AncestryDNA Soon Requiring Each New DNA Kit to be Activated in a Unique Account

Ancestry announced that in two days, July 18th, each new AncestryDNA kit (except for minors) will need to be activated in a unique Ancestry account.  Ancestry wrote about it here: Enhancing Collaboration and Roles on DNA Results.  This will make AncestryDNA a less desirable product as a result.  The company is trying to advertise it as… Continue reading AncestryDNA Soon Requiring Each New DNA Kit to be Activated in a Unique Account

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How Much DNA I Share With Each of My Grandparents

Last week I finally received the results of my first DNA test.  Yay.  I wrote about it in My DNA Results are Back; Break Out the Chocolate!  Like every good genetic genealogist should, I transferred my results to other platforms to connect with other family members and to use their tools.  I transferred my Ancestry results… Continue reading How Much DNA I Share With Each of My Grandparents

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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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Why Does it Take So Long for Ancestry to Receive My DNA Sample?

Have you wondered why it seems to take so long for Ancestry to receive your DNA sample?  I did.  A few weeks ago during the DNA Day sales I ordered Ancestry DNA test kits.  My kit arrived in California and my mother's kit arrived in Florida on the same day, Tuesday, May 2nd.  I took… Continue reading Why Does it Take So Long for Ancestry to Receive My DNA Sample?

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