Investigate your shared match list


14 July 2022
Learning how to investigate your shared match list in a smart and organised manner will transform your DNA research knowhow

DNA detective Michelle Leonard has spent many years working on hundreds and hundreds of DNA cases. During this process she has mastered how best to study DNA shared match lists to uncover the clues and identify the answers.

By studying your DNA match lists you will very likely be able to spot commonalities and clusters of DNA matches. A confidently identified DNA match will unlock clues to other DNA matches, helping you to allocate them to the correct branch of your family tree.

The DNA testing companies provide excellent tools to help you begin to order your shared match lists, colour coding and clustering the matches into groups. 

If you're feeling a little overwhelmed by your DNA match list and shared matches, then sign up for the DNA Bootcamp online course. How to investigate your shared match list is just one of many things taught on the DNA Bootcamp by DNA detective Michelle Leonard that will help you get more from your DNA test results.

Book your place on the DNA Bootcamp

The DNA Bootcamp is an online 8-week DNA course for family historians tutored by Michelle Leonard and hosted by Family Tree. To find out more, get the dates in your diary, and to sign up for your place, click here. (Prices from £55 to £90).

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PS Get the Workbook & Join the Group

When you book on the DNA Bootcamp starting 28 September you will also receive:

  • a digital copy of the 52 page DNA Workbook - packed with tips and tasks
  • & an invitation to join an exclusive DNA Facebook group that will run for the duration of the course

Any questions about the DNA Bootcamp, please email [email protected]