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Michelle Leonard
Professional . Genetic Genealogist. Historian. Writer. Speaker. Fromelles Project. WW1. 💜 using to solve mysteries
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Michelle Leonard Oct 20
Replying to @NthHist
By linked I mean linking your tree to your DNA results - this can be done via your DNA settings under "Family Tree Linking". It will be obvious on your home page if you've linked your results to your tree as underneath your name it will say "Linked to..."
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Michelle Leonard Oct 16
Replying to @NthHist
Trees have to be public and linked and even slight differences in names and dates on cousin trees can result in no circle
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Michelle Leonard Oct 16
Replying to @NthHist
I have over 20 which is a lot for solely UK-based ancestry (I've seen some US kits with over 100) but I've tested a lot of people myself and manage many of the trees involved. DNA Circle formation is automatic but it can also be hit and miss
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Elizabeth Irving Oct 16
Local & Show, Sat 27 Oct Motherwell - come listen to & meet our speakers Details on
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Michelle Leonard Oct 2
Replying to @sibsandnibs
Ok good - if you've got their tree back to 2nd greats the key will be narrowing the connection down on both sides via shared matches to confirmed cousins. If you can narrow to at least one quarter of your tree that should help with solving the mystery
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ScotsGenie Oct 2
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Michelle Leonard Oct 2
Replying to @sibsandnibs
If a common name it can still be very difficult but those extra clues often make it easier. You may yet get a reply but it's better to be proactive and try to build their tree yourself if you can find enough information to do that
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Michelle Leonard Oct 2
Replying to @sibsandnibs
Yep it's a good match (most likely 2C1R/Half 2C territory but there's a gamut of possibilities). MyHeritage gives you a few extra clues: full name of the person, age and country. Use those to try and trace them online and build their tree yourself
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Michelle Leonard Oct 2
Ah ok....waiting game then. I've had a few of those kinds of "slog" situations myself with relatives 🙂
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Michelle Leonard Oct 2
Thanks - you're welcome to add a link to my video on your blog . Glad you found it useful!
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Michelle Leonard Oct 2
Oops might need to upgrade that (if he has close enough matches that are worth upgrading for!) Most people will at 25 level though
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Michelle Leonard Oct 2
Replying to @scottishindexes
Yep will be! At least I'll be sat down for most of it - still on crutches after the surgery but should be walking unaided by then (albeit slowly!)
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Michelle Leonard Oct 2
Oh and don't worry I never blink - well at least not when in graveyards 😉
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Michelle Leonard Oct 2
Good point but it wasn't such a big time leap - a 1996 marriage! The craziest thing of all was we left the building in the early 90s and it later dawned on me that child me knew the bride (she even tuned my classical guitar for me!) 😲
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Michelle Leonard Oct 2
Replying to @THEGenShow2019
Thanks - good to know bookings are going well! I'm sure it's going to be a great audience; looking forward to it
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THE Genealogy Show 2019 Oct 2
.... One of our acclaimed speakers and one of the most popular sessions so far in the bookings!
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Michelle Leonard Oct 2
Replying to @CBroom1
Working on a case a few weeks ago I can across a marriage certificate for a relative of my client and the bride's address was my old house! Crazy coincidence considering the size of Glasgow
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Michelle Leonard Oct 2
Replying to @scottishindexes
Yep I'll be there - I'm giving a talk and running the DNA Ask The Expert table plus depending on how busy that is helping on the regular Ask The Expert table too if needed 🙂Looking forward to seeing you there
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Michelle Leonard Oct 2
Replying to @sibsandnibs
How many cMs shared? Which testing site?
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Michelle Leonard Oct 2
Replying to @GenealogyJude @CWGC
Yes the will amend a date of death if given appropriate evidence to prove there's an error Jude so just get in touch with them and show them what you've found
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