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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 ( : accessed 10 January 2017).] Blogger Kerry Scott, whose acuity Continue reading the story "Tips for Attaching Trees to Your DNA Results"

“Removal Orders were new to me…”

Posted on: October 28th, 2016 by
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In the recent Legacy News e-newsletter from Legacy Family Tree,[1. The free newsletter contains information on genealogy topics from a variety of authors, as well as news about Legacy Family Tree software and webinars. You can subscribe by clicking here.] Canadian genealogist Lorine McGinnis Schulze wrote about finding a removal order for her fifth great-grandfather Thomas Blanden. "Removal orders were new to me Continue reading the story "“Removal Orders were new to me…”"

Identity and Timelines–New Tools for Download

Posted on: September 13th, 2016 by
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I recently published an article called "Identity as a Research Tool" in The Septs, the journal of the Irish Genealogical Society International.[1. Lois Abromitis Mackin, Ph.D., "Identity as a Research Tool," The Septs 37 (April 2016): 46-51.] In the article I used the case of two Iowa men with the same name to show how genealogists can build descriptions of the key characteristics Continue reading the story "Identity and Timelines–New Tools for Download"