Are you hoping to use your DNA test results to break down a long-standing brick wall in your family tree? What are the steps you need to take? I'm using the Research Like a Pro process combined with DNA to tackle one of my mysteries and sharing my experience here. The first step in the research process is to create an objective based on your research question. In Creating an Objective for a DNA Research Project, I explain why I chose my brick wall ancestor, Rachel Cox, and how I formulated an objective. The objective of this research project is...
Do you have a lot of people with the same surname in a locality and don't know how to sort them out? I run into this situation occasionally. What do I resort to using? My large whiteboard and a set of dry erase colored markers. If you have a similar family history challenge, I'm sharing the steps I take to sort out the generations and the families. When finished, my whiteboard may look sort of messy to you, but to me it is a thing of beauty! This research project involved sorting out the Norman's of Culpeper County, Virginia. I...
Diana Elder, AG®, and Nicole Dyer
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