Genealogy and Ancestry Blog

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.

What is a Ninth Cousin?

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

What is a Second Cousin?

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

What is a Seventh Cousin?

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

What is a Sixth Cousin?

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

What is a Third Cousin?

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

What is an Eighth Cousin?

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

What is the Longest Segment on Ancestry DNA?

Have you done an Ancestry DNA test and you've noticed the "Longest Segment" tool? In this article, we explain what the Longest Segment is and why it can potentially help you with your family tree research.