MyHeritage DNA Adds a New Filter

MyHeritage DNA Adds a New Filter

MyHeritage DNA has added a new filter which looks at shared DNA between you and a shared match. Read more about how this small tool is a big deal! Even small tools can make a big difference. MyHeritage is famous (or they should be!) for giving us multiple kinds of...

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1950 Census : Make DNA Connections

1950 Census : Make DNA Connections

The 1950 census is going public! Here are 3 strategies for making DNA connections using recent censuses. Good news: you don’t have to be an experienced genealogist–or a subscription website member–to search the 1950 U.S. census or use it to explore your DNA matches or build your family tree.

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The Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation | DNA History

The Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation | DNA History

What was the Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation? It made DNA history by starting a pioneering genetic genealogy database. The SMGF is also part of OUR history. Enjoy these memories and pictures from the exciting, early days of using DNA to explore family history!

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MyHeritage DNA Advanced Tools: Worth $29 Unlock Fee?

MyHeritage DNA Advanced Tools: Worth $29 Unlock Fee?

Access to MyHeritage DNA advanced DNA tools requires a $29 unlock fee for those who transfer their DNA. What are those advanced DNA tools? Are they worth it? Do you have to pay the fee for each test you upload? We have answers. Many of you have transferred your DNA from another testing company...

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How to Label Your MyHeritage DNA Matches

How to Label Your MyHeritage DNA Matches

Use labels to organize your MyHeritage DNA matches so you can make more family history discoveries! Here’s how–and here’s a tip for finding a Best Known Match using the Theory of Family Relativity so you can create genetic networks.

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How Accurate is 23andMe? Ancestry and Ethnicity

How Accurate is 23andMe? Ancestry and Ethnicity

23andMe is one of the most popular consumer DNA tests in the world. People wonder how accurate its ancestry and ethnicity reports are. We have answers. Recently, we published an article describing various ways a consumer DNA test for family history can be wrong—and about how much of the time,...

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Can a DNA Test Be Wrong?

Can a DNA Test Be Wrong?

Can a DNA test be wrong? Usually not, and very rarely yes. Here we bust 3 common misconceptions about why you may think your Ancestry, 23andMe, MyHeritage, Family Tree DNA or Living DNA results are wrong. And, if you have unexpected results, what to do next.

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