DNA Testing Advice | Why Test Older Generations

DNA Testing Advice | Why Test Older Generations

The best DNA testing advice includes testing relatives in the oldest living generation. Why? This short case study shows why you should be inviting your older relatives to take DNA tests (and share their results with you). When you start getting DNA testing advice,...

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Fast People Search | UK: Find Living People

Fast People Search | UK: Find Living People

Looking for a fast people search for the UK? Finding living people in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland is easier when you use specific resources. Here are the databases you'll want to use to look for your DNA matches from AncestryDNA, 23andMe, Living DNA, MyHeritage DNA or Family Tree...

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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 filters for our DNA matches to...

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AncestryDNA Sideview Assigns Matches to Mom or Dad

AncestryDNA Sideview Assigns Matches to Mom or Dad

AncestryDNA Sideview now assigns matches to your parents' families! This new feature helps answer one of the most frequently asked questions: “Which DNA matches are from my father vs my mother?” Mom’s side, dad’s side? Wonder no more. AncestryDNA announced its SideView™ technology only five months...

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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. Amidst the clutter, there were...

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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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