Tag Archives: DNA

Review – DNA Painter

Tech Tuesday By Don Taylor Last fall, Blaine Bettinger mentioned in his Facebook group, “Genetic Genealogy Tips & Techniques” an introduction video was available on YouTube for DNA Painter. I respect Blaine’s opinions, so I knew that I wanted to … Continue reading

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Don’t give up communicating with that match

DNA – Roberts In 2016, my number 3 match In Family Finder (Family Tree DNA) was a 2nd to a 4th cousin with whom I shared 100cM of DNA. We shared a couple big chunks on Chromosome 3; there was … Continue reading

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DNA – Glennis Paternity Project Part 11

Another GEDMatch Match By Don Taylor Recently, I returned to looking at the matches for my half-sister Glennis to see what might be new. One of the nice features of GEDMatch is that when you look at a match you … Continue reading

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My Genealogical Year in Review – 2017

Dontaylorgenealogy.com My blog received the most significant amount of effort from me during the year. I wrote 143 posts during the year – A couple of months with 14 posts, a couple of months with nine posts, but the result … Continue reading

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It’s Another First Cousin

Roberts DNA By Don Taylor One of the benefits of using Ancestry DNA for Genetic Testing is their vast database.  Because there are so many people in their system, you are much more likely to have a DNA match. Sure … Continue reading

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Glennis Paternity Project / Roy L Huber?

Glennis Paternity Project By Don Taylor Last fall I began a project to look more closely at the possibilities of figuring out who my half-sister Glennis’ biological father might be. Her closest match was a predicted second cousin, Mike. Mike … Continue reading

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OMG – Another Half-Sibling

Half-Siblings provide the proof Brown, DNA By Don Taylor Thanks to autosomal DNA testing, I’ve learned who my biological father is. I have discovered and met some of my “new” half-siblings on my biological father’s side. I have also discovered that … Continue reading

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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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Will DNA Testing provide the Answer for my Howell Brick Wall?

By Don Taylor I have completed my initial writing about Generations 3, 4, and 5 on my Howell line research. (See my blog on Howell Research for a list of people and articles.) My next person to research in that line … Continue reading

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