Tag Archives: atDNA

Keep Trees Wide, Not Deep – Example: Mannin/Barnett

Brown-Montran Research DNA Research Mannin/Manning/Brown During the last meeting of the Maine Genealogical DNA Interest Group, someone asked if it is better to have a tree that is deep or a tree that is wide. I mentioned that, for autosomal … Continue reading

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Peterson Paternal Project – Biddle-Hall Branch

Part Four Sometimes it just gets easier, but the results are difficult to believe, so you keep making more work for yourself.  That is what happened when I investigated the fourth line of my Peterson Paternal Project.[i] Samuel Biddle and … Continue reading

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Peterson Paternal Project – Anderson-Bishop Branch

Glennis DNA Project By Don Taylor Part 3 [Previously, I wrote about my Glennis DNA Project in Not a Grimm Tale – So Far and Hemsworth-Morgan Branch. This is a continuation of that project.]  My half-sister Glennis has long wondered who her biological … Continue reading

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Peterson Paternal Project – Hemsworth-Morgan Branch

 By Don Taylor  [Previously, I wrote about this project in “William George Ables and Nancy Grimm.”] My half-sister Glennis has long wondered who her biological father is. Thanks to Ancestry DNA we have a great clue. She has a match … Continue reading

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MGS had a winning Spring Workshop.

I attended the Maine Genealogical Society (MGS) DNA Workshop last weekend. I was impressed with the conference organization and agenda. The logistics were excellent. Registration was easy; the conference program booklet was done well with a few extra blank pages … Continue reading

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Another DNA Success Story

Cousins figure out relationship. One of my early atDNA matches was on Family Tree DNA. Family Tree DNA suggested that GV and I were probably 4th cousins. He had some Roberts in his tree, but I figured that there was … Continue reading

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DNA Testing and Shared Research on my Darling Line.

I just can’t express how important I find genetic genealogy. I often hear others talk about learning more about ancestors and finding other living relatives who might have information on your family that you don’t know. But, there is more … Continue reading

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Finding Family – Ancestry and AncestryDNA provided the tools to determine my biological father and half-siblings.

By Don Taylor Determining my biological father and discovering new half siblings is, by far, the greatest success I’ve had in my genealogical activities.  Thanks to Ancestry and AncestryDNA, I have been successful in answering lifelong questions regarding my paternity and my ancestry. Don … Continue reading

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Half-Sisters – Part 1

DNA testing results have, for me, always been something of a mixed bag. In most cases it does a fantastic job of confirming relationships that I have been pretty certain existed. For example, it confirmed that my half-sister, who was … Continue reading

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Cousin Dawn & the Appleton Ancestors

In the presentation I am giving next Wednesday evening at the Scarborough Museum on “Social Networking for Genealogy,” I emphasize the importance of connections. Connections with people and connecting with cousins are among the best. A cousin, who is into … Continue reading

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