Genealogy is like the board game Cluedo! The characters are all gathered together, the murder weapons are placed in the rooms and the game begins with a roll of the dice. But who can solve the mystery? In the same way we carry out genealogy research trying to build a family tree or solve the family mysteries by gathering the clues, and when we have enough evidence, we try and come to conclusions and make the links or solve the mystery. But sometimes it is only when we open those DNA results that we can truly say we got the research right. Hear how some genealogy mystery stories were finally solved and how DNA has helped.
Alan Rosborough lives in Northern Ireland and has had an interest in genealogy for 30 years. He was born in the City of Londonderry and has lived in counties Armagh, Tyrone and Fermanagh so has a wide knowledge of Northern Ireland. Alan is a member of the North of Ireland Family History Society (NIFHS).