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GEDmatch security breach — The Legal Genealogist

Without further comment… From the GEDmatch.com Facebook page: Text of the above image: “On the morning of July 19, GEDmatch experienced a security breach orchestrated through a sophisticated attack on one of our servers via an existing user account. We … Continue reading

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GEDmatch Breach Update – July 20, 2020

Updated July 21, 2020 – after I was home, I saw GEDmatch posted on Facebook that it was a security breach and I posted this tomorrow – GEDmatch security breach — The Legal Genealogist (citation included below). Cite/link to this … Continue reading

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FGS goes virtual — The Legal Genealogist

Final Federation of Genealogical Societies conference online COVID19 has claimed another in-person victim — this time, the planned 2020 conference of the Federation of Genealogical Societies, scheduled for 2-5 September 2020, in Kansas City. That’s the bad news, and it’s … Continue reading

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Hats off to Internet Archive — The Legal Genealogist

The National Emergency Library A colleague asked the question on Facebook just yesterday: with all the libraries closing, how are we to find things to read? And a big answer came at the same time — just yesterday — from … Continue reading

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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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