Category Archives: DNA

Action needed in advance So those of us who tested on 23andMe before the whole kerfluffle with the FDA and access to health reports are finally seeing some action in transitioning our accounts over to the new 23andMe reporting system. … Continue reading

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Changes in terms of use announced The genealogical community spoke… and a genealogical company listened. MyHeritage has thoroughly revised its terms of use for its newly-announced DNA Matching service — and the terms that the community may have had qualms … Continue reading

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Updated matching in Family Finder test announced No, it’s not Sunday, so it may seem a bit odd for DNA to be the focus of the blog today. But there’s a change coming to Family Tree DNA‘s matching system for … Continue reading

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Read the fine print The genealogy website MyHeritage announced this week that it’s launching a new DNA matching service. Using raw DNA files from testing companies such as Family Tree DNA, AncestryDNA or 23andMe, and family tree files uploaded by … Continue reading

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The other side of the coin Just yesterday, at the spring seminar of the New Hampshire Society of Genealogists, The Legal Genealogist stood before a group of enthusiasts and reminded everyone in the room (the speaker included) that DNA — … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day all! It is Mother’s Day here in the United States. Those of us who are mothers are (with some luck) getting feted by the children and grandchildren. Those of us whose mothers and grandmothers are still alive … Continue reading

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All over the map Take a careful look at the chart below showing the ethnicity estimates of four people based on their autosomal DNA testing. All four were tested at the same company, all four analyzed against the same reference … Continue reading

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The lure of DNA So The Legal Genealogist picked up some new cousins this week. Well, not exactly new, of course, but newly discovered, thanks to DNA. One is Gary. He lives in Texas, and he’s a third cousin once … Continue reading

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April’s DNA sales It will be 63 years come Monday. That’s the anniversary of the day when Cambridge University scientists James D. Watson and Frances H.C. Crick announced they were sure that the structure of DNA was the double helix … Continue reading

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Act now to preserve data There are changes coming soon — possibly very very soon — to the matching system at AncestryDNA that may make some of the folks who’ve tested there lose some bits and pieces of information they … Continue reading

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