Coursera has relaunched their seven week class on screening for physical and mental health. The next session starts November 20, so get ready to sign up and learn. Like most Coursera classes, this one is free to audit.
It is time again to blast off with the annual 'Rockstar' genealogist competition on the Canada's Anglo-Celtic blog. Nominations are fortunately open still, so we have time to look at genetic genealogists who should be listed and are not. Please join me in asking John Reid to add a few more of these awesome rockers [...]
This morning, Family Tree DNA announced to project administrators some of the first major updates to their BIG Y product since its launch.
When I closed the survey, 101 people (n=101) had taken it. The first question was, "Do you use DNA Triangulation with your matches?" 63.4% answered Yes, and 36.6% answered No.
23andMe sent out the following message to all of their customers today.
DNA Segments and their reliability for identifying DNA shared between descendants of a common ancestor are central to autosomal genetic genealogy. It is generally accepted that as the size of a DNA Segment decreases its likely reliability also decreases and the likelihood that it is a false positive increases. Thus, the subject of Small DNA Segments is a controversial and important topic.
I am starting a DNA Survey series. I have two motivations. First, I believe in serving users wants. Second, I believe in transparency.
It is time again for Family Tree DNA's mid-summer sale. This year the sale runs from August 1st through August 31st. That gives us plenty of time to fire up our genealogy software and fire off emails and phone calls to our cousins.
Connect with relatives at sale prices during Family Tree DNA's DNA Day Sale.
The Y-DNA Q-M242 Project will be partnering with Avotaynu in 2017 on several research initiatives to expand our knowledge of Jewish Heritage, Genealogy, and the branches of Haplogroup Q found in Jewish Diaspora populations.