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The Research Like a Pro Genealogy Podcast

Feb 11, 2019

In our podcast episode today, Diana and I discuss three things you should do after taking a DNA test at Ancestry. We recommend downloading the raw DNA data and uploading it to the other testing sites that accept transfers so you can find more matches beyond the Ancestry database. We also recommend that you link a tree to your Ancestry DNA test results! This will help you and your cousin matches SO much. Lastly, we talk about how you can share your DNA test results with family members. This might convince them to take their own DNA test, which will further help you identify the cousin matches you might share.


3 Tips for Making the Most of Your Ancestry DNA results - post by Diana

RLP 28: Research Like a Pro with DNA - previous podcast episode

FamilyTreeDNA - transfer DNA

MyHeritage DNA - upload DNA


DNA Painter - chromosome mapping - map segments to ancestors


Living DNA - upload raw DNA data


LivingDNA announced a partnership with leading British/Irish website, FindMyPast news link


LivingDNA Family Networks beta would be ready for everyone who opted in. And they said, "you now have the ability to invite friends and family to upload to Living DNA for free and see how they match." news link


DNA Do-Over: Downloading and Uploading Your DNA Test Data - great resource from Thomas MacEntee at Abundant Genealogy


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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