Friday, October 21, 2016

Using the National Archives

The National Archives wants genealogists and is hosting an online "fair" to make it easy. See The Legal Genealogist blog for details.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Especially for those with British ancestry...

A British company has launched a new DNA test that appears promising, especially if you have British ancestry. You can read about it here:

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Working with DNA results

If you're still befuddled by DNA and how it can help your genealogical research, I highly recommend a truly useful book that has just been published:  Genetic Genealogy in Practice, a workbook with exercises to work through real genealogical problems using the various techniques for analyzing DNA test results.  The authors are highly esteemed genetic genealogists, Blaine Bettinger and Debbie Parker Wayne. 

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Saturday, September 3, 2016

If you missed the sale....

It looks like Family Tree DNA is now selling its Family Finder test for $79. Compare that to Ancestry $99 and to 23andMe $199.  FTDNA continues its reputation as the leader in DNA testing for genealogy. Remember, it is the only company that also offers Y-DNA, mtDNA, BigY and other tests, along with the analytical tools to use them, an ever-growing database, and the promise of ever-improving tools. It is certainly this genetic genealogist's company of choice.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Sunday, August 7, 2016

The Basics

For an overview of DNA testing with genealogy with special emphasis on how to use your results from autosomal testing (atDNA from Ancestry, 23andMe and Family Tree DNA), check my website Doris's Genealogy.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Lowest price ever...

Family Tree DNA announces its best price ever on Family Finder and some great prices on other bundled tests. Read all about it here.