Today’s episode of Research Like a Pro is about what you should do with your autosomal DNA results. If you have a huge match list and no idea what to do with it, this episode is for you. We’ll go over four steps to help you get started with contacting cousins, noting your relationship, and preparing to use your DNA as evidence for future research projects.
Understanding and Using Your DNA Results – 4 Simple Steps – by Robin at Family Locket; includes Robin’s template for contacting cousin matches
The Shared cM Project
The Shared cM Project 3.0 tool v4 – link to the tool at DNA Painter
Jonny Perl (DNAPainter.com)
Blaine Bettinger (DNA-Central.com and TheGeneticGenealogist.com)
Leah Larkin (The DNAGeek.com).
Research Like a Pro info:
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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This “review” of what to do with your DNA Matches, using the four steps as laid out by Robin, was a REALLY good reminder. Thanks.
I’m glad you enjoyed it! I love having a process and this has been so helpful for me in working with my DNA results.
Thanks for your thoughts and good luck with your DNA!