Category Archives: Y-DNA

Church of England Approves Exhumation for DNA Purposes

In searching for DNA news, I found several articles about the Church of England approving an exhumation for DNA purposes to determine if the deceased was the person who committed the crimes his son was convicted of committing. Here are … Continue reading

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Finding Your Bio People – Testing Companies – Part II — The ABC Blog

When I tested there were not as many “commercial” testing companies as there are now. There are “professional” labs that have done testing for years. With the launch of Ancestry.com autosomal DNA testing in 2012 testing for the average person … Continue reading

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23andMe The Story of Your DNA Book

In an unusual twist, I noticed my niece had tested with 23andMe. She’s the same niece that tested at AncestryDNA a while back. Her test had to be recent as she’s only on the middle of page 4 when I … Continue reading

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One little change — The Legal Genealogist

Enable us, Family Tree DNA! The furor over the unilateral decision of the genealogical DNA testing company Family Tree DNA to change its terms of service and open its customer database to law enforcement for use in criminal investigations comes … Continue reading

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Will My Search for Half-Siblings Be Successful?

I have three (3) known half-siblings. By known, I am referring to knowing that how many I have been told about. To break them down, they are all females. One is on Mom’s side, 52 Ancestors Week 11 The Sister … 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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FTDNA Opens the Door to the Cops — The DNA Geek

This post has been updated. Today, Buzzfeed broke the story that Family Tree DNA has been allowing FBI agents to use their database for criminal investigations. What’s more, Gene-by-Gene, the parent company of FTDNA, is selling DNA analysis services to … Continue reading

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