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AncestryDNA Hits 15 Million Kits Processed May 21, 2019

I missed this announcement from Ancestry.com as I was expecting it to appear on their blog, but it’s not posted there. I saw a blogger announce it today that Ancestry had hit 15 million kits processed mark recently. When I … Continue reading

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Family Mystery Solved Thanks to MyHeritage DNA – May 23, 2019

I found this today during my daily search – Family Mystery Solved Thanks to MyHeritage DNA – May 23, 2019: https://blog.myheritage.com/2019/05/family-mystery-solved-thanks-to-myheritage-dna/. Sandra Poli was born in Colombia where she was raised by her adoptive family before moving to Miami, Florida … Continue reading

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Informed Consent: What It Is, What It Isn’t, and Why It’s Necessary — The DNA Geek

The genetic genealogy community is in turmoil. People are angry, accusations are flying, and friendships are sundering. All over something as seemingly straightforward as whether we have the right to decide whether our DNA data can be used by law … Continue reading

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How anonymous is an anonymous sperm or egg donor – Joyce Harper YouTube Video

Thank you to Debbie Kennett for sharing this YouTube video – How anonymous is an anonymous sperm or egg donor – Joyce Harper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdh2nBoiRNU&feature=youtu.be (around 1:28 minutes long). Simply put, since so many people have DNA tested in the last … Continue reading

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Understanding Your Ancestral Origins – FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA)

I didn’t notice this yesterday when I checked their blog, https://blog.familytreedna.com/, but I saw it today even though it’s dated May 10, 2019 – Understanding Your Ancestral Origins – FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA): https://blog.familytreedna.com/understanding-your-ancestral-origins/. Of all required academic literature in grade … Continue reading

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FamilySearch Celebrates 20 Years Online

In doing my usual daily search of Some of the Places I Find Articles, I saw this – FamilySearch Celebrates 20 Years Online: https://media.familysearch.org/familysearch-celebrates-20-years-online/https://media.familysearch.org/familysearch-celebrates-20-years-online/. Happy 20th Online Birthday FamilySearch. A word of caution: not everything you find linked on FamilySearch … Continue reading

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The choice that really isn’t — The Legal Genealogist

GEDmatch opt out is an illusion Dealing with privacy issues when it comes to DNA databases created for genealogical purposes is like trying to nail jello to a tree. 1,072 more words via The choice that really isn’t — The Legal … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Honor Your Ancestors at the Cemetery on Memorial Day – BillionGraves Tombstone Tuesdays May 21, 2019

I saw this this afternoon on BillionGraves – 10 Ways to Honor Your Ancestors at the Cemetery on Memorial Day – BillionGraves Tombstone Tuesdays May 21, 2019: https://blog.billiongraves.com/2019/05/21/10-ways-to-honor-your-ancestors-at-the-cemetery-on-memorial-day/. For those not familiar, Memorial Day is a U. S. holiday celebrated … Continue reading

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FindMyPastDNA $65 Father’s Day Sale Ends June 17, 2019

I saw on FindMyPastDNA https://www.findmypast.com/ancestry-dna-testing/ is offering a $65 USD ($85 CAD) Father’s Day Sale that ends June 17, 2019. They use LivingDNA to process the kits.

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GEDmatch reverses course — The Legal Genealogist

Law enforcement matching now opt-in only Informed consent is the essential underpinning of ethical DNA testing and results-sharing. All persons who test have the right to make their own individual choices about testing and about the uses to which their … Continue reading

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