Phone Consultation


Why a phone consultation?

Common topics:

Some pointers to get the most from our time together

People learn in different ways. Some are visual, some audio. If you are a visual learner, there are many web-based learning tools for you. However, if you learn best with a teacher, you should start with a phone consultation. 

During a phone consultation, you will receive instant answers to your questions. This is unlike doing a web search, where you have to filter through information to surmise what the answer is. DNA Huntress will explain in layman terms.

1. What test company should I use?

2. I don’t understand the company website where my test is. Can you explain it to me?

3. Am I really related to all these people?

4. How do I figure out how I am related to my matches?

5. My results are in, what do I now?

6. I only have 4-5 cousin matches, is there anything I can do?

7. What is a centimorgan?

8. What is "in common with" and how does it help me?

9. What is a GEDCOM?

10. What does it mean when someone matches me on the X chromosome?

11. What is GEDmatch and how do I use it?

1. Write your questions down. We always think we will remember what we want to know until it’s too late and we have forgotten something.

2. Have a pen and paper handy to take notes. You don’t want to forget any steps.

3. Provide your researcher with your DNA test company and kit number in advance so we can be ready for you. If your questions are about the test companies themselves, we will need your login information to view your kit and matches. If you do not wish to provide this then the most we can do is give you general information on tools.

4. Consider joining Gedmatch.com before our consultation. If you decide to hire DNA Huntress, we would strongly suggest this and would need your kit number.

Why a phone consultation?

People learn in different ways. Some are visual, some audio. If you are a visual learner, there are many web-based learning tools for you. However, if you learn best with a teacher, you should start with a phone consultation. 

During a phone consultation, you will receive instant answers to your questions. This is unlike doing a web search, where you have to filter through information to surmise what the answer is. DNA Huntress will explain in layman terms.

Common topics:

1. What test company should I use?

2. I don’t understand the company website where my test is. Can you explain it to me?

3. Am I really related to all these people?

4. How do I figure out how I am related to my matches?

5. My results are in, what do I now?

6. I only have 4-5 cousin matches, is there anything I can do?

7. What is a centimorgan?

8. What is "in common with" and how does it help me?

9. What is a GEDCOM?

10. What does it mean when someone matches me on the X chromosome?

11. What is GEDmatch and how do I use it?

Some pointers to get the most from our time together

1. Write your questions down. We always think we will remember what we want to know until it’s too late and we have forgotten something.

2. Have a pen and paper handy to take notes. You don’t want to forget any steps.

3. Provide your researcher with your DNA test company and kit number in advance so we can be ready for you. If your questions are about the test companies themselves, we will need your login information to view your kit and matches. If you do not wish to provide this then the most we can do is give you general information on tools.

4. Consider joining Gedmatch.com before our consultation. If you decide to hire DNA Huntress, we would strongly suggest this and would need your kit number.