Whether you refer to it as ‘genetic genealogy family reconstruction ’ or ‘DNA family reconstruction’, the end results are the same. In the absence of any useful genealogical details to break that brick wall in determining ancestors and related parties to a base subject, one is confronted with having only genetic genealogy to reconstruct kin relationships. Family historians may be faced with this final alternative to locate family members – surviving or deceased. It is important to realize and remember, however, that DNA work is not mutually exclusive from traditional genealogical search techniques but rather helps support in-depth traditional research. DNA work alone will not fully solve genealogical mysteries.
As researchers, we want to build on the testing and knowledge of DNA determinations for a subject and apply concepts of Y-DNA, X-DNA, mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), and autosomal DNA (atDNA) to try and rebuild a family structure that ultimately connects two individuals via a particular bloodline. Accuracy is very high when it comes to reading each of the hundreds of thousands of positions (or markers) in your DNA.
If you are struggling with the possibility of having to use DNA to try and make some sense of the needed kin reconstruction for your family, please contact us today for a free evaluation of your case. Let us help you get through those brick walls in finding genealogical connections for your case. We have specialists that work with our firm in an attempt to reconstruct these difficult bloodlines that cannot be solved through typical genealogical research and documentation.
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