Genealogy tip for the day: DNA/Surname Search
I just discovered something new on my Ancestry.com DNA page. I'm sure it's been there all along. When you learn something new, it takes a while to take it all in. This is probably the case here. I am beginning to see how to navigate around all the results: new, favorites, hints/matches, etc.
Last night I was reviewing my results to see if there was anything new. In the upper right corner I found the option to search matches (by surname)! ! WOO HOO. Yes! I can pull up only the surname matches I am interested in. So I typed in the name TRASK - the one I am most interested in, probably because that is what got me hooked on genealogy and still is unsolved beyond the 6th generation. Now I had a list of possible matches that included the name Trask. (Depending on the possible match they would include also other common surnames with each possible match.)
Click on the oval box that says 'search matches' and it will take you to a field where you can type in the surname and or location you are interested in. This greatly enhances your search through the potential list of cousins. You can zero in on just one line or surname and not have to wade through all of them. What a great time-saving feature!
If you have had your DNA done by Ancestry and don't know this little trick, look it up the next time you sign in. It saves you having to dig through all the results just to find the ones you are most interested in.
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Apr 1st Caprese Stacks
Apr 2nd Spicy Frozen Bloody Marys
Apr 3rd Peach and Tomato Salsa
Apr 7th Cherry Tomato-Halloumi Skewers
Apr 9th Grilled Chicken and Tomato Salad
Apr 10th Slow-Roasted Cherry Tomatoes
Apr 11th Herb-Parmesan Roasted Tomatoes
Apr 14th Tomato-Phyllo Tart
Apr 16th Spinach-Tomato Pasta Shells
Apr 17th Summer-Garden Gazpacho
Apr 18th Semi Homemade Tomato Soup
Apr 23rd Pasta With No-Cook Tomato Sauce
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