Native American & Minority Ancestors Identified Using DNAPainter Plus Ethnicity Segments

Ethnicity is always a ticklish subject. On one hand we say to be leery of ethnicity estimates, but on the other hand, we all want to know who our ancestors were and where they came from. Many people hope to … Continue reading

DNAPainter: Painting Leeds Method Matches

Last week, I wrote about how I utilized the Leeds Method in the article, The Leeds Method. What I didn’t say is that I was sizing up the Leeds Method for how I could use the technique to paint additional … Continue reading

Proving or Disproving a Half Sibling Relationship Using DNAPainter

I had this nagging match at MyHeritage for some time who had not responded to messages and who didn’t have a tree. When she did reply, she explained that she was adopted, but I had already been working on how … Continue reading

DNAPainter – Mining Vendor Matches to Paint Your Chromosomes

This isn’t quite the same as when my mother used to talk about painting the town, but in genetic genealogy terms, it’s better. This is the second of 4 articles that will describe how to use DNA Painter. Today, I’d … Continue reading

MyHeritage LIVE 2019 Day 2 and Party

Let’s start out with some trivia. Did you know that the Hilton Amsterdam is the home of this famous photo? No, well me either. I’m glad someone told me on Sunday. Kind of explains the Beatles themed party Saturday evening. … Continue reading

Mitochondrial DNA Resources – Everything You Need to Know

Recently, I wrote a multi-part series about mitochondrial DNA – start to finish – everything you need to know. I’ve assembled several articles in one place, and I’ll add any new articles here as well. Please feel free to share … Continue reading

First Steps When Your DNA Results are Ready – Sticking Your Toe in the Genealogy Water

Recently someone asked me what the first steps would be for a person who wasn’t terribly familiar with genealogy and had just received their DNA test results. I wrote an article called DNA Results – First Glances at Ethnicity and … Continue reading

Lucy Moore (c 1754-1832), Spunky Plaintiff – 52 Ancestors #248

In Lucy’s first article, Lucy Moore, Minister’s Wife, we discovered Lucy’s first name in deeds with her husband, the Reverend William Moore, in Halifax County, Virginia. Married probably between 1772 and 1774, Lucy and William had 4 children in 1782 … Continue reading

MyHeritage Updates Theories of Family Relativity

If you have taken a MyHeritage DNA test or transferred there, quick, check your results because you may have new Theories of Family Relativity! I do. MyHeritage introduced Theory of Family Relativity for their DNA customers in February this year … Continue reading

Lucy Moore (c 1754-1832), Minister’s Wife – 52 Ancestors #246

As a woman, I often wonder what will define my life when I’m gone. For our ancestors, it was often a woman’s husband and sometimes, her children. That’s pretty much it. Of course, today, living on the “right side” of … Continue reading