Tag Archives: FamilyTree DNA

More Privacy Concerns at Family Tree DNA — The DNA Geek

On 31 January, 2019, we learned from Buzzfeed that Family Tree DNA had allowed the FBI to use their customer database for criminal investigations. In fact, they had even changed their Terms of Service in December, without notifying said customers … Continue reading

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Commercial researchers gain FTDNA access — The Legal Genealogist

Bode Technology using FTDNA matching system The news about police access to the DNA matching system at Family Tree DNA just keeps getting worse. First, it was that, under an agreement with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, a few crime … Continue reading

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Reminder AncestryDNA, FamilyTree DNA, and MyHeritageDNA $59 Sales End February 14, 2019

Just a  reminder the $59 DNA sales at AncestryDNA – https://www.ancestry.com/dna/; also $59 on Amazon.com, FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA) – https://www.familytreedna.com/products/family-finder; also $59 on Amazon, and MyHeritageDNA – https://www.myheritage.com/dna; $69 on Amazon end tomorrow, February 14, 2019.

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Let Iceland Be Your Guide If You Plan On Getting Married and Having Children

Iceland is isolated and tends to have few non-natives move to the country. It also has a small population: hair shy of 350,000. They created an app to see if your potential date is too close to marry: https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/kissing-cousins-icelandic-app-warns-if-your-date-is-a-relative-1.1390256. I … Continue reading

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Looking at the alternatives — The Legal Genealogist

DNA companies take a stand on police access The news that Family Tree DNA (FTDNA) had allowed law enforcement to submit crime scene samples into its testing database to search for the identities of suspects without a court order has … Continue reading

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LivingDNA – Please Get Your Act Together

I do not like it when fanboys/girls defend a company because they either like the company so much or they are in such deep denial they can’t accept somebody who points out problems with a company. Back in mid-December 2017, … Continue reading

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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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