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Ancestry DNA Test – 20% Off! – Just $79 – Sale Ends This Monday, August 17, 2015

AncestryDNA is once again running a 20% off promotion on their DNA test! The promotion ends Monday, August 17, 2015. The $79 price is the best price they have ever offered to my knowledge. This is a deal you can’t get everyday (although this is the 3rd time this year!). AncestryDNA has been in the […]

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Ancestry Helps “Hicks Baby” Find Her Mother

The following is from the August 5 New York Daily News. It took one woman more than half a century to find a piece of her familial roots. Kriste Hughes, 51, was reunited with her birth mother and brother after a lengthy search. Hughes was one of 200 children sold into adoption on the black […]

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Genetic Research Could Rewrite the History of the First Americans

The following excerpt is from an article by Mark Strauss, posted July 22, 2015 at the National Geographic website: Since the 1930s, it’s been a generally accepted theory that indigenous Americans are descendants of Siberians who came to the New World by crossing a land bridge into Alaska around 15,000 years ago. But, the details […]

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Dr. Cathy Petti – The Woman Who Is Ancestry’s New Chief Health Officer

The following teaser was posted July 21, 2015 to the Fortune.com website. Dr. Cathy Petti is the new chief health officer of Ancestry.com. She talks to Fortune about the launch of AncestryHealth and the company’s plans to expand its genetics business. It’s been a big couple of weeks for Dr. Cathy Petti, the new chief […]

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AncestryDNA & Calico to Research the Genetics of the Human Lifespan

The following news release was received from Ancestry.com: Collaboration Will Analyze Family History and Genetics to Facilitate Development of Cutting-Edge Therapeutics PROVO, Utah and SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., July 21, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AncestryDNA, an industry leader in consumer genetics, and Calico, a company focused on longevity research and therapeutics, today announced an effort […]

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Ancestry Launches AncestryHealth

The following press release is from Matthew Deighton at Ancestry.com: Dr. Cathy Petti Joins as Chief Health Officer to Spearhead Company’s Global Health Initiatives (PROVO, Utah) – July 16, 2015 – Ancestry (www.ancestry.com), the leader in family history and consumer genetics, today announced the launch of AncestryHealth (www.ancestryhealth.com), a new entity and resource to empower […]

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Ancestry DNA HIts 1 Million People in Their DNA Autosomal Database

Big News Day! AncestryDNA just hit 1 million people in their DNA Autosomal Database! See the blog post below from my friend, Anna Swayne. http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2015/07/16/ancestrydna-celebrates-one-million-people-tested/ The following is a teaser from the blog post: We just hit a huge milestone, and we are excited to celebrate! In just three short years AncestryDNA has genetically tested […]

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Understanding AncestryDNA

Why is DNA research so difficult to understand? Simple, it is a very complex topic. 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 […]

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23andMe – DNA Tests That Are Being Using For Far More Than Just Ancestry

I ordered a 23andMe DNA test yesterday. Yes – I’ve taken one from Sorenson’s, and later AncestryDNA, but I’d like to see how the test done by 23andMe matches up to the earlier tests. I’m also fascinated by all the non-family history research that 23andMe does with our DNA – lots of health-related stuff. One […]

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Aproximately 6% to 9% of This Man’s DNA Came From Neanderthals

The following teaser is from the June 22, 2015 online edition of USA Today. Neanderthals, an early species of human, interbred with the ancestors of modern Europeans more often and more recently than previously thought, a study published Monday in Nature found. … The analysis of a 37,000-year-old jawbone found in Romania shows that the […]

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DNA Research Bundle of 8 Quick Guide Laminates – 15% off through Father’s Day, June 21, 2015

As you know, this weekend, AncestryDNA is running their $89 Father’s Day DNA Testing Special. Lisa Louise Cooke reminded me that this would be a good time to run a promo on DNA guides. She’s right, as there are now two additional guides that I didn’t have access to a month ago. The bundle of […]

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The Portable Genealogist – Using DNA in Genealogy – a Review

I picked up several copies of The Portable Genealogist, published by the New England Historic Genealogical Society, at the SCGS Jamboree this last week that I had not previously seen. One that particularly caught my attention was Using DNA in Genealogy, authored by Christopher C. Child. Christopher recently wrote an absolutely amazing article on how […]

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Ancestry DNA Kits on Sale for 10% Off Through Father’s Day, June 21, 2015

As I’ve written before, AncestryDNA has been in the news a lot this last year, with their new DNA Circles, shared ancestor hints, and New Ancestor Discoveries. Patty and I both got new AncestryDNA tests done a few months ago, and now have more ancestors, cousins and connections than we can keep up with. If […]

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Quicksheet – Citing Genetic Sources for History Research – Evidence Style

DNA analysis is the new frontier in genealogical research. Combined with traditional research methods, it is the gold standard in genealogy. Four types of DNA tests are commonly used in genetic testing: (1) Y-DNA; (2) MT-DNA; (3) AT-DNA; and (4) X-Line DNA. The successful use of these tests requires interpretation, but in conjunction with documentary […]

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Free Live Streaming Sessions from The 46th Annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree

The upcoming SCGS Genealogy Jamboree promises to be better than ever! Bill Dollarhide and I look forward to seeing many of you there. We will be working in exhibit booths 706-709 (the same area as last year). The following information is from SCGS: Following is the schedule for the FREE live streaming from the 46th […]

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