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Do you know where you come from?


I won a writing contest recently, and with the winnings, I purchased an Ancestry DNA kit from… 349 more words


Getting the "Facts" Online

You know those transcriptions on FamilySearch and Ancestry and such? I am thinking they are done by a computer with no brain and they are never proofread. 234 more words


Ancestry.Com Is Quietly Transforming Itself Into A Medical Research Juggernaut

In 1984, a genealogy geek named John Sittner published The Source, a book meant to unearth and analyze never-before-seen records that genealogists could use to put together family histories with unprecedented detail. 1,121 more words

Genealogy: To D or not to D... that is the question

I’ve never been interested in checking my DNA. I thought it might take the fun out of all my exploring but lately I’ve been thinking it would be interesting. 223 more words


Dissecting AncestryDNA Circles and New Ancestors

First of all, let me say that I like AncestryDNA Circles.  Yes there are problems and still things to work out, but all said, I think they have the potential to be beneficial – so long as they are interpreted correctly. 3,614 more words


Testing Ancestry’s Amazing "New Ancestor" DNA Claim

On April 2, 2015, Ancestry rolled out its new ”New Ancestor Discoveries” feature.  The graphic above is now what greets me when I sign into Ancestry.com. 3,744 more words