Using Autosomal DNA and Using Tools of Adoptees


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 DNA didn’t accept DNA from people outside the US. Dr. Gleeson used DNA tests to help break through brick walls and confirm relationships with ancestors in Ireland and Australia. He shows how without DNA he wouldn’t have ever been able to confirm an ancestor.

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I found my birth family after 40 years of looking for them. I used DNA tests, software to sort DNA match results, family trees, contacting DNA matches and several website tools. We want to provide you a "one stop shop" with all your resources to help YOU find YOUR family.