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By Kathleen Brandt | Hints and Tips to DNA testing and getting the results you want.

Comment on Visual Phasing: An Example (Part 5 of 5) by Jonathan Long

Thanks for sharing this information. Can you add a few notes using 1st cousin results, and how this concept can permit extension back to …

Genealogy

Visual Phasing: An Example (Part 4 of 5)

Five-Part Series on Visual Phasing: Part I – Explaining visual phasing and identifying/labeling recombination points (November 21, 2016) Part II – …

Genealogy

Visual Phasing: An Example (Part 3 of 5)

Five-Part Series on Visual Phasing: Part I – Explaining visual phasing and identifying/labeling recombination points (November 21, 2016) Part II – …

Genealogy

Comment on Visual Phasing: An Example (Part 2 of 5) by Mike Ackley

Another great post Blaine! Your warning was spot on — when I got to that point I was a little confused and had to just sit and stare at it for a …

Chromosomes

Comment on Visual Phasing: An Example (Part 1 of 5) by Craig Gowens

I have been working on doing the visual phasing for both my father’s and mother’s side of the family for several months now. I am fortunate that …

DNA

Shared cM Project Tool

<b>Great-Great-Great-Grandparent</b><p><b>GGGG Aunt/Uncle</b><p><b>Great-Great-Grandparent</b><p><b>GGG Aunt/Uncle</b><p><b>Half GG-Aunt/Uncle</b>18712 – 383<p><b>Great-Grandparent</b>881464 –</b> …

Family

4 Kinds of DNA for Genetic Genealogy

There seems to be a lot of confusion about the different “kinds” of DNA and how they can be used for genetic genealogy.<p>It used to be simple. When …

Genealogy

Autosomal DNA Transfers – Which Companies Accept Which Tests?

Somehow, I missed the announcement that Family Tree DNA now accepts uploads from MyHeritage.Update – Shortly after the publication of this article, I …

Genealogy

Triangulation does NOT mean IBD « Louis Kessler's Behold Blog

When I was first learning about autosomal DNA analysis, just over a year ago, I was under the misconception that if three people triangulate on a …

Genealogy

No, You Don’t Really Have 7,900 4th Cousins: Some DNA Basics for Those With Jewish Heritage

Perhaps you’ve been lured by the siren song of the commercials (“<i>We thought we were German! But it turns out we’re Scottish!”)</i> and had your DNA …

Genealogy

TV Documentary Casting & Father's Day DNA Sale

DonorChildren Community,<p>We have a new member, @DNACASTING that recently posted a thread on DonorChildren's Forum that is the Co-Executive Producer …

DNA

DNAgedcom

The DNAgedcom site was created to provide tools for adoptees using DNA to search for biological family but it is also very useful for those of us …

Genealogy

Want to Star in an Ancestry Commercial?

Have your AncestryDNA results inspired you to travel somewhere new or achieve something great? Tell us about it! Nothing speaks to the power of …

Managing multiple kits – and the new AncestryDNA change

There has been lots of brouhaha in the genetic genealogy community this week! AncestryDNA just announced some dramatic changes coming July 18th for …

Genealogy

Visualising Ancestry DNA matches–Part 1–Getting ready

This is the first post of a series that will demonstrate, <b>step-by-step</b>, how to use a free Excel-based network analysis tool to explore and get more …

The Fourth Pond: MyHeritage DNA

For years we have been advising DNA testers, specifically those searching for birth family and attempting to solve family mysteries, to test at all …

Genealogy

DNA transfers to Family Tree DNA are back!

It’s working again! At last …You can upload your DNA test results from <b>Ancestry.com</b> and/or <b>23andme</b> to Family Tree DNA again! You get a free look and …

Genealogy

DNA basics for a sound foundation

<i>Building a sturdy genetic genealogy house</i>If we want to build a sturdy house, we have to have a sound foundation.It’s that sound foundation on which …

Genealogy

Oct 16, Saving Money on Adoptee DNA Tests

Adoptees can maximize their chances of finding birth parents for as little as $200. A systematic testing strategy can get you into all the key …

Genealogy

DNA testing for adoptees: 2017

<i>Fish in all the ponds</i>There isn’t a week that goes by that the question doesn’t come in to <i>The Legal Genealogist</i>.“I am adopted,” the question begins. …

Genealogy

Comment on The DNA Era of Genealogy by Rachida Djebel

Thank you Blaine Bettinger for mentioning -at least in small part-the plight of the adoptee, of which I am one. Those of us lucky enough to have some …

DNA

Family Forest

Family Forest® Descendants of Baron Anslech Turstain of Briquebec at $139<p>Family Forest® Descendants of King Duncan I of Scotland at $129<p>Family …

Genealogy

Frequently Asked Questions - About the Project

The Genographic Project is an ambitious attempt to help answer fundamental questions about where we came from and how we came to populate the earth. Building on the science from the earlier phases of the Genographic Project, Geno 2.0 Next Generation uses sophisticated, cutting-edge technology to …

Genealogy

Autosomal DNA testing comparison chart

<b>Autosomal DNA testing</b> for genetic genealogy purposes is provided by the following five companies: 23andMe, AncestryDNA, MyHeritage, Family Tree DNA …

Genealogy

Hiring a DNA Testing Company Genealogy

<i>Hiring a Professional Researcher Hiring a DNA Testing Company</i><p>DNA testing has become an accepted tool for identifying ancestors and for verifying …

Genealogy

Video Tutorial | Scottish Origenes: scottish ancestry, scottish genealogy, scottish clan map

Scotland

Temporarily Unavailable | Keep&Share

Keep&Share is Temporarily Unavailable<p>Service Temporarily Suspended for Scheduled Maintenance<p>Keep&Share is temporarily unavailable. We apologize for …