Sara's Genealogy Research
Sara's Tip of the Month:
DNA is only as good as those around you. Lately, I have found so many want to find their roots. They spit in a tube, mail it off and hope to find all of their long lost family in the next month or so. Once their results come in, they look at their pie chart to see exactly 'who' they are and then comes the fun part - connecting with those elusive cousins! Sound familiar?
Lately, I have been working to connect DNA research from the 4-6th generation matches. This means that you and your 'match' share a grandparent from 4-6 generations ago. Each person has 4 grandparents from their current generation and that number doubles for each generation you go back, so once you get back 4-6 generations you are working with a heap load of grandparents to sort through.
This is part of why it can be really difficult to determine how you connect with this match. Unless you see a name you recognize on their family tree, assuming they have one, you are in a for a lot of work. I try to use the limited number of closer matches to my advantage to help sort out this 4-6th generation.
If you can find how those 1-3rd generation matches connect to you, then look to see any 'shared matches' you have with that match. It helps to put them in a family group so later on you can look at each group of matches as a whole. There is still a lot of work to do but at least you know about where in the family they come from. Happy Hunting!
Interested in getting your family's genealogy researched or do you need help solving a brick wall in your own research?
We can help! Sometimes all you need is a fresh pair of eyes to see what you have been missing in your family history. Consultations via email are free. Just tell us what you already know and what you want to know!
With over 17 years of extensive US genealogy research experience along with a localized history in German, Italian, Portuguese, Irish and Swedish records, we can handle most any type of genealogy research you are interested in. Your family's history could be just a click away, contact us to see what we can do for you.
Services include minimal to extensive family history research with the flexibility to handle special situations on a case by case basis. Costs are based on hourly research fees and expenses, which are always extra. Clients are kept informed along the way and given options when available, we strive to keep costs to a minimum.
Areas of Specialty:
Ohio, Michigan, Indiana,
Pennsylvania & New York
We do family history research all across the US with vast experience in the Midwest as well as the Northeast.
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