Genealogy is a term that refers to the study of one’s family, the tracing of their lineages and the tracing of their history. Through genealogy, it is possible for individuals to not only connect with their past but to also build on their present and the future.
Genealogy is also instrumental in creating feelings of belonging and sense of pride in people.
Genealogical research has emerged as a popular hobby among many Americans. Most people choose to undertake their research by going backward through time. Others decide to start their genealogical research by documenting and connecting with relatives/people who are currently alive.… Continue Reading
Family genealogy research is something many struggle with, and for millions of people, they don’t know anything about their ancestors. This is a real shame because our ancestors make us who we are. Hundreds of years may pass or even decades, but that doesn’t mean to say we should forget about our forefathers – we should take the time to get to know them.
Today, ancestry research has become a lot easier with the widespread availability of new technologies including:
- online ancestry/family tree platforms
- genealogy search engines, and
- ancestry DNA tests.
Here are ten steps to finding your ancestors using these new technologies.… Continue Reading
Did you know that your DNA can be used to identify your ancestors?
From Genetics to Genealogy
DNA genealogy uses traditional genealogy plus the latest genetic test data to understand and match you to new relatives and ancestors.
Genealogical DNA testing can mathematically determine the level of genetic relationship between two individuals.
DNA is deoxyribonucleic acid, and is the information code of life. DNA is passed down from generation to generation, forever connecting relatives to one another – even if you don’t know who you are.… Continue Reading