Genealogy Adventures

From Paper to People’s Podcast: Episode 308 – Brian Sheffey & Changes at AncestryDNA

Carolynn and Brian spend a significant amount of time discussing how Ancestry's planned removal of DNA…

Roberta Estes: Plea to Ancestry – Rethink Match Purge Due to Deleterious Effect on African American Genealogists

Respected genealogist and scientist Roberta Estes understands how damaging Ancestry DNA’s proposed changes to its matching…

Ancestry’s DNA Match Add Tool

Credit for this discovery goes to my cousin and co-host, Donya Williams. This latest addition to…

Cracking genetic genealogy cold cases with incorrect AncestryDNA ThruLines

Happy New Year from the Genealogy Adventures team! My apologies for the lack of articles over…

How well do DNA testing services’ analytical tools handle DNA matches for highly admixed people?

It is fair to say the online genealogy community has been set alight with the launch…

Confirming Jason Futrell of Rich Square, Northampton County, NC as my 4x great grandfather

The new suite of genealogical and DNA analytical tools from MyHeritage has literally knocked my ancestry…

How to Compare Unrelated People on AncestryDNA

This article from the DNA Genealogy blog absolutely rocks!! I’ve tried this exercise out, taking it for…

How to get YDNA haplogroup from AncestryDNA results

This post from the DNA Genealogy website steps you through the process of filtering the YDNA information…

The Roanes of Virginia: 2 families with the same surname. Are they related or not?

What could possible be confusing about two immigrant families coming from the same region in Europe…

So I’m starting to explore AncestryDNA’s ‘Shared Matches’ tool…

I’ve recently started to explore AncestryDNA’s  ‘Shared Matches’ feature. By recent, I mean only 48 hours…