Today’s episode of Research Like a Pro is about Diana’s Airtable template for tracking research on her own ancestors. She has added a DNA status field in order to show which level she has reached for incorporating DNA evidence into her ancestral research. We discuss the levels for documentary research, created by Yvette Hoitink, and the DNA levels that we came up with ourselves.
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Tracking DNA Research Status in Airtable – https://familylocket.com/tracking-dna-research-status-in-airtable/
RLP 223: Tracking Research Projects in Airtable – https://familylocket.com/rlp-223-tracking-research-projects-in-airtable/
Tracking Research Projects in Airtable – blog post by Diana – https://familylocket.com/tracking-research-projects-in-airtable/
Six Levels of Ancestral Profiles – Level-up Challenge – Yvette Hoitink’s blog post – https://www.dutchgenealogy.nl/six-levels-ancestral-profiles/
Track Your Ancestral Research DNA Template – Airtable Template by Diana – https://www.airtable.com/universe/expNEvzdxXzLe69D7/track-your-ancestral-research-dna-template
Research Like a Pro Resources
Research Like a Pro: A Genealogist’s Guide book by Diana Elder with Nicole Dyer on Amazon.com – https://amzn.to/2x0ku3d
Research Like a Pro Webinar Series 2023 – monthly case study webinars including documentary evidence and many with DNA evidence – https://familylocket.com/product/research-like-a-pro-webinar-series-2023/
Research Like a Pro eCourse – independent study course – https://familylocket.com/product/research-like-a-pro-e-course/
RLP Study Group – upcoming group and email notification list – https://familylocket.com/services/research-like-a-pro-study-group/
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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I love using DNA in genealogy research. I have had success in helping adoptees in several family groups find their biological parents using a combination of DNA and traditional genealogy research.
I’ve just used DNA clusters to break through a brick wall – the last name of my maternal 3 GGM. Very exciting. Still documenting everything in airtable using your templates! Amanda Sherwin
I’ve used DNA cluster matches to help break down walls in my Irish ancestry research
Diana and Nicole, thanks for this latest addition to your Airtable templates! You clearly spent a lot of time thinking and planning this through. Learning how to cluster my matches was my big ‘a ha’ moment, and I have been hooked ever since.
Love using DNA. My Aunt was able to find her birth father about a year before he died. It was a wonderful journey. My sister in law found her birth mother and has been able to receive great information to help her with her health.
I am still learning and trying to understand DNA. I enjoy Thrulines on Ancestry. Clustering our matches can narrow down specific lines. Your lectures, newsletters, classes, and books are so helpful. I have never attended Rootstech in person but I look forward to the various classes that will be available via zoom.
I’m using DNA to narrow down relationships with unknown clusters of matches. Hoping to ‘solve’ several unknown parentage mysteries in 2023!
I have attended many sessions on using DNA for family research, and have not used DNA very much as I still have much to learn about downloading information, and putting the information into GEDMatch. Have used Ancestry DNA information but not really to point of finding ancestors. Have looked at Thru Lines; found many connections, but have not followed thru with many matches.
Yes, I’m using DNA in my research. It’s fascinating!
So far I have my DNA results on Ancestry, MyHeritage, 23andMe and GEDMatch. I have communicated with many of my matches, and sleuthed out how we are related. I have discovered an interesting network that may help me crack the riddle of finding my great-grandmother’s parents! Now to work the RLP process to follow through on my hypothesis
I’ve been using DNA in my research to help determine two unknown parentages. I also recently built out five network maps using Gephi (and Nicole’s directions) to continue assisting me.
I am trying to get to the DNA airtable Diana created, but it is not working. I have an airtable account. I can locate Nicole’s airtable templates. Any suggestions?
Thanks for the heads up. I fixed the link!
I am using DNA in my research to confirm some of my document genealogy, particularly those ancestors that have common names living in the same area.
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