DNA Testing & how to get the best from it

DNA tests are the hot topic for family historians these days. The area can be bewildering and often it can be difficult to decipher the results. What’s a centimorgan? How do you triangulate results? How should you approach contacts? Are ethnicity results nonsense (hint: mostly!)? Should you use Gedmatch? I can answer all these questions and more.

I can help you to understand your autosomal DNA results. Having taken tests with both Ancestry and Family Tree DNA myself, I also manage a number of other people’s kits and have successfully solved a couple of longstanding genealogical brick walls with the help of DNA tests.  See my article in Irish Roots.

If you are considering taking a DNA test, I can also advise the best route for what you hope to achieve.