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DNA is a good way to research ancestors.  You can use your DNA results to compare family trees.  If you see you are related to someone through DNA, you can compare trees, and try to figure out how your trees intersect, to get more clues to build your tree.  My husband and I have spent a lot of money on DNA tests for his family and ours because we wanted to make sure we tested our oldest living relatives before they passed away.  I unfortunately didn't start testing anyone until after my grandma Ann Payne Park passed away, but I got my other three grandparents (Bill Park, Jeanne' Baird Thorup and Wally Thorup). 


My mom, Leslie Park Thorup's DNA will be the next helpful for looking at my Grandma Ann Payne Park's line, and eventually I hope several of her siblings and the Payne cousins get their DNA tested.   Look at Robert and William below.  They are brothers but have different DNA providing different clues into what their parents DNA would be.  

Please give me links to tests you have. 
April -  801-205-5555 
Ancestry Username: AprilThorupOaks

April Thorup Oaks' DNA  (I'm John and Leslie Thorup's daughter)

Leslie Park Thorup's DNA (She is William L and Ann Park's daughter - I need to get her link)

John Baird Thorup's DNA   (He is Wally and Jeanne's son) 

Jeanne' Baird Thorup's DNA    (She is ML Baird and Lavon Thomson's daughter) 

Donald Wallace Thorup's DNA  (He is Alvin Thorup and Leona Smith's son)

Compare these two brother's DNA side by side:

Bill Park's DNA  (He is William D Park and Ardella Laird's son & Robert's brother who is listed below)

Bob Park's DNA (He is William Park and Ardella Laird's son and William's brother who is listed above)

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