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Genetic Genealogy: it’s all in the Hill (DNA) – Part 3, No Silver Bullet

This is the third in my series of posts about my genetic genealogy journey. I ended my last post at the waiting game phase, all kits on their way. 1,641 more words

Family History

Starting her off young

A few weeks ago my 11 year old niece expressed interest to me about taking her DNA, so I was more than willing to purchase an ancestryDNA kit for her once it went on sale :). 124 more words



AncestryDNA is one of the most exciting products that Ancestry.com has created. AncestryDNA allows you to use your DNA to determine the ethnic groups from which you have descended. 133 more words


Introduction to using DNA with your family history research

Traditional family history research involves looking for documents that name an ancestor – and hoping that everybody told the truth! By contrast, genetic tools that are now available to genealogists tell the truth but do not name ancestors – however they can be used to find relatives and to check the accuracy of our constructed family trees. 1,623 more words

Research Techniques

Stuck on my culture

I love my culture.  Recently, I did an Ancestry.com DNA test and discovered that I am 75% CoiteD’voire/Ghanian/Malian/Nigerian and 22% British/French/German.  So while I am thankful for all the cultures that have come together to make me the person I am, I am extremely excited about the African part.   145 more words


Dear Kenny - Any Suggestions for Our New Ancestor Discoveries?

Dear Kenny,

I thought you and I were having a heartfelt discussion. I was sure you would contact me over the weekend so we could… 317 more words


Kenny, Kenny, Kenny...

Dear Kenny,

I am not sure where to begin.

I guess you could say that I am speechless. No, I am breathless! 1,038 more words