Autosomal DNA Matching Confidence Spectrum

Are you confused about DNA matches and what they mean…different kinds of matches…from different vendors and combined results between vendors.  Do you feel like lions and tigers and bears…oh my?  You’re not alone. As the vendors add more tools, I’ve … Continue reading

DNA: In Search of…What Do You Mean I’m Not Related to My Family? – and What Comes Next?

Welcome to the second in our series of articles about how to search for unknown family members. I introduced the series in the article, DNA: In Search of…New Series Launches. This article addresses the question of “How did this happen?” … Continue reading

Robert Vernon Estes: Still Missing, But Not Forgotten – 52 Ancestors #339

Today was an incredible day – one I’ve been working towards and looking forward to for more than a year. One that Robert Vernon Estes earned more than 70 years ago. Robert was a POW, captured in Korea on November … Continue reading

Dear Dave: You’re Featured in a Book – 52 Ancestors #274

My Dearest Brother, Dave. You’re either famous or infamous, or both. That’s not news to you though! You’d be pleased about both, or either. Yep, Libby Copeland tells our story today, including the secret you never knew, in an article … Continue reading