by Jennifer Alvarez, President of GGFA

If you have taken an autosomal DNA test at one of the big companies, your results will initially be listed from closest matches to more distant matches. Matches are measured in a unit called centimorgans, abbreviated cM.

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In the next entry in this blog series, we will dive into strategies and tools at Ancestry to use autosomal DNA to expand your family tree.

Jennifer is President of the Goff-Gough Family Association.

For more information, please check our DNA Surname Study pages or email Phil Goff at Each new participant helps to fill in the history of the Goff/Gough families.

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