6 Great Websites for Autosomal Tools and Techniques

Are you excited about your autosomal DNA results? Have you been wondering what to do next? The half dozen websites in this blog post will keep you busy with these tools and techniques to make the most of your autosomal DNA test results.

A great list of third party tools and apps from Blaine Bettinger, the Genetic Genealogist

If you have tested your autosomal DNA at FamilyTreeDNA, or transferred your results there, you will want Nine Autosomal Tools at Family Tree DNA

Downloads of tools and presentations from Kitty Cooper’s Blog

In segment-ology, Jim Bartlett shows us 3 steps to triangulate.

This document contains A Methodology: Identifying your Relatives through your atDNA Results.

The Genealogy Junkie’s blog by Sue Griffith has collected links for tips, tools and managing your matches.

Enjoy digging deep into your autosomal DNA!

USAHEC Visit – Day 2

We came back to photograph more of the contents of the folders.  That went quickly.

There was some extra time, so one of my research assistants decided to research his Civil War veterans. There were no images of his ancestors, but he did find ones from the same regiment and the same home town.



We even had time for some made-to-order lunch at the Café Cumberland.




There was time to visit the exhibits in the Soldier Experience Gallery.




Exhibit in the Soldier Experience Gallery, USAHEC



Exhibit in the Soldier Experience Gallery, USAHEC


One of the exhibits displayed a medal issued by Saint Mihiel in 1937 to commemorate the battle.



Exhibit in the Soldier Experience Gallery, USAHEC


We planned to go through the Army Heritage Trail, but it started raining too hard.


For information about visiting USAHEC, click here.

You can find information about the exhibits here.


Newest Geneablogger – us!

As of today, A Week of Genealogy’s blog is one of the newest Geneabloggers!

You can read about it here:


Thanks to Thomas MacEntee for including us!


New classes scheduled at the Odenton Regional Library

Two new talks have been scheduled for the Odenton Regional Library in the Spring. In response to your requests, the first class will focus on beginning genealogy, for those wanting to learn or review the basics.  The second class will be a new one about using electronic and online Family Trees.

The details of these and other presentations are posted at:

In Memoriam – Linda Jarczewski

Like so many of my research friends, Linda is someone I worked with over the Internet. She was so giving of her talent and her warmth. She always had ideas or a new way to look at facts. I could pick up a phone and call even though I had never met her in person.

Linda entered our lives through a clever genealogist’s move. She noticed that an ancestor’s grave was well tended and decided to leave a letter on the tombstone introducing herself. Through it she met her cousin Buddy, who was also my cousin, when he discovered the letter and contacted her. They because fast friends and shared stories. Buddy put Linda in touch with me, through my Mom. We combined stories.

Linda passed away this past Summer. I had always told her how much I appreciated her, but I wanted to share how this seasoned genealogist had helped me to be a better genealogist and a better researcher. While I have studied and learned from many genealogists, she was the one who influenced me the earliest and the most personally.

She taught me to look at a record and wring every last fact out of it, and then capture those facts in a database.

She guided me through reviewing my facts and writing a narrative. It was great when she reviewed my case for Eliza Boyle and Charles Boyle being sister and brother. Her approval meant a lot to me, and I heartily agreed when she said they that probably are siblings, but getting more facts would be better.

She spent her valuable time proofreading my first book, “A Week of Genealogy”. Her notes were solid and helpful. Her compliments on both books meant so very much.

As I have always said, a cousin of my cousin is my cousin, too. May you rest in peace, Lady J.

Relatively Curious and the Genealogy Words

Your might want to check out Relatively Curious. When you visit, there is a great set of genealogy words in seven Languages.