Xisca Nicolas wrote:My DNA knowldge is absolutely ridiculously poor! I cannot even understand how you could use those tests to find your ancesters or your cousins!
Anne Miller wrote: Autosomal DNA is all these tiny pyramids.
Companies like Ancestry, 23 & Me and others offer tools that make your search easier. It is all done by Computers matching your DNA with other DNA in their files.
I hope this has explained.
Xisca Nicolas wrote: The point I did not get was HOW they test, ok so many people do it that they can see who matches, but only if the person is in their files. So how do you find about an ancester, who is dead and had not left any DNA test!?