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...
Are you struggling to make sense of the clues to your ancestry found in DNA results? Maybe you're an adoptee or working on an adoptee line in your family history. You might be missing an entire branch of your family tree and need a way to discover it using DNA. I recently helped my adopted sister, Nancy, identify her biological father through DNA networks and mind mapping. Today I'm sharing how I did it. I wrote about my sister's story in Using DNA to Find Biological Parents: 3 Tips to Get Started and a Case Study I'm happy to report that through...
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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.
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