Category Archives: DNA Tools

Animal DNA Testing Companies July 16, 2019

This is an update to my April 2019 post – Animal DNA Testing Companies. Some of the companies have tests on Amazon.com or GroupOn. Prices can vary significantly between the different Animal DNA companies. Also, what’s available at each company … Continue reading

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Scapple: A Tool I’m Use For DNA Matches — Hound on the Hunt

As you know, I’m working on the Beaton/Batten Mystery (sometimes it feels like all my genealogy moments are spent on it). I’m sure if I ever figure out who William Beaton’s parents were I don’t know what I’ll do with … Continue reading

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Animal DNA Testing Companies April 25, 2019

On July 16, 2019, I posted an updated list of Animal DNA testing companies – Animal DNA Testing Companies July 16, 2019. It has the latest information on the various Animal DNA testing companies as there were some changes since … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Comparing Admixtures Using Visuals — The DNA Geek

By: Erik Schaefer Remember the excitement of receiving your first DNA results and wanting to share them with everyone? I was that person once. But after that excitement fades, many of us realize there are differences between our “paper trails” … Continue reading

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RootsFinder DNA Tools

Updated February 23, 2019 after a comment made by one of the RootsFinder team: RootsFinder DNA Tools group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/205093263417577/ and RootsFinder YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxlfj_6Qy8_BMZBJEbPn9Ncy5f9qKV78t. Big thank you for the update from RootsFinder. I somehow missed this in my … Continue reading

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TotheLetter DNA Update February 5, 2019

From their Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/pg/totheletterDNA/posts/?ref=page_internal. Their website: https://www.totheletterdna.com/. We have now written to all our customers to let them know the results of their extractions and genotyping. As we’ve previously posted, we have now tried two different extraction methods … Continue reading

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Genetic Affairs’ AutoCluster now has “Enriched Surnames” feature! — The Intrepid Sleuth

I swear Dr. Blom’s brain never sleeps. His AutoCluster tool quickly and easily forms shared match clusters from DNA test results without users having to download any software. It should be in everyone’s DNA analysis toolbox. And thanks to that … Continue reading

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Ethnicity DNA Results Don’t Match Your Paper Ethnicity?

This is one of the most common complaints or questions I see in various social media groups, mostly Facebook, although it sometimes crops on Twitter. The usual explanation, by a very large margin, is the science isn’t there yet. That’s … Continue reading

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Current November 2018 DNA Sales

Updated December 1, 2018: removed sticky and posting Current December 2018 DNA Sales post in a few minutes. Updated November 28, 2018: minor price updates; updated November 27, 2018: removed Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sales that ended, added Christmas/Year-End Sales, and … Continue reading

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AncestryDNA Offering DNA Traits for $19.99 and Rumors of Dropping AncestryDNA Price to $79

In one of the Facebook groups I belong to, I saw a post about AncestryDNA Traits: https://www.ancestry.com/cs/offers/traitsadd?ucdmid=05955548-0006-0000-0000-000000000000&tg=E25d6e79-60a5-465d-92d6-4bd27adb8718&fbclid=IwAR1s4nYLwwFO-FK14CEvuxx3-wf8bzbtNtAY4YK8tbz6iHM2q5yHA48MSUM (don’t know if it’s an affiliate link or not). It’s $19.99 and includes 18 traits according to the link. Indicates a Compare Feature … Continue reading

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