Have you noticed Ancestry DNA's Thrulines and perhaps clicked around exploring this new feature? How can it help you in breaking down brick walls? Are there limitations to it's use? We'll take a look at these questions and more in this article. If you haven't yet discovered Thrulines, some exciting clues might be waiting for you. What is Ancestry DNA ThruLines? First, what is ThruLines and how does it work? A big clue is directly on the home page: "ThruLines uses Ancestry trees to suggest how Diana Elder may be related to their DNA matches through common ancestors." Important words...
Do you write reports after you've completed some research on your family? Have you worked with DNA to prove a hypothesis that traditional research could only hint at? If so, you'll want to get your conclusions out of your brain and on to paper. What does a research report look like? Today I'm sharing the report I wrote on my hypothesis of Benjamin Cox as the father of Rachel Cox. I used DNA as part of the evidence and incorporated it into the report. My research report was the culmination of a project I did for a Research Like a...
Have you discovered the value of using a research log? If not, you might want to experiment with using one for your next research project. Fine tuning a research log that worked for me was a major benefit of the accreditation process. When I started adding DNA as evidence in my research, I needed to tweak the log to reflect my correspondence with my DNA matches, I've shared each step of my DNA research project to prove Benjamin Cox as the father of Rachel Cox and linked to those articles below. Now it's time to reveal my research plan and...
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We are thrilled to have Robin Wirthlin as our genetic genealogist. Robin has a B.S. in Molecular Biology from BYU and a Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University.