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"In all of us there is a hunger, marrow deep, to know our heritage - to know who we are and where we came from. Without this enriching knowledge, there is a hollow yearning. No matter what our attainments in life, there is still a vacuum, an emptiness, and the most disquieting loneliness." -- Alex Haley, Roots

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AncestryDNA New ‘Shared Matches’ Feature

Ancestry DNA recently added a new feature to their DNA result pages. They are the “Shared Matches”. In order for you to take advantage of this new feature you have to have at least one of your parents tested. I am lucky to have already tested both of them and thus are taking full advantage […]

Getting Started With X-DNA Genealogy Research

In this post you will find what X-DNA is , links to basic resources,  my own X-DNA Chart of Known Ancestors, and how to use Gedmatch’s X tool. I do not talk about X-DNA research using Family Tree DNA since I have yet to use it but I do include 3 links to videos that they […]

My Wife is One of My DNA Matches

We all know that every one from South Texas and Northeastern Mexico are somehow related. The fun is finding out how. I was not surprised when I got my wife’s results and we were a match as being cousins, since as per my own research my wife and I are 8th cousins among other relations […]

My AncestryDNA Results Compared With My Mom’s DNA Results

As promised, here is the comparison of my DNA ethnicity results to those of my mom San Juana Tanguma. Her top three regions are Native American, Iberian Peninsula, and Italy/Greece. Unlike my father she has about half the matches that he does. This could well be that some of her ancestors are from Zacatecas and […]

Transfer Your AncestryRAW Data to Family Tree DNA

Two weeks ago I meetup with Mario Davila at his home and he was telling me how awesome FamilyTreeDNA was. He showed me the website and it’s features and also explained how to use them. He highly recommended that I also take the Family Finder DNA test at Family Tree Maker which runs about $99.00. […]

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Ancestors of Moises Garza

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