More progress on the family tree. This time I DNA confirmed a family line to the 1830s!
Sometimes it is hard to visualize how many grandparents we have. This image shows how many. This does not include cousins!
My family tree has over 3000 people in it now. Slowly, I am making progress. Interesting: my maternal and paternal lines seem to share ancestors.
I received a DNA match from South Africa. Their family has been living there a long time. Hopefully, I will be able to figure out some of the brick walls (which are women) that I have in my tree.
I've been working on the maternal side of my family tree lately. I recently added 200 people to my tree. Genealogy requires patience.
I am blown away by what I am finding out about my family through DNA matches. I have family in places I would have sworn I didn't.
Working on your family tree is a labor of love. When a DNA match comes in like this, it makes it triple worthwhile!
I label all of my DNA matches. I'm glad I take the time to do that because it allows me to spot instances like this: when family lines cross.
I cannot put into words how happy it makes me when I receive a new AncestryDNA match and I already know, approximately, where their place on the tree is.
Ancestry removed pagination for navigating through DNA matches. I talk about why I think they did this. I don't like it.