When I signed up for Ancestry DNA, I knew nothing about ancestral DNA so didn’t know enough to question anything. After researching it more, I think Geno2.0 is what I’m looking for.
I think I have been doing this for so long that I have only one real dead end on my mother’s side in Belfast, where I could use help, but unfortunately, I think that branch all died out childless in the early 1900’s except for me and my siblings, and they are not interested in it. I’ll be in Belfast in May but, unfortunately, not long enough to do any research. I’ll be in Germany in August, less than 25 miles from where my ancestors descendants are still living, so I’ll try to get there but not for research. In Germany, I’ll probably have to hire a professional German researcher to go earlier than 1550, because my 12 Great-grandfather was probably a knight fighting for the Schmalkadi League (Lutheran) against the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation, after the Reformation, and probably didn’t settle down much.