Category Archives: The Legal Genealogist

Opt-out is not informed consent — The Legal Genealogist

Outing the unwitting There’s an old adage that may date back — if internet sources are to be believed — as far as Roman times. 1,154 more words via Opt-out is not informed consent — The Legal Genealogist. Cite/link to this … Continue reading

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A good start by FTDNA — The Legal Genealogist

An opt-out system for police matching It’s never easy to step back, take a deep breath, and admit you’ve made a mistake. So The Legal Genealogist… 1,400 more words via A good start by FTDNA — The Legal Genealogist. Cite/link to … Continue reading

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DNA Testing – What’s the Best Test?

Updated March 12, 2019: added links to Promethease, Livewello, and several other companies that were compared by SelfDecode below so you can decide for yourself which may best suit your needs and budget. I decided to add this one as … Continue reading

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Commercial researchers gain FTDNA access — The Legal Genealogist

Bode Technology using FTDNA matching system The news about police access to the DNA matching system at Family Tree DNA just keeps getting worse. First, it was that, under an agreement with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, a few crime … Continue reading

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The logical fallacy — The Legal Genealogist

In response to FTDNA The Legal Genealogist doesn’t usually write about DNA day after day. But I surely will when the issue remains hot — and there are reasons to do so. 940 more words via The logical fallacy — The … Continue reading

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Opening the DNA floodgates — The Legal Genealogist

FTDNA database now wide open to law enforcement The Legal Genealogist has long been one of the biggest fans of the DNA testing company, Family Tree DNA (FTDNA), part of the Gene by Gene companies of Houston, Texas. A company … Continue reading

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And still not soup… — The Legal Genealogist

Ethnicity estimates are still just estimates There’s been a bit of a buzz recently as the DNA testing company 23andMe has updated its ethnicity estimates. For most people — The Legal Genealogist included — the estimates seem to be a … Continue reading

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