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Software that export/imports Ancestry.com sources

I have my main family tree on Ancestry.com and I've added a lot of sources within the Ancestry interface i.e. the Sources appear with a small preview and a direct link to them. With a lot of my ...

ancestry.com software-recommendations  
asked by boyrobot 4 votes
answered by Colin 1 vote

Recording Research Logs / Plans

I am looking for some guidance on how best to record the research I have completed so I do not duplicate the same research. I will also use the logs to plan future research. Can anyone point me in ...

research-methods software-recommendations  
asked by Karl Roberts 3 votes
answered by lejonet 2 votes

X-DNA and Half Sister

I am a female. Another female and I have come up as sharing 1915 cM's and when we do the one to one X-DNA on GED Match, if we click on "prevent hard breaks", we have a straight blue line across the ...

dna autosomal-dna ancestry.com gedmatch.com x-dna  
asked by JoGe 2 votes
answered by PolyGeo 1 vote

Locating 1912 Russian town of Novoe Kurhane

My grandfather came to USA in 1912. In his Federal Naturalization record he said his town was Novoe Kurhane in Russia. I can't find the town on maps. Does anyone know where Novoe Kurhane was or ...

russia 1910s historical-gazetteer  
asked by Linda Koeppel 2 votes
answered by Petr 5 votes

Have I found both biological parents, one biological parent or should I keep looking?

My husband's mother was adopted without any records (1910 NYC). I located her biological paternal family along with several possible brothers through DNA. I cannot locate her biological maternal ...

dna autosomal-dna 23andme  
asked by G.H. 2 votes

Understanding shared DNA of 1,576 cM with great nephew

I had my DNA tested through Ancestry. About a year ago, my great nephew (I'll call him GN-1) whom I raised had his tested. The match came up Close Family–1st Cousin Shared DNA: 1,576 cM across 69 ...

dna autosomal-dna ancestry.com relationship-analysis  
asked by Patricia 2 votes
answered by Valorie Zimmerman 2 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Importing source from Ancestry or FamilySearch into Gramps automatically?

I've been using ancestry.com for a couple of years online, and recently got their desktop software to help manage trees better. One of the reasons I had created my trees online was the ease of ...

sources gramps product-support gedcom  
asked by Gene Golovchinsky 11 votes
answered by Fortiter 7 votes

Total centimorgans vs shared dna segments?

What is the relevance of the amount of shared DNA segments? Example: I have a match that is from my adopted grandmother's family. The match shares 167 cMs over 12 DNA segments. I typically use DNA ...

dna  
asked by Kelli 4 votes
answered by lkessler 5 votes

Finding WW2 Royal Navy Records related to Glendower, Pembroke and other bases/ships?

Are there likely to be records to access for more information for my father (deceased in 1993)? He served aboard a number of ships (land sites) from 1943-46. I have his certificate of service ...

military-records world-war-2 navy  
asked by willaim howard 8 votes
answered by AvieRose 6 votes

How long do results typically take for Ancestry DNA test?

I ordered a family DNA test from Ancestry.com and sent it in for lab processing, they received it and the web page shows: Test in Process: Lab processing began on 02/26/2015 It is now four days ...

dna ancestry.com autosomal-dna  
asked by WilliamKF 4 votes
answered by CRSouser 8 votes

How should I record women with unknown maiden name?

When I find a woman's married name and have not yet found her maiden name what is the best way to record her name? If I put nothing, I end up with many Jane or Mary names in my list and have no easy ...

naming-convention  
asked by Jeni 19 votes

Finding out which DNA matches are from paternal side?

I've submitted my DNA to Ancestry and GEDmatch in a desperate attempt to match to anyone from my paternal side. I am unsure of who my father is and my mother will take that information to her grave. ...

dna ancestry.com autosomal-dna gedmatch.com  
asked by elizabeth.b 4 votes
answered by cleaverkin 4 votes

Software options to display whole tree from imported GEDCOM?

I am not content with the limited options that I have been able to find for viewing a tree. Many of the software packages I have located limit the tree to direct descendants and ancestors of one ...

software-recommendations  
asked by Risiki 15 votes
answered by Colin 7 votes
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