Determining Relationships; Adding Names To Tree

The November 17th SGS meeting features The History of Photography, a video on estimating the age of a photograph through clothing styles. Join us!

Siuslaw Genealogical Society Meeting
Thursday, November 17, 2022
3:00 P.M.
Siuslaw Public Library
Bromley Room

Family Tree recently published an article titled “How to Determine Relationships with Shared DNA Matches“. While testing companies provide an estimate of your relationship to a match based on the amount of DNA shared, the article displays a chart showing a numeric range of the shared centimorgans which may clarify and help you better understand the relationship. While a perplexing topic, seeing the range numbers next to the associated relationship may offer the explanation you’ve been trying to work through.

Patricia Hartley of the Family History Daily reminds us to scrutinize a name before including it in our family tree. In her article, Why You Need to Stop Adding Names to Your Family Tree, she recommends being certain to “really understand and grow at least a decent proportion of these relatives so that you gain a clearer view of your family’s past and avoid making unfortunate mistakes that can get you off track”. Certainly we’ve all experienced spending more research time than we care to admit, on names that in the end, were non-family members. Her short article is well worth the read.

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