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My Full mtDNA Results

In re-blogging The Legal Genealogist’s post earlier – https://upsdownsfamilyhistory.wordpress.com/2019/06/23/why-chase-that-mtdna-the-legal-genealogist, I decided to do a separate post on my full mtDNA results. Cite/link to this post: Judy G. Russell, “Why chase that mtDNA,” The Legal Genealogist (https://www.legalgenealogist.com/blog : posted 23 June … Continue reading

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Why chase that mtDNA — The Legal Genealogist

Isn’t one perfect match enough? Some of those who’ve been following along with The Legal Genealogist‘s quest for a definitive answer to the identity of an elusive fourth great grandmother have had a question. 1,313 more words via Why chase that … Continue reading

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Welcome, Number 10! — The Legal Genealogist

New York legislature passes adoptee OBC bill As the hours and even minutes ticked down to the adjournment of the New York legislature’s 2019 session, adoptees and genealogists held their breath. 523 more words via Welcome, Number 10! — The Legal … Continue reading

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Opt-out is not informed consent — The Legal Genealogist

Outing the unwitting There’s an old adage that may date back — if internet sources are to be believed — as far as Roman times. 1,154 more words via Opt-out is not informed consent — The Legal Genealogist. Cite/link to this … Continue reading

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A good start by FTDNA — The Legal Genealogist

An opt-out system for police matching It’s never easy to step back, take a deep breath, and admit you’ve made a mistake. So The Legal Genealogist… 1,400 more words via A good start by FTDNA — The Legal Genealogist. Cite/link to … Continue reading

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DNA Testing – What’s the Best Test?

Updated March 12, 2019: added links to Promethease, Livewello, and several other companies that were compared by SelfDecode below so you can decide for yourself which may best suit your needs and budget. I decided to add this one as … 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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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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The thing and the rights — The Legal Genealogist

… copyrights, that is … Reader Mindy Jarrett just ran head-first into one of the most common — and yet most perplexing — copyright problems to plague genealogists. 1,090 more words via The thing and the rights — The Legal Genealogist. … Continue reading

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