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The Research Like a Pro Genealogy Podcast

Apr 15, 2019

In our podcast episode today, Diana and I discuss one of our new favorite tools, Lucid Chart! After Robin Wirthlin, our genetic genealogist friend and guest blogger, wrote about using LucidChart, and helped Nicole get started using it, we quickly realized how useful it is when doing client projects involving DNA matches. We talked about how Diana found her sister's biological parents with DNA diagramming complex relationships of matches with MindMup, a free open source Mind Map program. Now she uses LucidChart. We also mentioned some other alternatives.


Seeing the Big Picture: 3 Ways to Chart Your DNA Matches - by Robin Wirthlin at Family Locket - our favorite way to diagram DNA matches - free open source software like LucidChart


MindMup - the mind map program Diana used in her sister's case


Using DNA to Find Biological Parents: 3 Tips to Get Started and a Case Study - Diana's search for her sister's biological parents

Solving an Adoptee Case with DNA Networks and Mind Mapping

PowerPoint Smart Art - Hierarchy - another way to chart DNA matches - free open source software like LucidChart


Research Like a Pro eCourse

Study Group - more information and email list

Research Like a Pro: A Genealogist's Guide by Diana Elder with Nicole Dyer on

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