What does locality research have to do with DNA research? Turns out a lot. As I'm working through a research project using documentary sources in tandem with DNA sources, I'm following the Research Like a Pro process to make progress. This portion of the process is all about discovering the locality of my research subject. What records are available to search? Do the localities of my DNA matches match? Taking a look at the place and time is key in our research. The first step in my research project was creating an objective based on my research question: Is Benjamin...
Are you wondering how to blend DNA and traditional genealogy research? Have you been thinking you'd like to try a DNA project to solve a brick wall or prove a conclusion in your research? With my southern U.S. heritage, I have a lot of empty spaces on my pedigree chart. These brick wall ancestors are brick walls for a reason. Records connecting them to parents haven't been discovered and may not exist. I've used indirect evidence to hypothesize parents for these ancestors and with the advent of DNA, I can make even more conclusions. But how to go about it?...
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