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Cousinhood

Cousinhood

What is a Cousin? Most of us have one or more in our modern nuclear families. We generally think of them as our aunt’s or uncle’s child. Some of us even are familiar with a second cousin who is the grand child of our grandparents but is not our sibling. But genealogists talk about more distant cousins and it’s often hard to distinguish what genealogists mean by the various terminology. I hope to clarify that here. MRCA To … Read entire article »

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23andMe – Show Close Relatives Button

23andMe – Show Close Relatives Button

Show Close Relatives The main reason adoptees and genealogists buy a DNA kit from 23andMe is to find relatives, preferably close relatives, to help them recreate or verify their family tree. Genealogists are generally trying to either break through brick walls — ancestors whose parents aren’t known — or verify that the tree they have is correct. Adoptees and Orphans have to start building their tree from scratch. The best and easiest way to do this … Read entire article »

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23andMe Site Redesign – Where Is the Site Search Function?

23andMe Site Redesign – Where Is the Site Search Function?

Search Link for 23andMe For my reader’s convenience, I’m putting the link to a search page at the top of the story: Click Here to Search 23andMe New Design Despite feedback from ‘experienced’ users that they didn’t like the new beta site, 23andMe has rolled it out to everyone. I have to admit, I’m not fond of it. For one, it now overrides my background settings forcing me to look at a bright white screen. I work on my … Read entire article »

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Unraveling French Canadian Ancestry

Unraveling French Canadian Ancestry

As I wrote in my previous post [The Interwoven Vine — an Adoptee’s French Canadian Ancestry], working with inbred populations is very challenging for everyone but especially for adoptees. A Small Braided Victory With all of the above in mind, I’ve recently been comparing the trees of my DNA matches from FTDNA and 23andMe on AncestryDNA by building, borrowing or replicating the trees of those that have shared with me, setting myself as my cousin on AncestryDNA … Read entire article »

Filed under: My Genetic Journey