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Video: AncestryDNA Reconstructs Partial Genome of Person Living 200 Years Ago

Imagine if you could go back in time and see your ancestors. Would you see a part of yourself in one of them?

Genetics is starting to answer questions about what a long ago ancestor may have looked like and the specific traits they passed down to you. 83 more words

Family History

The Journey Part 3: What's in a Name?

As Shakespeare so eloquently asked, what really is in a name? And how can it be used it find more information about someone’s biological heritage? 270 more words


Tonsilitis as a Death Sentence

Over the Summer, I finally took the plunge and did DNA testing for my great-aunt Jackie and myself. The results have been fascinating because the matches have lead me to confirm that some of my documentation was correct. 795 more words


DNA Testing Continues . . .

DNA Testing Continues . . .

This past November I received the results of my DNA test with Ancestry.com. At the time I was excited and enthralled, but realized there was still much more to the story. 727 more words

Genealogy Ramblings

Contacting Cousins: How to hit a Homer

All right, team, so you’ve checked your new matches and out of the blue you think you have a good one.  Maybe this new cousin will be the one brick that will finally bring the rest of the wall down.  902 more words

Genetic Genealogy

Was she Jewish?

Grandmother Leona has proven to be a tough genealogical nut to crack.  She has been the type of genealogical nut that sometimes requires a metaphorical sledgehammer. 740 more words

Genetic Genealogy

I bought a FTDNA test. Now what?

Congratulations, you’ve taken the first step in bringing your family’s story to the next level!  Whether you bought a Family Finder, mtDNA or YDNA test, there are a few things you will want to do to get off on the right foot. 1,006 more words

Genetic Genealogy