Post Archives tagged ‘DNA’



Farewell to 2016, Welcome to 2017

Posted on: January 26th, 2017 by
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In so many ways, 2016 was an interesting and productive year, and 2017 looks even more promising. One of my favorite things is teaching, and I had the opportunity to do lots of that! Some of my highlights were beginning to give talks on DNA, presenting a webinar on probate records, and speaking at several local, state, and (inter)national conferences (including the 2016 Celtic Connections Continue reading the story "Farewell to 2016, Welcome to 2017"

Tips for Attaching Trees to Your DNA Results

Posted on: January 10th, 2017 by
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Today AncestryDNA announced that they sold 1.4 million DNA test kits in the fourth quarter of 2016, setting a sales record for the quarter and bringing their DNA database over three million participants.[1. "Ancestry Sets AncestryDNA Sales Record Over Holiday Period and Fourth Quarter," 10 January 2017, Ancestry Corporate, Newsroom, Press Releases (https://www.ancestry.com/corporate/newsroom/press-releases/ancestry-sets-ancestrydna-sales-record-over-holiday-period-and-fourth : accessed 10 January 2017).] Blogger Kerry Scott, whose acuity Continue reading the story "Tips for Attaching Trees to Your DNA Results"

Working with POISON DNA Segments

Posted on: January 8th, 2017 by
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Earlier this week Blaine Bettinger posted on "The Danger of Distant Matches."[1. Blaine Bettinger, "The Danger of Distant Matches," 6 January 2017, The Genetic Genealogist (http://thegeneticgenealogist.com/2017/01/06/the-danger-of-distant-matches/ : accessed 7 January 2017). This was a follow-up to an earlier post, "Small Matching Segments--Friend or Foe?," 2 December 2014 (http://thegeneticgenealogist.com/2014/12/02/small-matching-segments-friend-foe/ : accessed 6 January 2017).] In his post Blaine colorfully calls segments smaller than 10 cM[2. cM Continue reading the story "Working with POISON DNA Segments"