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The Importance of Setting yourself Genealogy Goals
« on: Sunday 28 June 20 05:37 BST (UK) »
My half yearly report, so how did I do???


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« Reply #1 on: Friday 03 July 20 11:17 BST (UK) »
Interesting.

Pleased that what you are doing works for you, I can certainly see that an organised logical flow to the research has benefitted yourself.

I applied a more logical process to my own DNA hints and have expanded my tree considerably to include all those that Ancestry has hinted as having a Common Ancestor, except for one.  I have had zero success where no trees have been produced and zi have adopted the mantra, if they cannot be bothered to research their own family then I am not going to waste my time searching for them.

Research does throw curveballs and plans then go out the window and a new line of research opens up, this has certainly happened to me.

Anyway, it was good to read your write up.

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« Reply #2 on: Friday 03 July 20 21:15 BST (UK) »
Interesting.

Pleased that what you are doing works for you, I can certainly see that an organised logical flow to the research has benefitted yourself.

I applied a more logical process to my own DNA hints and have expanded my tree considerably to include all those that Ancestry has hinted as having a Common Ancestor, except for one.  I have had zero success where no trees have been produced and zi have adopted the mantra, if they cannot be bothered to research their own family then I am not going to waste my time searching for them.

Research does throw curveballs and plans then go out the window and a new line of research opens up, this has certainly happened to me.

Anyway, it was good to read your write up.


Thanks Biggles, although Ancestry provides lots of helpful tools such as Thrulines a chromosome browser would be handy. Do you use DNA painter?
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« Reply #3 on: Friday 03 July 20 21:27 BST (UK) »
Yes I use DNA Painter but have not got as far as uploading my DNA to any other matching site.

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« Reply #4 on: Friday 03 July 20 21:34 BST (UK) »
I found my heritage really helpful lots of good matches, but found ftdna and gedmatch nowhere as good, but I guess itís just where your matches upload
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« Reply #5 on: Saturday 04 July 20 16:03 BST (UK) »
I am yet to be bitten by the DNA bug. I like to stick to paper trails.

An ancestor of interest is Marie Cartwright born c1585. She wed my ancestor Sir Stephen Borde in 1605 in St Dunstan in the West, London. She died in 1667 in Westminster and is buried at St Margaret. I have got back on Stephen's ancestry quite a way but Marie is proving more difficult. She may have had a brother or father called John Cartwright, gent. I am sure if she married a barrister and a knight, she may have been from a well to do family herself.
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« Reply #6 on: Saturday 04 July 20 16:30 BST (UK) »
I am yet to be bitten by the DNA bug. I like to stick to paper trails.

An ancestor of interest is Marie Cartwright born c1585. She wed my ancestor Sir Stephen Borde in 1605 in St Dunstan in the West, London. She died in 1667 in Westminster and is buried at St Margaret. I have got back on Stephen's ancestry quite a way but Marie is proving more difficult. She may have had a brother or father called John Cartwright, gent. I am sure if she married a barrister and a knight, she may have been from a well to do family herself.

DNA can help with more modern conundrums but much past 300 years and you are stretching the limits. It can definitely solve mysteries and puzzles that a paper trail canít
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« Reply #7 on: Saturday 04 July 20 17:35 BST (UK) »
Very lmpressive + beautifully written .
Congratulations you are an inspiration .ps happy birthday
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« Reply #8 on: Saturday 04 July 20 17:37 BST (UK) »
Thank you for your kind words and birthday wishes itís very much appreciated


 
Very lmpressive + beautifully written .
Congratulations you are an inspiration .ps happy birthday
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