Category Archives: Facebook

GEDmatch No Longer Accepting FTDNA Uploads

As posted on GEDmatch’s page, it is no longer accepting FamilyTreeDNA (FTDNA) uploads. No details other than requesting you to contact FTDNA if you have questions. Numerous requests posted on FTDNA’s Facebook page and in various Facebook groups that include … Continue reading

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FamilyTreeDNA Limited Free Autosomal Transfer Available Now

I mentioned FamilyTreeDNA (FTDNA) rolling out a limited free update several days ago in this blog post: http://upsdownsfamilyhistory.com/2014/10/familytreedna-to-offer-limited-free-transfers-from-ancestrydna-and-23andme-full-transfer-39 I checked this morning and the free transfer is now live. I went to https://www.familytreedna.com/products.aspx and scrolled down a bit. If you click on … Continue reading

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First Impressions Find-A-Grave Upload Untranscribed Photos

I mentioned Find-A-Grave’s new upload untranscribed photos in this blog post: http://upsdownsfamilyhistory.com/2014/10/find-a-grave-beta-testing-uploading-untranscribed-photos  After running a couple of photos through the process, I came to a few conclusions. First, they mentioned a seven (7) day grace period before the photos hit … Continue reading

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Link to Brother Borealis Blog Post on 25 Things People Mistakenly Say to Yoopers

Found this article on Facebook: 25 Things People Mistakenly Say to Yoopers It’s rare to see a factoid list on Facebook written by people from the area and it’s obvious to those of us from those areas when the person making … Continue reading

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Why I Don’t Use Photos for Family Comparisons

A common occurrence in many Facebook genealogy groups is the posting of two photographs with a request to decide if the person in picture A is the same person in picture B. The photos were often taken at different angles … Continue reading

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Blue Skyways Is No More and Took KSGenWeb With It

Blue Skyways website was taken down at the end of June. Unfortunately, the take down resulted in the loss of the Kansas GenWeb part of the USGenWeb site. The Kansas State Historical Society (KSHS) stated on its Blue Skyways Transition page … Continue reading

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Successful Meeting of Genealogy and Mental Health

This entry for the 52 Ancestors challenge by Schalene Jennings Dagutis is a great example of a way around some of the problems associated with mental health roadblocks in genealogy research. Diaries are kept by many people and may contain a lot of … Continue reading

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