Category Archives: Autosomal DNA

Update to Genealogical DNA Testing vs. Sperm Banks Promise of Anonymity Post

I posted about this situation earlier: Genealogical DNA Testing vs. Sperm Banks Promise of Anonymity. A friend at MHGS (Midwest Historical and Genealogical Society)  – http://mhgswichita.org/wp/ sent me this link recently: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/16/health/sperm-donation-dna-testing.html. NW Cryobank is known to be aggressive in … Continue reading

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Does Chemotherapy and Radiation Affect Spit Kit DNA Tests?

Standard Disclaimer: I am not a medical health professional and any comments I post are not intended, nor should they be construed, as medical advice. If you believe you are experiencing a medical emergency, dial 911 (where applicable) or contact … Continue reading

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AncestryDNA Updates Rolling Out

According to some reports, the following items have been rolled out to some individuals and should be rolled out to all AncestryDNA testers at some point: Sort by relationship level The ability to create and modify groups Filter by contact … Continue reading

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Reminder AncestryDNA, FamilyTree DNA, and MyHeritageDNA $59 Sales End February 14, 2019

Just a  reminder the $59 DNA sales at AncestryDNA – https://www.ancestry.com/dna/; also $59 on Amazon.com, FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA) – https://www.familytreedna.com/products/family-finder; also $59 on Amazon, and MyHeritageDNA – https://www.myheritage.com/dna; $69 on Amazon end tomorrow, February 14, 2019.

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Valentine’s Day Sales — The DNA Geek

It’s that time of year: Valentine’s Day. Love is in the air! Chocolate is abundant. And if you’re not in the spirit, the El Paso Zoo will name a cockroach after your ex then feed it to a meerkat. There’s … Continue reading

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Let Iceland Be Your Guide If You Plan On Getting Married and Having Children

Iceland is isolated and tends to have few non-natives move to the country. It also has a small population: hair shy of 350,000. They created an app to see if your potential date is too close to marry: https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/kissing-cousins-icelandic-app-warns-if-your-date-is-a-relative-1.1390256. I … Continue reading

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Looking at the alternatives — The Legal Genealogist

DNA companies take a stand on police access The news that Family Tree DNA (FTDNA) had allowed law enforcement to submit crime scene samples into its testing database to search for the identities of suspects without a court order has … Continue reading

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