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Disallowing Proxy and VPN Traffic

I regret having to write that I am no longer allowing PROXY and VPN traffic to the Haplogroup website. Over the past two years the amount of automated 'bot' traffic to the site has placed a sever strain on my resources. I do not think this will impact most of my project members. If it does though, please send me the information for the PROXY or VPN you use. I will gladly add you to the whitelist.

Laura’s #GivingTuesday Fundraiser for Laura’s Lost Pet Services, Inc.

Giving Tuesday has come to follow Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It is a chance to return to our Thankful celebration of what we have by helping others. This year, I am helping my friend Laura Weitner. Laura is raising funds for her non-profit lost pet finding service. Laura has her own pets, a job, and family. Every day though she helps people in her community find their lost animals. She does this out of kindness and love of animals. She also helps capture and rehabilitate the homeless 'neighborhood dogs' of West Virginia. This work often involves long nights waiting for a dog to enter a humane trap and potential bites.

Free MyHeritage Transfers End December 1, 2018

MyHeritage has one of the top sites for matching and ethnic origins. They are also an excellent resource for general genealogy research. Until December 1, 2018...

FTDNA Black Friday Sale 2018 Includes Family Finder For $39 US

Family Tree DNA has announced that Family Finder tests are on sale this weekend for $39 US. This is the perfect time to add on Family Finder for all of your current kits at FTDNA and recruit a few more cousins to test.

TALK: Using DNA to Answer Your Genealogical Puzzle – Bennett Greenspan @ GHJGS

DNA has played an increasingly important role in medicine, criminal work, and our own personal genealogical story. There are 3 different types of DNA tests that can be employed to learn things about yourself that you can’t determine simply by looking in a mirror.

The Curious Origin of mtDNA Haplogroup B2 in the Americas

Since the publication of Paternal origin of Paleo-Indians in Siberia: insights from Y-chromosome sequences I have found myself contemplating the migration or migration of maternal lineages to the Americas. Generally, researchers have considered the timing to be deep, around 18,000 years ago.

2018-11-10T07:24:53+00:00October 27th, 2018|Categories: mtDNA Quarterly|Tags: , , , |

mtDNA H & HV Project – Weekly Update 10 Oct 2018

Good afternoon, It is a thrilling day to be working with mtDNA for personal ancestry and genealogy. Family Tree DNA has just released their new public mtDNA tree. Project Stats mtDNA 11846 mtDNA Plus 9572 mtDNA Full Sequence 7313 FTDNA Forums Update Family Tree DNA recently updated their forums software. If you have not visited [...]

2018-10-10T12:55:34+00:00October 10th, 2018|Categories: H & HV News|

In Reply to a Family Tree DNA Administrator Asking for Advanced Access

This morning, I got a bulk email from FTDNA about admin access. Advanced Access is not approximately what project administrators had prior to May 24, 2018. No, I am not granting Advanced access.

2018-10-05T09:17:51+00:00October 5th, 2018|Categories: News|