Daily Archives: January 8, 2019

How Do AncestryDNA Circles Form?

This is one of the most common questions I see in Facebook groups that deal with genealogy or DNA. It’s also one of the questions that gets answered incorrectly far more often than it is correctly answered. The biggest keys … Continue reading

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Your Top 5 Places You Want to Visit

I haven’t decided on Top 5 or Top 10 Places I want to visit, but saw a Top 5 list posted on https://bereavedsingledad.blog/2018/12/31/where-do-i-want-to-go-2/. I achieved one that was on my Top 5 and that was Finland. In 2005, I got … Continue reading

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Who Controls Your DNA

If you submit DNA to any of the major DNA companies – 23andMe, AncestryDNA, FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA), FindMyPastDNA, LivingDNA, MyHeritageDNA, who controls  your DNA if somebody else paid for the test? In general, the testing companies have made it clear … Continue reading

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Yes Virginia, There Are Stupid Questions

One of numerous mantras I hear on a regular basis is “There is no such thing as a stupid question.” If you don’t believe there are stupid questions, go to https://www.quora.com/. It rarely takes me more than 15 – 30 … Continue reading

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Major FAIR USE showdown coming in DR. SUESS/STAR TREK copyright lawsuit! (part 1) — Fan Film Factor

Many Fans down in Fanville like mash-ups a lot.But Dr. Seuss Enterprises, or DSE for short, did not. DSE owns the rights, it isn’t in question,to the late Dr. Seuss’ entire literary collection. So when David Gerrold, the man who … Continue reading

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FamilySearch 2018 Achievements and 2019 Plans

In checking FamilySearch‘s blog, I came across achievement highlights for 2018: https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/familysearch-2018-genealogy-highlights/ and goals for 2019: https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/familysearch-2019-whats-coming/. Some brief highlights from the 2018 link above, a few more are in the link as well as other details: 4.3 million volunteer … Continue reading

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MyHeritageDNA Announces Price Point for Full Access on Transfers

MyHeritageDNA reduced full free access for DNA transfers starting December 16, 2018. You now get free limited transfer access for those who upload after December 15, 2018. They mentioned testing price points. Looks like they came up with a price … Continue reading

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Tabletop Tuesday – Adding Variety to Fantasy Races — Pop Culture Uncovered

Crass, Scottish dwarves. Elegant, Celtic elves. Jovial, English halflings. Monstrous, barbarian orcs. We’ve seen these clichés repeatedly, most of them stemming from popular Euro-fantasy tropes of the 20th century. Whether it was Tolkien or Gygax, the portrayal of fantasy races … Continue reading

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