Today’s episode of Research Like a Pro is about Diana’s experiment to see if doing surname searches at each DNA testing website could help her find matches about a research question. She then used the results of her searches to decide if she had enough matches to work on this research objective. Mary “Clemsy” Cline, born in 1818 in Missouri, is one of our brick walls. Diana talks about using the search features at AncestryDNA, 23andMe, FTDNA, and MyHeritage to filter her match list and find DNA matches with the surname Cline in their family tree. Once she found matches descending from the research subject, Mary Cline, and her hypothesized father, John Cline, Diana determined that there were enough matches to work with that she could do this project. We talk about finding additional matches using the shared matches of those found through the surname search.
Leeds Method: Why Do I Have More Than 4 Clusters? Or, Time to Consolidate! at Dana Leeds’ website https://www.danaleeds.com/leeds-method-time-to-consolidate/
Choosing a DNA Objective Using a Surname Search by Diana at Family Locket https://familylocket.com/choosing-a-dna-objective-using-a-surname-search/
FamilyTreeDNA Family Matching and Bucketing by Nicole at Family Locket https://familylocket.com/familytreedna-family-matching-and-bucketing/
The Small Segment Debate Is Over by Leah Larkin at DNA Geek https://thednageek.com/the-small-segment-debate-is-over/
RLP with DNA 2021 Research Log at Airtable https://www.airtable.com/universe/expNdDhZvsashJk28/rlp-with-dna-2021-research-log
Research Like a Pro Resources
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Research Like a Pro with DNA Resources
Research Like a Pro with DNA: A Genealogist’s Guide to Finding and Confirming Ancestors with DNA Evidence book by Diana Elder, Nicole Dyer, and Robin Wirthlin – https://amzn.to/3gn0hKx
Research Like a Pro with DNA eCourse – independent study course – https://familylocket.com/product/research-like-a-pro-with-dna-ecourse/
RLP with DNA Study Group – upcoming group and email notification list – https://familylocket.com/services/research-like-a-pro-with-dna-study-group/
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