Saturday, December 14, 2013

DNA cousins at GEDMATCH

Since we match DNA on GEDmatch (or you match DNA with some relative of mine whose account I manage) I will now be attempting to see which ancestor(s) we have in common.  You likely tested at Ancestry.com or I would have sent you to another page, so you should know I'm jealous, as the Ancestry DNA test isn't available in Canada yet ;)

To start this process I need to know the names of your 4 grandparents and when/where they were born.  Even if all you know is approximate dates or countries or states and not cities as much as you know will be a great starting point. 

If you have any other relatives that have tested, please tell me this as well, as it will help me to narrow down the possible ancestors or focus on the most likely areas of the family tree. 

If you have a public family tree on ancestry.com, please send me a link to you on that tree.  I am unable to locate trees on ancestry.com by name of family tree (if anyone out there knows how to do this please tell me!)

If you haven't had any other relatives tested, please consider doing so.  It helps a great deal to be able to sort your matches according to which parent or grandparent they are related to.

I record all these matches in a spreadsheet.  This way I can see who else I match in the same segment, or overlapping segments to see if they also match each other.  If you also record your matches in a spreadsheet (which I highly recommend) then I would appreciate hearing who else  you match in the same segment so I can see if they also match me

You may want to take a peek at a list of direct ancestors for the person you match by clicking one of the links below:

Kris Hewitt Stewart ancestors

Jean Mulligan's ancestors

Michael John Stewart ancestors

Sandra Foster's ancestors

Brandon Gilby's ancsestors

Tiffany Hewitt's ancestors

Lewis Hewitt's ancestors

Pauline Hewitt Thompson's ancestors

Samuel Knox's ancestors