Category Archives: DNA

What DNA can tell us Every so often, even those of us who work with DNA test results on a regular basis are just astounded, not just by what DNA can do … but even more by what stories it … Continue reading

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Those dratted ethnicity percentages It’s a question that just won’t go away. No matter how many times The Legal Genealogist warns — and most others interested in genetic genealogy agree — that the ethnicity estimates provided by DNA testing companies … Continue reading

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The conference news It’s an exciting time to be a genetic genealogist. The DNA world continues to develop and evolve and nowhere was that more evident than in Salt Lake City this past week as announcement after announcement came from … Continue reading

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It’s a brave new world out there Those genealogists who, like The Legal Genealogist, use DNA testing as part of our family history research often have to answer questions from our cousins about the way their DNA test results can … Continue reading

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Making the most of your 2015 DNA testing dollars In 2012, The Legal Genealogist led off a Sunday DNA blog by asking “how do you get the most bang for the DNA buck?”1 That was followed up in 2013 with … Continue reading

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Ask first So last week the question posed to The Legal Genealogist was whether the cousin who had paid for a DNA test should share the results with the cousin who took the DNA test. The no-brainer answer is yes.1 … Continue reading

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Access to results A question arrived by email a couple of days ago that left The Legal Genealogist simply shaking her head. “My cousin bought two DNA test kits and asked if I would like to use one,” the reader … Continue reading

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Yes and no DNA is so often a matter of bad news mixed in with the good, isn’t it? And this past week’s news out of Salt Lake City has been no exception. The bad news Let’s get the bad … Continue reading

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Starting the New Year off right So here we are on the first Sunday of 2015, and The Legal Genealogist stops to take stock on the DNA side of genealogy. What am I doing right, what am I doing wrong, … Continue reading

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2014 DNA retrospective Here we are, in the last days of 2014, so it’s time to stop for a moment, and reflect. And, yes, The Legal Genealogist really does know it’s Monday and not Sunday, but hey… I had something … Continue reading

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