Category Archives: Autosomal DNA

Optimising your Privacy with DNA tests — DNA and Family Tree Research

Here are some practical hints and tips to optimise your Privacy if you are thinking of doing a DNA test (or you have already done one).1) Don’t test!This is the simplest way to avoid exposing your self to potential online … Continue reading

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Why 23andMe Loves Neanderthals, And You Should Too – July 12, 2019

I saw this in an e-mail yesterday from 23andMe‘s weekly update – Why 23andMe Loves Neanderthals, And You Should Too: https://blog.23andme.com/ancestry/why-23andme-love-neanderthals-and-you-should-too/. Neanderthals may be an ancient species, but their genetics continue to surprise us to this day. –snip– For instance, … Continue reading

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A Handy Guide to the DNA Terms You Need to Understand – FindMyPastDNA July 4, 2019

I saw this on FindMyPast earlier this afternoon – A Handy Guide to the DNA Terms You Need to Understand – FindMyPastDNA July 4, 2019: https://blog.findmypast.com/dna-glossary-2639080447.html. Note: FindMyPastDNA uses LivingDNA to process the FindMyPastDNA kits. None of the links below … Continue reading

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Reminder: Ancestry’s DNA Circles Will Vanish July 1 – Act Now to Preserve — DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

This is reminder that Ancestry is permanently removing DNA Circles from customer accounts on July 1st. If you have not recorded the information held in your Circles and New Ancestor Discoveries, if you had any, do that NOW. There is … Continue reading

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Genealogical Database Growth Slows — The DNA Geek

The past year has seen a chilling in the genetic genealogy industry: DNA kit sales are down drastically since April 2018. I don’t work for any of the testing companies, nor do I have any special insight into their official … Continue reading

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Ancestry® Unveils Over 225 New Communities for Members Who Have Ties to France, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand June 19, 2019

I saw this posted on Ancestry’s blog a couple of hours ago – Ancestry® Unveils Over 225 New Communities for Members Who Have Ties to France, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand: https://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2019/06/19/ancestry-unveils-over-225-new-communities-for-members-who-have-ties-to-france-canada-the-united-kingdom-australia-and-new-zealand/. At Ancestry®, we leverage the … Continue reading

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MyHeritageDNA Tests Available at Some Costco Stores in the U. K. and Iceland June 17, 2019

Update: As of sometime between last night and this afternoon (June 18, 2019), MyHeritage changed it from Ireland to Iceland. The below copy/paste had Ireland as that’s what it said when I copy/pasted it. I saw this update earlier today … Continue reading

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DNA Testing the Recently Deceased — DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

No one really want to think about this, but it happens. You’ve always meant to DNA test someone, and they’ve agreed, but either you didn’t order the kit, or the kit is far away from where they passed away. What … Continue reading

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William Tully Brown, USMC Navajo Code Talker, Passes Over — DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

USMC Veteran, William Tully Brown, Navajo Code Talker, wearing his uniform for the last time when he swabbed to provide his DNA for posterity. What a legacy this man leaves, literally from the beginning of his life to the very … Continue reading

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Ancestry Surpasses 15 Million DNA Customers – Ancestry.com

It took Ancestry.com long enough to post it on their blog – Ancestry Surpasses 15 Million DNA Customers: https://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2019/05/31/ancestry-surpasses-15-million-dna-customers/.  I noted a while back they had posted it on their Facebook page – AncestryDNA Hits 15 Million Kits Processed May 21, … Continue reading

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