My DNA story begins a while ago when I purchased a kit from Family Tree DNA back in 2009. I have received several matches but they all need reviewing to check against the ‘paper trail’.
I then purchased an Ancestry test and the first two results, claimed by Ancestry to be 2nd cousins were indeed correct. One of those cousins I had actually met in Canada a few years ago. I now have several 2 – 4th cousins who can all be proved with paper trails.
Now I have to work out what to do with the plethora of other ‘cousins’, many of which I suspect will not be related close enough to be proved.
I did discover a Masterclass written by Peter Calver who created the Lost Cousins website, this will give me quite a lot of work for those long winter evenings!