Avoiding Distractions in Our Genealogy

When we’re researching our families, every ancestor we find presents us with the opportunity (and challenge!) of finding two more people: his or her parents. Add the siblings in and you have a whole bunch of people to research. Spice things up with a curiosity to learn new things and you have a recipe for spending a lot of time…. but not actually accomplishing very much. We fall down the Genealogy Rabbit Hole. Continue reading

Why Your AncestryDNA Matches Aren’t Responding

DNA has unlocked countless genealogical mysteries. Whether it’s a woman learning she has two half sisters or finding a match that helps break down a brick wall, the potential of DNA as a genealogical tool cannot be overstated. So why is it that when we take an AncestryDNA test, our matches don’t respond when we reach out to them? Continue reading

How to Avoid Genealogy Overwhelm

So many ancestors; so little time. With the number of ancestors doubling with each generation, it doesn’t take too long for it to feel a bit much. Add to the mix all of the different types of things you want to find and the projects you want to complete and you have a recipe for genealogy overwhelm. Fortunately, there are some ways to dial back the stress.  Continue reading