If you have taken a MyHeritage DNA test or uploaded your DNA data to MyHeritage, then you will have received a list of your DNA Matches. The list shows people whose DNA matches yours, the percentage of DNA you share, and your possible relationship. DNA-resultaten kunnen impliceert verschillende mogelijke relaties tussen u en een DNA-match, zoals 3rd - 4th cousin, maar nu wilt u begrijpen hoe u met de wedstrijd verband houdt.

This is a guest post by Shauna Hicks. She is a professional genealogist, former archivist, and librarian who has been researching her own family history since 1977. Shauna worked in government for over 35 years in libraries and archives in Brisbane, Canberra, and Melbourne.

This is a guest post by Joy Shivar, owner of JustaJoy.com Family Heirloom Exchange, a surname-searchable, bulletin board-style website used by antique dealers and others to reach out to family members. With thousands of original items associated with more than 100,000 surnames, JustaJoy has become the largest in the world at matching antiques and artifacts back to families. Joy's background as a lifetime antique collector and dealer makes her uniquely qualified for such a venture.

How big is the number 8 billion? 8 billion seconds are 2,222,222 hours, 92,592 days, or 253 years. According to recent surveys, the world population will hit 8 billion people in 6 years time, Americans check their phones 8 billion times a day, and across the United States, drivers were stuck in traffic for 8 billion hours in 2015. It's also the number of historical records that we now have on MyHeritage SuperSearch ™!

Kyle Gulden, a US Army Veteran from New Jersey had been trying to find family members on his father's side of the family since he was 7 years old. Born in 1985, his mother got pregnant with him when she was stationed in Germany in the Air Force.

Why should you consider testing your older relatives before exploring your own genetic genealogy? Svaret ligger i genetiske arvsmønstre. Der er fire typer af genetiske arvsmønstre, som genetiske genealoger gælder for familiehistorisk forskning: mtDNA, Y-DNA, X-DNA og autosomal DNA. Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) is inherited from an individual's mother. She, in turn, inherited it from her mother in a line of direct maternal inheritance.

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