Many genealogists have done DNA testing looking to extend their family tree. The most common way to do this is through shared matches. Another way to do it is through the unique tool AncestryDNA offers.
AncestryDNA has the largest DNA database in the world for genealogy. Their data on genetic communities can help you target your research if you take an extra step with it. I explain that step in this episode.
- 00:00 Intro
- 01:11 AncestryDNA Genetic Communities
- 03:38 Walkthrough of Map Overlays
- 06:13 Furthering Your Research
Resources mentioned in video
County biography and history collection digitized by the Allen County Public Library https://archive.org/details/allen_county
This series of satellite images with labels from NASA illustrates how isolated some Pennsylvania communities are and likely how genetic communities developed https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/147580/painting-pennsylvania-hills
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