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What Prevents DNA Circles Formation on Ancestry

Here’s a good basic primer on how to improve your odds of a DNA Circle forming on Ancestry – However, I didn’t see clear-cut limitations on some things that have been reported as preventing formation of a DNA Circle. … Continue reading

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RootsWeb Slowly Coming Back Online

As mentioned on RootsWeb yesterday, Update: January 23, 2018 Great news on the progress of getting RootsWeb back online. Today, we are bringing WorldConnect, one of our most valued features, back online. As we make WorldConnect available, it will … Continue reading

Posted in, EOGN, Hist Gen Societies, MHGS, MHGS, RootsWeb | Leave a comment and Last Logged In Date And Messaging Problems

For those who depend on’s last logged in date to figure out if a member has been on recently, stop relying on it. It’s based on the last time somebody logged in after logging out. Many people never or … Continue reading

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Interesting Take on Find-A-Grave Update

I saw this link,, in a Facebook group. 1) Ad-heavy interface – I agree wholeheartedly. Way too many ads on the new site. If Ancestry is trying to kill Find-A-Grave, they couldn’t have chosen a better way than too many … Continue reading

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MyHeritage DNA Ethnic Update and Chromosome Browser

As mentioned on MyHeritage’s blog, here’s a brief blurb from the blog: We’re excited to announce major updates and improvements to DNA Matching rolled out today for all our users. Anyone who took a MyHeritage DNA test, and anyone … Continue reading

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RootsWeb Still Off-line And Going To Be For a While

I tried to find a US GenWeb Kentucky county site, but it’s on RootsWeb and I received the following message: RootsWeb is currently unavailable We have been in the process of improving the site throughout 2017, and as a result … Continue reading

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Cautions About DNA Testing Results

I give presentations about genealogical DNA on a regular basis. I also belong to way too many DNA groups on Facebook. One of the things I see in those groups and sometimes in audience questions involves expectations. For adoptees or … Continue reading

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