About Us

This website was created in 2018 as a resource of tutorials and how-to guides on using genealogy archives and consumer DNA testing to research ancestry and family trees.

Margaret O’Brien is the founder and main author on the website.

The DataMiningDNA YouTube channel was launched in 2020 for over-the-shoulder visual tutorials.

Online Tools

In November 2021, the website released the first of a series of free online tools for genealogists. The U.S. Surname Ranker checks where a surname ranks across the 2000 and 2010 census.

The “GEDCOM To Spreadsheet” conversion service was launched in 2023.

Online Stores

The website operates two online stores with digital downloads.