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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Registration Open for Free Southern California Jamboree Streaming Sessions

Registration is now open to view live streaming sessions of the Southern California Genealogy Jamboree conference June 9-11.  Registration is free, sponsored by Ancestry.  Register on the website here.  Register to see the sessions live and then on-demand until July 10. Right before the conference is a day of DNA lectures on June 8th.  You… Continue reading Registration Open for Free Southern California Jamboree Streaming Sessions

DNA Used to Identify Child in Casket Discovered While Renovating Home in San Francisco

A year ago a very old child's coffin was discovered during a home renovation in San Francisco.  In the 1800's the land had been part of the Odd Fellows Cemetery of the Richmond District.  Tens of thousands of remains from the cemetery were relocated, but apparently these were left behind.  The nonprofit Garden of Innocence… Continue reading DNA Used to Identify Child in Casket Discovered While Renovating Home in San Francisco

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How to Help an Older Person Take a Saliva-Based DNA Test

This weekend I met Judy Russell, the Legal Genealogist, at her seminar hosted by the Root Cellar Sacramento Genealogical Society.  I mentioned that my grandmother was having difficulty taking the saliva-based DNA tests from Ancestry and 23andMe.  Judy had heard of a way to make it work.  She sent me this link: How to do… Continue reading How to Help an Older Person Take a Saliva-Based DNA Test

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Judy Russell Coming to Root Cellar, Sacramento Genealogical Society

Judy Russell, the Legal Genealogist, is speaking at the Root Cellar, the Sacramento Genealogical Society, spring seminar on May 6th.  There is one week left to register.  Lecture topics are: Dowered or Bound Out (Records of Widows & Orphans) The Fair Court (Chancery Court) No Person Shall…Gallop Horses in the Streets (Court Records) After the… Continue reading Judy Russell Coming to Root Cellar, Sacramento Genealogical Society

Register for NGS Conference 2017 Live Streaming

Would you love to watch some of the lectures from the NGS conference next month, but can't make it to Raleigh in person?  Register now for Live Streaming. NGS is offering two Live Streaming packages, one with DNA lectures and a second with BCG skillbuilding lectures.  The skillbuilding lecturers include Elizabeth Shown Mills (she is… Continue reading Register for NGS Conference 2017 Live Streaming