Do You Know Your Dog’s Family Tree?

A little over 50 years ago (yikes!) I bought a dachshund and named him Schatzie. Dachshunds have always been my favorite breed of dog. His official name was Gray’s Klein Schatz or Gray’s Little Sweetheart. He was the runt of the litter…so tiny, but so adorable. I hadn’t thought about Schatzie in years, but cleaningContinue reading “Do You Know Your Dog’s Family Tree?”

How To Make Sense Of Your DNA Matches

It’s been a few weeks since I finished my Beginning DNA studies at IGHR (Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research). Now it’s time to put all of that education to good use. You can learn more about the course I took here. Like many of you, I took an Ancestry DNA test. It was funContinue reading “How To Make Sense Of Your DNA Matches”

Why It’s Important To Prove Parentage

One of the most fundamental things we can do as genealogists is to prove parentage. It’s important we correctly link the generations before moving up the family tree. If we don’t, we may be tracing someone else’s family instead of our own. Depending on the time and place, proving parents can be easy or challenging.Continue reading “Why It’s Important To Prove Parentage”