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Digital Subscriptions > Family Tree > Family Tree December 2018 > Taken a DNA test? Now what?

Taken a DNA test? Now what?

DNA tests are becoming ever more popular but the results can seem bewildering can’t they? Help is at hand, however, with family historian Karen Evans‘s practical advice for making sense of your DNA test results for your family history research




Once you have received your DNA results, and got over the initial excitement, you will probably look at all the matches with a growing sense of confusion and surprise. In every issue of Family Tree, we will be looking at difierent DNA conundrums and I hope that this series will help you:

• make sense of your test results

• Find family connections worldwide

• and get the answers you need to your DNA questions.

Reader question

Q Reader Vic Grimes writes: My brick walls follow the routes of my Y-DNA and mtDNA.

About my father line

The Y-DNA goes back to Ireland and my 3x great-grandfather. His name was John Grimes and I believe he was born in 1825. I only guess this as his death certificate had him aged 77 in 1902. On the census in the UK he said he was from Ballyglass in County Mayo. I cannot find a birth for him so I cannot go further back.

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From practical projects for a fabulous family history, to the quest to take your family tree back to Norman times, or the journey to heal a broken family, it's all here in Family Tree: Check out our 20 ideas and solutions to help you get organised and create a family history you can cherish. Explore history back in Norman times, and see how you might be able to trace an ancestor back to William the Conqueror too... See what you know in our Family Tree Academy challenges. Explore the latest DNA know-how. Make yourself a cuppa and enjoy those family stories. We know you're going to love this issue!