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Celebrate Independence Day! Ancestry DNA Test – 20% Off! – Just $79 – Sale Ends July 6

Last April, AncestryDNA ran a DNA Promotion promotion at $79 on their DNA test. I didn’t see this coming, but I now see that they are doing it again. The test is normally $99 – so you can save $20 by buying now. The promotion ends July 6. The $79 price is the best price […]

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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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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 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 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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