Today’s episode of Research Like a Pro is about the first steps to take in understanding and using your DNA results. This episode is part 2 in our Research Like a Pro with DNA series. We discuss setting up a system to track your matches and the information you learn about them. Join us as we cover starting an Airtable research log, DNA testing company notes, clustering matches, and assessing amounts of shared DNA with the Shared cM Project.
Understanding and Using Your DNA Results – 4 Simple Steps by Robin Wirthlin at Familiy Locket – https://familylocket.com/understanding-and-using-your-dna-results-4-simple-steps/
Airtable Base RLP with DNA 2023 template by Nicole – https://www.airtable.com/universe/expy4V9HzRUxtJLvh/rlp-with-dna-research-log-2022
Shared cM Project Tool – https://dnapainter.com/tools/sharedcmv4
The Shared cM Project Tool on DNA Painter by Robin Wirthlin at Familiy Locket – https://familylocket.com/the-shared-cm-project-tool-on-dna-painter/
RLP 193 : Five Takeaways From the DNA Proof Arguments SLIG Course – includes a discussion about the histograms in the Shared cM Project – https://familylocket.com/rlp-193-five-takeaways-from-the-dna-proof-arguments-slig-course/
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 have a question about the RLP w/DNA 2023 Airtable template – https://www.airtable.com/universe/expy4V9HzRUxtJLvh/rlp-with-dna-research-log-2022?explore=true. I am using this template for a specific research question as mentioned in podcast #239.
Note in your example on the template that all the test-takers are recorded as being tested at only 1 company. But, looking at your example what would you do if Joseph Quinn who tested at Ancestry also tested at My Heritage? Do you record both of his results in the table, and if so how? I’ve thought perhaps I should go to the People Card and add Joseph Quinn in twice, once for his test results with Ancestry and another for his test results with My Heritage.
What do you advise, please?
Thanks for your excellent podcast.
Great question. You just add another row in the kit access table so that there’s a row for Joseph’s test at Ancestry and another row for Joseph’s test at MyHeritage.
Hope that helps!
Thank you, Nicole! So kind of you to reply. I’m really excited about using your Airtable DNA kit template and the add in by Marie Palmer that you included is fabulous!