Three Reasons to Test

My youngest child, Eleanor, is nearly 8, so it was fun to have a 2 year old over the other day. She loved following Eleanor around, and Eleanor was equally thrilled to have someone to mentor in the ways of big girl play. I took special delight in listening to my daughter’s patient and surprisingly complete answers to our guest’s constant inquiries of “Why?” It got me thinking about the Whys of genealogy, and especially of genetic genealogy.

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Three Ways to Work DNA into Your Summer Plans

In my part of the world, we’re starting to think about summer—and summer holidays and travel and family get-togethers. Whatever season it is where YOU are, I’m guessing many of you will be part of family get-togethers or reunions in the coming months. So here are 3 tips on how to use DNA to get your family excited about family history.

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Three Scenarios for YDNA Testing

The Y chromosome DNA test, more affectionately referred to as the YDNA test, is the darling of the DNA testing industry. At least, I think so. In fact, of the three kinds of DNA tests, the YDNA is my favorite (but don’t tell the other two!). It has several excellent qualities that make it useful in many genealogical scenarios, but let’s look at three.

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