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News from the Utah Genealogical Association

The following is from the Utah Genealogical Association: The DNA Interest Group will meet virtually on Thursday, May 7th and June 4th at 7:00 pm. Angie Bush will present AncestryDNA: Matches Circles and NADs in May, and First Steps for Adoptees in June. Complete information is posted on the UGA DNA Interest Group page, but […]

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Apple Said to Be Working on a DNA Study

The following teaser is from a May 5, 2015 posting at 9to5mac.com: Apple is working on a plan that could give the company and its research partners access to consumer DNA, a new report suggests. The data would be collected by research partners and stored in an online cloud to be used in medical studies, […]

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Cops Used DNA from Ancestry’s Sorensen Database in a Murder Investigation

The following teaser is from a thought-provoking article posted May 5, 2015 at alternet.org. The Sorensen database was the first place I ever had a DNA test saved, many years ago. So what does the future hold for those of use who are actively using DNA for our genealogy research? Interesting… Idaho Falls, Idaho – […]

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AncestryDNA Offers Their Test for 20% Off in Celebration of DNA Day!

It’s been a year since AncestryDNA ran their record-setting DNA Day promotion on their DNA test. Now they are doing it again. The test is normally $99 – so you can save about $20 by buying now. The promotion is running from April 23 through April 27, and again, is at a full 20% off! […]

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DNA Guides – On Sale for 10-15% Off Through April 27, 2015

The following laminated DNA Guides are all on sale for 10% off ($8.06) at the Family Roots Publishing Co. website through Monday, April 27, 2015. Click on the links for details and/or to order. Click on your back arrow to come back to this page. Understanding AncestryDNA, by Diahan Southard Understanding Family Tree DNA, by […]

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AncestryDNA Launches New Technology Called New Ancestor Discoveries

A few days ago, AncestryDNA launched a new program called New Ancestor Discoveries. I’ve been swamped with the editing of several new books and Insta-Guides that are about to launch at FRPC and have just now gotten time to check it out. I got an email from Ancestry saying that I had matches in the […]

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Mystery of African Slave Burial Solved Using DNA

The following excerpt is from an article posted March 11, 2015 at sci-tech-today.com: Researchers have analyzed the DNA of ancient teeth to identify the regional origin of three African slaves buried more than 300 years ago on a former Dutch colony in the Caribbean. The development could open the door to broadening the understanding of […]

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Genetic Information From 23andMe to be Used to Produce New Drugs

The following teaser is from a March 12, 2015 article posted at the Wall Street Journal website. 23andMe Inc., the personal genetics company, has sold enough DNA spit kits to accumulate genetic information on 850,000 customers. Now it plans to mine that database for drug targets, and it has picked a star drug developer to […]

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The Strange Case of the Man Without an Identity

The following teaser is from an article posted in the January 30, 2015 edition of wdde.org/ RICHMOND HILL, Ga. – The man at the center of a mystery that’s lasted more than a decade may not want to find answers. Genealogist Colleen Fitzpatrick has been trying to solve the case of Benjaman Kyle since 2008: […]

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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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