Family History Week #FHWeek 2018 – Do you have a DNA dilemma?

Do you have a DNA dilemma?

My-Family-History-Week-logo-300x226I would not say a dilemma as such. I wish more people with Italian blood tested. Over the coming weeks I am going to share where I have tested and where I have uploaded my results.

The Orlando DNA study was created in November 2007. Between then and February 2016 I managed to gather 6 people interested in the surname.

I then wrote a small piece for Family Tree Magazine (UK), which was an Orlando case study. Somehow, I managed to go from 6 to 12 members in the space of the last 18 months. I have repeatedly said, members of the Guild of One-Name Studies need to work their studies. Talk about them, explain how you achieved your current status and gradually, overtime, people will become aware and either reach out directly to you or will alert someone else who might be connected to the study.

My advice is, and I am no DNA expert, set up a DNA project for your name and the Guild has an DNA adviser who can help members in this regard. Invest some time to work on the DNA page for the project. Expand the Guild profile page for your study, share the information of your DNA page and encourage people to join the project.

You can the read the discussion at the Facebook Family Tree Academy group and on Twitter using the #FHWeek

About Julie Goucher

Genealogist, Author, Presenter, native Guildfordian, avid note taker and journal writer. Lover of Books, Stationery & History; Surnames, Butcher & Orlando One-Name Studies. Pharos Tutor for all One-Name Studies/surname courses as well as Researching Ancestors from Continental Europe.
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1 Response to Family History Week #FHWeek 2018 – Do you have a DNA dilemma?

  1. Anne Young says:

    I understand European attitudes to DNA testing are significantly more conservative than the US, UK and Australia.


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