This is a cool way to investigate your DNA matches. Each of the dots represents one DNA match with the tester (and the bigger the dot, the closer the match), so by checking how each match connects with other matches, we can create a graph showing all the connections. Then, by running a cluster analysis on the data, we can separate out related families by colour. We can zoom in on each of these clusters and identify the best match to focus our research on, and try and potentially break through some brick walls we were unable to solve via paper records
In the Charles Booth Archive, there is a map of London drawn in 1898 which highlights the extent of poverty in London. Charles Booth accompanied police officers on a tour of each district, street by street where they described the inhabitants, levels of poverty & crime and colour coded a map of streets from upper class & wealthy, down to lowest class to vicious, semi criminal. As my Crowder relations lived in London around this time, this seems to be a good topic to explore in the “MAPS” theme from #52ancestors this week. Could the reason they decided to relocate to the colonies be linked to changes in the social character of their neighbourhood?