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That other DNA — The Legal Genealogist

Something else the letters stand for Everyone who reads The Legal Genealogist on a regular basis knows what DNA stands for. It’s deoxyribonucleic acid. One of two types of molecules that encode genetic information. 495 more words via That other DNA … 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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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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My Take on FamilyTree DNA and GEDmatch Law Enforcement Policies

Standard Disclaimer: I am not an attorney and any comments I post are not intended, nor should they be construed, as legal advice. If you need legal advice, please consult a legal expert who is familiar with the area of … Continue reading

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Happy mtDNA Day! — The Legal Genealogist

Mother’s Day 2019 It is and will forever remain one of The Legal Genealogist‘s favorite photographs. Six women — a mother and five daughters — who all share my mitochondrial line. 98 more words via Happy mtDNA Day! — The Legal … 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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The logical fallacy — The Legal Genealogist

In response to FTDNA The Legal Genealogist doesn’t usually write about DNA day after day. But I surely will when the issue remains hot — and there are reasons to do so. 940 more words via The logical fallacy — The … Continue reading

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Getty Images – Almost Free To Use – With Some Major Strings Attached

In case you haven’t heard Getty Images has made many of its images free to use as long as you follow the rules. I am going to defer to Judy G. Russell’s evaluation http://www.legalgenealogist.com/blog/2014/03/07/getty-images-not-quite-free-to-use I don’t plan on using them. While … Continue reading

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New Toy – Wordle (Word Cloud)

Thank you to Judy for introducing me to Wordle. After reading about Wordle on Judy’s blog http://www.legalgenealogist.com/blog/2014/01/27/terms-of-use-clouding-the-issue, I decided to try it out and see what it generated based on my blog. I was familiar with one of the other word cloud … Continue reading

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