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After You Get Your DNA Test Results – Then What?

By Staff Writer / October 23, 2016

Millions of people send off their saliva for a DNA test every year. The same millions get their test results back and wonder what to do with them. Depending on why you sent off for your DNA results, you will want to make use of your results. If you are adopted, download your raw DNA […]


Tulsa Man Found Birth Family

By DD / July 31, 2016

A Tulsa man found his birth family after having his 50th birthday party and using the help of the Search Squad. The Search Squad is a group of search angels that work from a page on Facebook. The story was originally posted with a video as Where are you from? The search for birth parents […]


Holocaust Survivor 93 Finds Family

By DD / May 29, 2016

Nata Gattegno was sent to Auschwitz when she waas a teenager during World War II. She managed to survive the concentration camp but due to the abuse she suffered at the hands of the Germans, she was never able to have children. Nata Gattegno was married but is widowed and has been living alone for […]


Ancestry DNA Unites Unknown Sisters

By DD / December 18, 2015

Ancestry DNA hits another homerun. Just like me, this woman was able to find half-sisters she didn’t know she had. Also unknown to her was that she was of African descent! After the DNA results came back she started following up on the matches she was given and came across what she thought were cousins. […]


Adoptee Finds Birth Mother Through Social Media

By DD / December 16, 2015

This story is from WTHR Channel 13Connect on May 12, 2015. It shows that social media can be used to help find family members like this adopteed did to find her birth mother. This isn’t the best way to find family, doing DNA tests and following up on the leads produced from the matches is […]


Autosomal DNA A Step-By-Step Approach to Analyzing Your atDNA

By DD / October 25, 2015

Dr. Maurice Gleeson gave a presentation on February 20th, 2014 on Autosomal DNA A step-by-step Approach to Analysing You atDNA Matches. At the time this presentation was given, Dr. Gleeson had been working with DNA Genealogy for 5 years. The presentation discusses what atDNA is, what is a match, and what steps you should take […]


Using Autosomal DNA and Using Tools of Adoptees

By DD / October 22, 2015

Maurice Gleeson – Autosomal DNA, Adoptees, & Finding Long Lost Irish Relatives (Part 1) In this hour long video, Dr. Maurice Gleeson talks about using autosomal DNA and tools developed in the US to help adoptees find their birth families.  He discusses using GEDMatch and I didn’t realize until I watched this that Ancestry […]