How DNA is Used to Identify Servicemember Remains

Yesterday afternoon I watched a wonderful presentation by Ruy Cardoso titled "War Stories: Tales from Military Repatriation Research."  It was hosted by the Association for Professional Genealogists (APG).  (If you are a member of APG, you will be able see the recording through the APG website soon.)  Ruy Cardoso has worked on over twenty cases researching… Continue reading How DNA is Used to Identify Servicemember Remains

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Comparing Ethnicity Estimates at Ancestry, FamilyTreeDNA and MyHeritage: Case Study

This weekend a relative received their DNA results back from Ancestry.  As I have written earlier, I started out testing relatives at FamilyTreeDNA.  But now Ancestry has a much larger database, so I have started testing family there. I had the chance to talk to my relative on the phone as I looked at the… Continue reading Comparing Ethnicity Estimates at Ancestry, FamilyTreeDNA and MyHeritage: Case Study

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Still Time to Register for DNA Lectures at Jamboree Held Thursday

This Thursday is the DNA Day for the Southern California Genealogy Jamboree.  If you can be there in person, I am jealous.  If not, you can still register to see up to six of the lectures via streaming.  The streamed sessions: Diahan Southard TH005 / Level: B,I / $20 Five Tips to Make Sense of… Continue reading Still Time to Register for DNA Lectures at Jamboree Held Thursday

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MyHeritage DNA Introduces Ethnicity Estimates

Today MyHeritage announced that their site now has ethnicity estimates for DNA testers.  MyHeritage sells their own DNA test, and for now still accepts free uploads of DNA results from other DNA testing companies.  It may be a good time for you to bring your results to MyHeritage, if you haven't already.  Once the database… Continue reading MyHeritage DNA Introduces Ethnicity Estimates

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Citation is an Art; Multiple Formats Can All be Valid

In genealogy, citing your sources is vital.  But sometimes it feels like there are so many different types of citation formats to memorize, from vital records to online sources to samplers.  It can feel discouraging to try to format a citation on your own, and then discover that Elizabeth Shown Mills did it a different… Continue reading Citation is an Art; Multiple Formats Can All be Valid