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What Type of Cousins Are There?

Are you wondering if you have any famous ancestors? In this article, we'll help you with your genealogy research to find out if you are related to any famous people from the past.

How to Use Google Earth for Genealogy

Are you wondering if you have any famous ancestors? In this article, we'll help you with your genealogy research to find out if you are related to any famous people from the past.

What is SideView on AncestryDNA?

You may have heard mention of a new DNA tool coming to AncestryDNA called SideView. It’s been causing quite a stir and is just another indication of the rapidly expanding wealth of knowledge you can glean from your DNA results.

How to Find Out if You Have Famous Ancestors

Are you wondering if you have any famous ancestors? In this article, we'll help you with your genealogy research to find out if you are related to any famous people from the past.

Neolithic DNA on GEDmatch Explained

If you have uploaded your raw DNA data to the GEDmatch site and seen Neolithic DNA in your admixture results, this article will explain what the Neolithic period was and what the Neolithic DNA result means.

What are Archaic DNA Matches on GEDmatch?

If you are uploading raw DNA data to GEDmatch, you may find something called Archaic, or Ancient, DNA. In this article, we explain what Archaic DNA matches are, and how they can be used in genealogy research.

What does cM Shared Mean in DNA Results?

If you're looking at DNA results from Ancestry or 23andMe, you'll probably be wondering what cM shared means. In this article, we'll help you to understand this genealogy measurement and how it is used for tracing family matches.

What is Pedigree Collapse?

As you are researching your family history and reviewing distance relatives in DNA results, you may come across the term pedigree collapse. In this article, we explain what it means, examples of pedigree collapse, and why it gives fewer ancestors.

What is the Levant DNA Region on Ancestry?

If you've recently done a DNA test and the result revealed "Levant Region" as your ethnicity, you might wonder what that means. In this article we'll cover where this region is, the history of it, the genetic makeup of the region, and much more!

What is the European Jewish Ethnicity on Ancestry?

If you've recently done a DNA test and the result revealed "European Jewish" as your ethnicity, you might wonder what that means. In this article we'll cover where this region is, the history of it, the genetic makeup of the region, and much more!

What is the Balkans DNA Ethnicity on Ancestry?

If you've recently done a DNA test and the result revealed "Balkans" as your ethnicity, you might wonder what that means. In this article we'll cover where this region is, the history of it, the genetic makeup of the region, and much more!

Who Are the Hicks Babies?

If you're looking for information on the history of Dr Thomas Hicks and the Hicks Babies, this article will explore who he was, what he did, and whether he was ever prosecuted for his actions.

The Complete Game of Thrones Family Tree

Do you love Game of Thrones and genealogy? If so, this article is for you. We'll cover all the important Game of Thrones characters and map out their family trees for your viewing pleasure!

Who Are the Mulungeon People?

In this article, we've explore the lives and genealogy of the Mulungeon people with stories and information about their DNA, ethnicity, physical characteristics, and more!

How to Trace Your House History

If you've ever wondered about the history of your home and who might have lived their before you, this article will give you some useful tips and advice on how to trace your house history.

What is a Fifth Cousin?

Are you interested to know what a fifth cousin is and whether you are genetically related to them? In this article, we'll help you understand what a fifth cousin is, whether they are considered family, and what DNA results might say.

What is a First Cousin?

Are you interested to know what a first cousin is and whether you are genetically related to them? In this article, we'll help you understand what a first cousin is, whether they are considered family, and what DNA results might say.

What is a Fourth Cousin?

Are you interested to know what a fourth cousin is and whether you are genetically related to them? In this article, we'll help you understand what a fourth cousin is, whether they are considered family, and what DNA results might say.

What is a Half Cousin?

Are you interested to know what a half cousin is and whether you are genetically related to them? In this article, we'll help you understand what a half cousin is, whether they are considered family, and what DNA results might say.