When You Get It WRONG Not Once, Not Twice But Three Times!

Anna Who Were Your Parents? Joseph Schindler & Carolina Lux, Anton Beck & Carolina Lux, or Someone Unexpected?                     Genealogy is the study of family lines. Correctly identifying each person in a family group is the cornerstone upon which everything rests. If you have incorrectly identified …

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Pedigree Collapse and DNA, Friend or Foe? Is the match on the Gilchrist/Gilchrest line, the other Gilchrist line, the Gillies line or the McIlepheder/McNeil line?

We all have pedigree collapse in our trees. You may not have found it in yours but you will. Pedigree collapse is when two of your ancestors descend from the same ancestor or ancestral couple. Sometimes called “cousins marrying cousins” pedigree collapse is not the same as endogamy. Endogamy is when cousins are marrying cousins …

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