latest genetic genealogy news.

Want to know what resources there are to help you learn and do genealogy?  Check my Resources Guide!

Who on earth is this Toll Genealogy person anyway? You can find out here!  And why on earth is the site called Toll Genealogy anyway? Start finding out the answer to that here!

Want to know when I create valuable new content, and be the first to know when my genetic genealogy online course is launched? Sign up for my mailing list (I promise not to bombard you with endless emails) here – as a bonus you’ll get my free guide on how to analyse your DNA matches so you can get started right away!

Hoping for more specialist help?  Check my ‘How I can help you’ page, or feel free to drop me a line!

Recent Posts

My story – searching for my American great-grandfather (part two)

Welcome to part two of my story - searching for my great-grandfather!  For Part one, click here. Where we left the story After DNA testing in an effort to find my grandfather Jack's father, I had two close matches; the unidentifiable Bob, and the deceased Charles, and...

DNA Testing – the full lowdown

Welcome to the first in a more in-depth series about DNA testing.  Today’s topic will give you a little more information about the types of different test, and a round up of the different test companies, building on the information I gave in my previous post ’10...

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

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? Perhaps...

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 (I think) Giles...


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