Category Archives: DNA

Linking trees and DNA Big news on the genetic genealogy front today — an announcement from MyHeritage that it has partnered with 23andMe to provide a tie-in between the DNA information of 23andMe and the family trees and matching technology … Continue reading

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Serendipity strikes again So the semi-annual meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Board for Certification of Genealogists® is underway in Salt Lake City and, as is the BCG custom, Board-certified genealogists donated their time yesterday to offer free … Continue reading

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The case of the disappearing “matches” Yes, actually The Legal Genealogist is aware that it isn’t Sunday, so it’s unusual to have a post about DNA appear in this space. But AncestryDNA hosted an informational session with a number of … Continue reading

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Why DNA test? The question came up yesterday afternoon, as it so often does, when genetic genealogists try to caution against thinking that DNA testing is the be-all and end-all of research. The Legal Genealogist was sitting in on a … Continue reading

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Come on, matchmaker… make me that match! The Legal Genealogist‘s favorite cartoon of all time is one that perfectly sums up my view of patience. It shows two vultures sitting on a branch. One of them turns to the other … Continue reading

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Videos from I4GG now available So you missed the first Institute for Genetic Genealogy (I4GG) near Washington, D.C., in August. A first-ever gathering of more than 400 people who wanted to know more about DNA and its use in genealogical … Continue reading

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Something to plan for So the question came up more than once yesterday when The Legal Genealogist and the Chicago Genealogical Society together explored the uses of DNA in genealogical research at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library: Who owns your … Continue reading

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DNA and Jack the Ripper You have to love it. Even the possibility that DNA could solve the coldest of cold cases just has to make a genetic genealogist smile. And though there are a fair number of as-yet-unanswered question, … Continue reading

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DNA in DC Wow. That’s all The Legal Genealogist can say. It’s all any of us who were fortunate enough to attend the first Institute for Genetic Genealogy, held this past weekend in the Washington, D.C., area, can say. Wow. … Continue reading

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Don’t wait… Hundreds of genealogists are gathering this weekend in Chevy Chase, Maryland, talking and learning about using genetics and DNA to help understand our family history. And that hurts. Because there’s a member if my family who would have … Continue reading

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