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Using DNA to Put Cracks in a Brick Wall

One of my long-time brick walls is my 3rd great-grandfather Jacob Garber. He is an ancestor on my Dad’s side. I have written about the rather sparse information I have been able to gather on him and the challenges in finding his parents in the brick wall section of my website. 1,279 more words

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Gedmatch, Phasing and Losing Matches

As I mentioned in my last post, I have joined the autosomal DNA bandwagon and have uploaded my raw DNA data from Ancestry into Gedmatch. I have also had my Mom tested and have uploaded her results to Gedmatch as well. 680 more words

Personal Family History/Research

My Journey into Autosomal DNA Testing

Until recently I was one of those people who did not think that autosomal DNA testing would bring much to the table in terms of advancing my own genealogy research. 604 more words

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