Genealogy and Ancestry Blog

Find My Past Review

There are lots of ancestry research options available and, in this Find My Past review, we cover the genealogy and family research tools available, including price, the pros and cons, and frequently asked questions about Find My Past.

Genealogy for Beginners

If you want to try your hand at genealogy, this is the place to start. In this genealogy for beginners guide you will learn how to start, with details on costs, where to find information and helpful tips to build your family tree.

Living DNA Review

There are lots of DNA testing research options available and, in this Living DNA review, we cover the DNA testing options available, including price, the pros and cons, and frequently asked questions about Living DNA.

MyHeritage DNA vs AncestryDNA

With so many different DNA testing kits available, it's important to know what the differences are between them, and which one is best for you. In this article, we compare MyHeritage DNA vs AncestryDNA, so you can decide which one is best for you.

MyHeritage Review

There are lots of genealogy, DNA and ancestry research options available and, in this MyHeritage review, we cover the free and paid options and how to choose the best MyHeritage subscription for you.

Sibling DNA Tests: The Ultimate Guide

If you need to know how to do a sibling DNA test, this is the ultimate guide. In this article, we explain what a sibling DNA test means, what you need to look for in a test, and which are some of the best options on the market.

What do Mexican Ancestry DNA Results Look Like?

If you are looking to take an Ancestry DNA test and want to know what the Mexican Ancestry DNA results will look like, this article will cover exactly what you can expect to see and whether "Mexican" can be shown on a DNA test.

What is the Baltic States Ethnicity on Ancestry DNA?

If you've recently done a DNA test and the result revealed "Baltic States" 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 Iberian Peninsula DNA Ethnicity on Ancestry?

If you've recently done a DNA test and the result revealed "Iberian Peninsula" 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!

Can a Photo Tell Your Ethnicity?

As part of your genealogy research you might have seen apps that claim to predict your ancestry and ethnicity through a photo. In this article, we will look at whether or not a photo can tell you your ethnicity.

How to Find Your Haplogroup (Y-DNA and mtDNA)

DNA testing is very common now, and linking results to find connections between people is very important. In this article, we will show you how to find your ancestral haplogroup and uncover more potential relatives.

What is a Distant Cousin?

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

What is a Great Uncle or a Great Aunt?

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

What is an X DNA Match on Family Tree DNA?

If you have recently done a DNA test with Family Tree DNA, you may have seen that you have an X-DNA match. In this article, we'll explain what an X DNA match is and how to find out how that match is related to you.

How to Find a Biological Father without his Name

Is it possible to find a biological father without his name? In this article, we'll show you the steps you can take to try and find your birth father without knowing his name.

How to Use GEDmatch

If you have recently done a DNA test, you might wonder what else you can do with your DNA data. In this article, we'll explain what GEDmatch is and how you can upload your data to get access to shared segments, comparisons, and more.

How Do I Find Someone’s Grave Online for Free

As part of your genealogy and ancestry research, you may need to locate the place an ancestor was buried. In this article, we will provide a list of useful websites that will help you find the place of an ancestor’s death.

How to Find an Obituary for a Specific Person

As part of your genealogy and ancestry research, you may need to find the obituary of a specific person. In this article, we will provide a list of useful resources that will help you find the obituary of a specific person.

Is There Such a Thing As Mexican DNA?

If you have Mexican ancestry, you might ask yourself the question of whether Mexican DNA is classed as an ethnicity in a DNA test. In this article, we will cover some of the history of civilization in Mexico, and whether Mexican heritage shows up on a DNA test.

Why Does My Ancestry DNA Not Show My Native American Heritage?

If you believe that you have Native American ancestry, you may be surprised to learn that your DNA does not show Native American DNA. In this article, we'll explain why this may not be accurate, and what it means from a DNA perspective.