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What is the Ancestry Personal Discoveries Project?

Do you see a new feature called “Ancestry Personal Discoveries Project” on your Ancestry DNA results summary page?  In this post, you’ll learn a little bit about the types of questions they ask in this project and how it might benefit you to answer them. I first noticed that they had added this feature to …

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What Does It Mean if I Don’t Have Any Shared Ancestor Hints?

I always recommend to my readers that they do a DNA test with Ancestry and build their tree there, too.  There is no better place to combine access to documents and records, public family trees, and more than six million (as of February 2018) DNA test takers.  One of the coolest features of Ancestry DNA …

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I did my Ancestry DNA Test – What Do I Do Now?

If you just got your Ancestry DNA results back, you might be wondering what you should do now.  In this post, I’ll talk about some of the easiest and most common things you can do next.  Everyone does a DNA test for different reasons, so whether you are looking for new family members, or just …

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Elderly Relative DNA Test Failed: What to do?

What should you do if your elderly relative’s DNA test fails?  Are there any options?  This post will give you some ideas about what to do if it happens during your DNA journey. Have you received the dreaded “New DNA Sample Required” e-mail from Ancestry DNA?  It is wonderful when our elderly relatives agree to …

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My First Cousin Does Not Match on my ANCESTRY DNA Results – Help!

More often than you might expect, people are surprised by their DNA results.  It can be disappointing or shocking to expect someone to be genetically related to you, but find out that they are not.  This article discusses reasons what it means if a first cousin does not show up on your DNA match list. …

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