In our podcast episode today, Diana and I discuss how to best contact your DNA matches so that they respond, creating a family tree in your software that includes living cousins, and sharing research and memories with the cousins you find. We also talk about Diana’s experience meeting in person with a 2nd cousin she found through DNA and what interesting family document she had which gave Diana helpful information to sort through a difficult discovery she had made years before.
3 Tips for Connecting with your DNA Cousins – Diana’s blog post
Understanding and Using Your DNA Results – 4 Simple Steps – Robin’s post about reaching out to DNA matches; includes a form letter to use when sending emails to matches
Photomyne – smartphone app for scanning photos
Do You Have a Skeleton in your Family History Closet? – Diana’s blog post about discovering difficult information about ancestors
RLP 16: How to Deal with Skeletons in the Closet – podcast episode about writing up your research about skeletons with objectivity
BYU Conference on Family History and Genealogy – Diana and Nicole are both speaking at this conference July 30 – August 2, 2019
Study Group – more information and email list
Research Like a Pro: A Genealogist’s Guide by Diana Elder with Nicole Dyer on Amazon.com
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