What happens when you discover a new cousin through DNA? You may find exciting family photos and information. You might even be able to meet that individual who shares your family history. I had the pleasure of meeting my cousin, Patty Hoskins, last month. We connected through Ancestry DNA and today I'm sharing 3 tips to help you connect with your DNA cousins. Tip # 1 Reach out to your DNA matches. If you've tested with AncestryDNA, you'll see the option to "send message" to your cousin once you click on "view match" from the AncestryDNA results page. The other DNA...
“The Foundling: The True Story of a Kidnapping, a Family Secret, and My Search for the Real Me” – June Book Selection
What would you do if you discovered a huge family secret when you were ten years old that shook your world? Paul Joseph Fronczak learned from old news clippings that he had been abandoned in front of a New Jersey store as a toddler. FBI agents determined he was the missing child of a Chicago couple whose infant had been kidnapped from the hospital two years earlier. Reunited with his supposed parents, Paul grew up wondering if he really was the son of Chester and Dora Fronczak. Fast forward forty years, when Paul's own child was born. What was the...
Have you taken the Ancestry DNA test and now you're wondering what to do with your results? Besides viewing your ethnicity estimate, what else can you do to get the most bang for your buck? Today I'll give you three tips that will get you started on your DNA adventure. TIP #1 Download your Raw Ancestry DNA and Upload to Other Websites Now that you've tested with Ancestry DNA, you can take advantage of your results by downloading your raw DNA and uploading it to four other DNA websites: FamilyTree DNA, MyHeritage, GedMatch, and Living DNA. Why would you want...
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