Those DNA Matches Might Not Be As Interested

One of the first steps to working with your genealogy DNA test matches is to realize that their genealogy interest won’t be the same as yours. In fact their interest probably won’t be. They might not be as obsessed with genealogical detail as you. They might not be interested in tracing ancestors “across the pond.” They might not be interested in “digging up all the dirt” they can. They might not want to shared 3.2 million images of genealogical records with you.  Take it slow.

  • Your first real goal is to determine how the person is related–that helps you analyze other matches.
  • Your second goal is to see if they have any pictures of other family documents–that helps you get more information.

Then go from there.