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Ancestry Launches Enhanced DNA Matching & the beta for DNA Circles

This morning, Ancestry launched their new, enhanced DNA matching and the beta for DNA Circles, the new name for what was DNA match groups. I went on Ancestry and checked out my matches. My DNA matches are few because all Ancestry has in their database from me is data from collection that was done by […]

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4 New DNA Guides for Easy Reference to a Complex Subject – Get all 4 Togther and SAVE 15% Through Monday, October 27th

You first learned about DNA in high school biology. You probably then did your best to forget about DNA until about a decade ago when DNA testing became a reality as an affordable, relatively speaking, individual identifier and tool for tracking one’s family history. Now every genealogist is a DNA expert. Right? OK, probably not. […]

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Autosomal DNA for the Genealogist

You first learned about DNA in high school biology. You probably then did your best to forget about DNA until about a decade ago when DNA testing became a reality as an affordable, relatively speaking, individual identifier and tool for tracking one’s family history. Now every genealogist is a DNA expert. Right? OK, probably not. […]

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Mitochondrial DNA for the Genealogist

You first learned about DNA in high school biology. You probably then did your best to forget about DNA until about a decade ago when DNA testing became a reality as an affordable, relatively speaking, individual identifier and tool for tracking one’s family history. Now every genealogist is a DNA expert. Right? OK, probably not. […]

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Y Chromosome DNA for the Genealogist

You first learned about DNA in high school biology. You probably then did your best to forget about DNA until about a decade ago when DNA testing became a reality as an affordable, relatively speaking, individual identifier and tool for tracking one’s family history. Now every genealogist is a DNA expert. Right? OK, probably not. […]

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Getting Started: Genetics for the Genealogist

You first learned about DNA in high school biology. You probably then did your best to forget about DNA until about a decade ago when DNA testing became a reality as an affordable, relatively speaking, individual identifier and tool for tracking one’s family history. Now every genealogist is a DNA expert. Right? OK, probably not. […]

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23andMe and MyHeritage Announce Strategic Collaboration & Product Integration

The following news release was received from Daniel Horowitz, Chief Genealogist and Translation Manager for MyHeritage: New collaboration combines family trees and DNA to empower individuals to discover and document their ancestry MOUNTAIN VIEW, California & TEL AVIV, Israel – October 21, 2014: 23andMe, the leading personal genetics company, and MyHeritage, the leading destination for […]

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Welsh Ancestry DNA Project Underway

The following excerpt is from an article posted in the October 6, 2014 edition of bionews.org.uk: A project to investigate the genetic history of the Welsh, which will also give participants information about their own DNA make-up, is now underway. ‘CymruDNAWales’ is expected to last two to three years. It is described as a ‘multi-media […]

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23andMe Expands into Canada

23andMe has announced that they have expanded into the Canadian market with the introduction of 23andMe.ca. Following is a teaser from an article posted in to Winnipeg Free Press: TORONTO – A U.S. personal genetics company, 23andMe, is now offering health and ancestry information based on analysis of DNA to Canadians. The Mountain View, Calif.-based […]

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Tallness is 80% Related to Your Genes

The following teaser is from an article posted in the October 7, 2014 edition of bdnews24.com: It’s no secret that if your dad is tall and your mother is tall, you are probably going to be tall. But fully understanding the genetics Researchers on Sunday unveiled what they called the biggest such study to date, […]

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AncestryDNA Upgrades the Methods Used for Cousin Matches

The following teaser was posted on the Ancestry.com blog on August 1. Very interesting… I’ve always felt that DNA matches were often VERY overmatched… Now I know why. Overmatching is evident throughout all populations, but is most pronounced for those with Jewish and hispanic ancestry it seems. AncestryDNA customers with significant Jewish ancestry have witnessed […]

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Free Guide to DNA Testing Download Available

Richard Hill is a well-known authority on all things DNA. A few days ago he advised me that his Guide to DNA Testing, which is posted online, and available free to all, has been updated and expanded. Richard also produced an excellent book a while back entitled Finding My Family. I recommend both.

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Flemish DNA & Ancestry

In a book that began as a family case study, Flemish DNA & Ancestry: History of Three Families over Five Centuries Using Conventional and Genetic Genealogy by Guido J. Deboeck, has proven to be much more. The book offers an excellent primer on genetic or DNA genealogy, including, how to take a DNA test, what to […]

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FamilyTreeDNA Sued Over DNA Data Being Made Public

The following is from an article posted in the May 14, 2014 edition of arstechnica.com. On Tuesday, an Alaska man became the lead plaintiff in a proposed class-action lawsuit filed against the makers of Family Tree [FamilyTreeDNA], a Texas-based DNA testing company. In his suit, Michael Cole alleges that months after purchasing a Family Tree […]

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Researchers Develop DNA GPS: Pinpoint a Person’s Geographical Origin Going Back 1,000 Years

DNA testing and use just keeps getting better for genealogists. I found the following article at Gizmag.com: Researchers develop DNA GPS tool to accurately trace geographical ancestry By Chris Wood An international team of scientists has developed a process that allows them to pinpoint a person’s geographical origin going back 1,000 years. Known as the […]

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