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Need Help with your DNA Matches?

"With over 2.5 million people in the possession of a DNA test, and most with match lists in the thousands, many are wondering how to keep track of all this data and apply it to their family history." 

My thoughts exactly Diahan Southard. That is how she introduced one of her two brand new Quick Reference PDF guides. Having now tested myself, my father, my father-in-law, two grandfathers, and one grandmother, I'm starting to feel a little overwhelmed both with my match lists and with knowing how to effectively take the next step. That's why I'm excited for these two new guides.

Organizing Your DNA MatchesOrganize Your DNA Matches - A Companion Guide - 5.95 (instant download delivery)

With over 2.5 million people in the possession of a DNA test, and most with match lists in the thousands, many are wondering how to keep track of all this data and apply it to their family history. This guide provides the foundation for managing DNA matches and correspondence, and will help budding genetic genealogists:
  • Centralize their point of contact with their matches from multiple testing companies
  • Familiarize them with Google Forms for tracking information, including providing a link to a free bonus form template
  • Provide a brief overview of how to use the power of Google Earth in their genetic genealogy
  • Provide an introduction to spreadsheets
  • Review valuable third party tools and their contributions to the organizing effort

4 pages | PDF edition

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DNA Next StepsNext Steps - Working with your autosomal DNA matches - 5.95 (instant download delivery) 

Many genealogists have heard about the power of DNA testing in genealogy and have dabbled in their own DNA test results. This guide outlines what to do next to maximize the power of DNA testing in genealogy. This guide provides instruction on:
  • How to leverage the power of known relatives who have tested
  • Gain a basic understanding of chromosome browsers and their role in the search process
  • Access to a free bonus template for evaluating the genealogical relationship of a match in relationship to the predicted genetic relationship
  • A methodology for converting the unknown relatives on the match list into known relatives
With this guide in hand, genealogists will be prepared to take their DNA testing experience to the next level and make new discoveries about their ancestors and heritage.
 
4 pages | PDF edition
 
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