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Lost and found at FTDNA

Looking at the cousin match changes Three weeks ago, Family Tree DNA began rolling out a number of changes, many of which greatly impacted its cousin-matching algorithm for its autosomal Family Finder test. It took a bit longer than the company expected, as glitches...

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The separations

In life and in death It is perhaps something only a genealogist would notice. But it is still something ineffably sad. The separations of a babe from her mother, in life and in death. She rests with her paternal grandparents in the Mobridge, South Dakota, City...

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Snippets 2021 v.5

That exceptional administrator A week of law. Almost a week of African-American research. A week of DNA. A week of federal records. Heading into a week of methodology. Oh, and don't forget the more than a week of the Germans. It's institute season, plus a conference...

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Dotting the Ms

Chasing George ... again... Every so often, The Legal Genealogist's attention gets focused on George. You remember George. My nemesis scoundrel second great grandfather whose genetic makeup apparently never included anything vaguely resembling a gene for...

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Plain language from MyHeritage

Privacy update: data won't be sold It wasn't a big change in the language of the privacy policy at MyHeritage that just took effect last week. But it's an important change. In plain, unequivocal language, MyHeritage now states, in capital letters: MYHERITAGE HAS NEVER...

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A genealogist with a law degree, The Legal Genealogist Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL , is a lecturer, educator and writer. [More]

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