DNA Do-Over – Month 6 – June 2018

The DNA Do-Over - Month 6 June 2018: Connecting and Communicating with DNA Matches

Connecting and Communicating with DNA Matches

Click HERE for a complete list of DNA Do-Over topics for 2018

Connecting and Communicating with DNA Matches

During June 2018, we will cover the following areas of this topic:

  • The best way to locate matches and the best way to connect.
  • How to get new DNA testers to connect and look for matches.

DNA Do-Over Month 6 Resources

This is a developing list and as we discuss this month’s topics we will add to this document and finalize it on June 30th.

DNA Boot Camp

Solving Family Mysteries with DNA Digital Download presented by Mary Eberle, JD. Two 90-minute webinars plus syllabus materials

Solving Family Mysteries with DNA Digital Download presented by Mary Eberle, JD. Two 90-minute webinars plus syllabus materials covering:

  • Mirror Trees: Mirror trees are trees built based on matches’ trees. They’re often used in unknown parentage cases. However, they’re also helpful for breaking down brick walls further back in your tree and determining how your matches are related to each other and to you. Learn how to build and use mirror trees.
  •  Best Tools for Researching Difficult DNA Matches: Have a really strong DNA match, but that the person doesn’t even have a name, let alone a tree? This webinar covers both free and subscription-based websites to help your detective work. It also covers the clues that can be used to figure out who matches are, where they’re from, and other important information. These new insights into your mystery can help you figure out your connection to them and place them in your family tree.

Click HERE for more information – via DNA Bargains

Web-Based Resources

  • Match – ISOGG Wiki
    https://isogg.org/wiki/Match
    Read this wiki article to better understand what exactly constitutes a “match” for DNA and genealogy research.

DNA Do-Over Facebook Group and More

An interactive collaborative community for the DNA Do-Over has been created on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/dnadoover/. Those hoping to participate in the DNA Do-Over are encouraged to join. Just like the entire DNA Do-Over program, there is no fee or “upcharge” for this collaborative environment.

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Thomas MacEntee
Genealogy educator and author Thomas MacEntee has been researching his family history for more than 40 years and is the creator of Abundant Genealogy, Genealogy Bargains, DNA Bargains, The Genealogy Do-Over and numerous other web-based genealogy and family history properties.