DNA Cousins | More than Black and White

DNA Cousins | More than Black and White

DNA testing helps you discover DNA cousins. Read how one genealogist did just that and proved that family is more than black and white. Linda Crichlow White first became interested in genealogy in 2006, when she helped clean out the house of an elderly relative....

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How to Use Lucidchart | DNA & Genealogy

How to Use Lucidchart | DNA & Genealogy

How to use Lucidchart for DNA & genealogy? Here's a peek at how we use this online tool for creating descendancy charts and other family trees. I'm often asked what I use to create the beautiful, clear diagrams and charts in my DNA presentations and client reports. The answer is Lucidchart! I...

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Which DNA Tests Does FTDNA Offer?

Which DNA Tests Does FTDNA Offer?

Which DNA tests does FTDNA offer? Family Tree DNA offers three different DNA tests: Family Finder autosomal DNA, YDNA, and mtDNA, which can all help you connect to your DNA matches.  Founded in 2000, Family Tree DNA is the oldest DNA testing company in business. FTDNA is different from other DNA...

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Is GEDmatch Safe?

Is GEDmatch Safe?

Is GEDmatch safe? I get that question a lot. With your DNA, privacy, security and trust matter. So, what has happened to GEDmatch? Is your data digitally protected? Here are some answers--and alternatives to GEDmatch. I have been here since the beginning of the genetic genealogy world and I have...

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AncestryDNA Chromosome Painter | Dig Deeper into DNA Ethnicity

AncestryDNA Chromosome Painter | Dig Deeper into DNA Ethnicity

Have you explored the AncestryDNA chromosome painter? This exciting new interactive feature, companion to their Ethnicity Inheritance feature and similarly fueled by AncestryDNA’s SideView™ technology, assigns your DNA ethnicity estimates from each parent to specific chromosomes. AncestryDNA has...

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23AndMe v AncestryDNA: Which is Better?

23AndMe v AncestryDNA: Which is Better?

Wondering about 23andMe v AncestryDNA? Both offer useful tools to understand your DNA. Here's a quick comparison of the two DNA testing companies (ethnicity, matches, genealogy tools and health information). You'll be able to decide which is best for you! If you are trying to decide which DNA...

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23andMe+

23andMe+

23andMe+ ….What is it? How much does it cost? Is it worth it for learning more about your genetic health risks or your ancestry? We have answers. 

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Haplogroup L7 | A New mtDNA Limb

Haplogroup L7 | A New mtDNA Limb

Haplogroup L7 is the newest mtDNA haplogroup! Here are some quick facts about haplogroup L7 and a reminder of what mtDNA haplogroups are all about. Before we talk about this exciting new mtDNA haplogroup, let's give the somewhat-neglected mtDNA a little love. Did you know that mtDNA is responsible...

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Got Viking DNA? Ask Living DNA Viking Index

Got Viking DNA? Ask Living DNA Viking Index

Viking DNA percentages? They're the newest option at Living DNA testing company. Here's what they're all about.   DNA testing company Living DNA has launched a new option: a Viking Index. This feature is based on the ancient DNA results from 446 Vikings excavated from locations all across...

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DNA Matches Shed Light on a 3XGG | It Can Happen!

DNA Matches Shed Light on a 3XGG | It Can Happen!

Your DNA matches can give you clues to the identities of your unknown ancestors! Here's how Susan learned more about a mystery birth father: her 3X great grandfather. Susan from Grass Valley, California has long wondered who was the biological father of her 2X great grandmother, Cornelia Ann. “She...

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AncestryDNA ThruLines in 2022 | Tips and Strategies

AncestryDNA ThruLines in 2022 | Tips and Strategies

Use AncestryDNA’s ThruLines tool to help you visualize your possible ancestral lines and explore your relationships to your DNA matches. Here are some tips for using this powerful tool in 2022. AncestryDNA testers have many powerful tools available to help identify their DNA matches and extend...

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