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My Process – Finding Shared Ancestors

by on July 8, 2015

Born In New Orleans

I was telling my sister how I’ve made some progress recently and I quickly realized that she had no idea what I was talking about and I think it’s because she’s not on Ancestry.  So I’m going to show how I make connections – mainly for my family that has no idea how I do what I do. Here goes…

1. DNA Results

First things first. My mom had her DNA tested through AncestryDNA.  When we got the results back – this is what her DNA match pages look like.  This a short list of 3rd cousin matches to my mom.  DNA matches

2. Create a Mirror Image Tree

I then view their tree and create a tree that looks just like theirs – with the DNAmatch as the home person.

3. Link DNA

Instead of spending HOURS on one DNA match’s tree and trying to find how we’re connected, I…

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