Are Our Two Dunhams Related?
Along Comes DNA Testing
- Y-DNA tests track a male's straight paternal (i.e. surname) line, which is not a fit in this case.
- Mitochondrial DNA (MtDNA) tests track everyone's straight maternal line - again not a fit.
- Autosomal DNA tests, though, might be useful.
Finding Common Ancestors
First, we can test our own first and second cousins.
Second, we can look for DNA matches in the general population that can help.
Thank you Rich Capen for this article explaining our DNA and how we match. Through FamilyTreeDNA, we are now three cousins with one in CA one in WI and the other in GA. What other cousins want to join us? Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.