DNA results received.Now what?

+4 votes
I did the ancestry.com one and the results seem to have overwhelmed me with thousands of new ppl,19 DNA circles and just so many emotions.....
WikiTree profile: Tammy Caldwell
in Genealogy Help by Tammy Caldwell G2G5 (5.2k points)

2 Answers

+6 votes
Hi Tammy, Thanks for joining WikiTree!

Your autosomal DNA test from Ancestry will give you cousin matches in any of these surnames, including the question marks: https://www.wikitree.com/treewidget/Caldwell-5033/10

If any of your matches have one of these names in their family tree, start with that person and try to figure out which ancestor you share with that match.

Just take it one at a time and accept that that is the best you can do.  Your matches may be as overwhelmed as you are.
by Kitty Smith G2G6 Pilot (557k points)
+5 votes
Tammy I would look first for people with surnames that have meaning to you.  Like grandparent surnames.  Cousin surnames.  Work those first as they might fit with something you already know.

Then look at who you have the most DNA in common with (closest relationship).

As you work through those you if you have more questions, post them here in G2G.  Good luck.
by Laura Bozzay G2G6 Pilot (670k points)

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