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Ancestor Stories

Many of us are searching for our family ancestry, our roots, our history. Finding information on our personal story can be greatly enhanced by many tools that are available in the marketplace today for family history buffs and genealogists.

DNA has been a remarkable tool for the researcher, if you understand the results are not just your ethnicity estimate. In fact, some "experts" will tell you that is great coffee shop conversation and not much else.

The true value of doing a DNA test is achieved when you are able to compare the amount of DNA that you share with another test taker.

Where Do You Test?

  • Ancestry.com - it clearly is the market leader in the volume of test takers in their database.
  • FamilyTreeDNA.com - this is the go to location for the Y-DNA and MtDNA testing.
  • 23 and Me - not only will you find information about yourself but you can also learn about health traits on this site.

Third Party Tools

  • Gedmatch.com - the site allows users to upload their "raw data" to the site and compare matches in various ways not available on any other sites.

Search Angels

There are angels among us! Search angels can be found on a couple of Facebook groups including DNA Detectives and the Search Squad.

This Site

This site began as a place to store my research information. I have hunted and documented my family's roots for more than 30 years. I have 2 big giant brick walls to break down and that lead me to take a DNA test. The first wall is related to Jefferson Davis Cook (1860-1916). It seems that the folks who have done DNA tests, don't seem to have that COOK surname in their connections. HUMMM... Then there is the matter of William Edward Martin (b. 1832 and d. ca 1907). Oh grandpa, what secerts are hiding from us?

I am a search angel, helping solve other people's mysteries and I am a researcher trying to solve my own family mysteries!


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