Distant Cousins Network
Facebook and GEDmatch Ancestor Projects
PRIVATE Genealogy Groups and Projects

ALL of our Facebook genealogy groups are private.
We follow strict GEDmatch privacy guidelines.

Distant Cousins Network began January of 2020 with North America Settlers Group on Facebook. We now have 74 private Genealogy FB groups (All US states, Canada, Mayflower, Jamestown Settlers, American Revolutionary Ancestors… with matching custom Ancestor Projects on GEDmatch).

As of December 2022, we have a combined membership of 25,000 distant cousins and 45 admins and moderators to keep an eye on things.

It's all about collaboration between distant cousins who are solving walls
and having fun using our custom 74 genealogy Facebook and GEDmatch Ancestor Projects.

The real power of our private genealogy, Facebook Groups and GEDmatch custom Ancestor Projects is the large community of experienced genealogists willing to share their family tree's, kit number, knowledge, experience, tips, and encouragement with members\ distant cousins, who are just getting started.

~ Free DNA GEDmatch Kit numbers are required in most of our groups ~

NEWBIES are welcome in all of our private Genealogy FB Groups

Colonial Settlement

In the early 1600s, in rapid succession, the English began a colony (Jamestown) in Chesapeake Bay in 1607, the French built Quebec in 1608, and the Dutch began their interest in the region that became present-day New York. Within another generation, the Plymouth Company (1620), the Massachusetts Bay Company (1629), the Company of New France (1627), and the Dutch West India Company (1621) began to send thousands of colonists, including families, to North America. Successful colonization was not inevitable. Rather, interest in North America was a halting, yet global, contest among European powers to exploit these lands.

We have 74 custom Ancestor Projects on GEDmatch!
Ancestor Projects for every state in the USA and Canada
Mayflower, Jamestown Settlers, American Revolution, 13 American Colonies


Solve Family Tree Mysteries

Connect and collaborate with your distant cousins in our 74 private Facebook Groups
Our members do it better and have fun with our custom 'Surname Lists' and 'Ancestor Projects'


We have 74 Ancestor Projects on GEDmatch
Collaborate in our Facebook Groups with your distant cousins, using our custom DNA Ancestor Projects