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Ethnic Origins Pedigree Chart

PCA Based Ethnic Origins – Part 1, How it looks

A few days ago, I posted that 23andMe has once again posted an update to their ethnic percentages. It has also been on the news lately that even identical twins can get different results both between companies and at the same company. Thus, I am going to take a look ...
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FTDNA Announces Big Y-700

Family Tree announced this morning that they have updated the Big Y-500 to Big Y-700. This update will be applied for all outstanding Big Y orders ...
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Genetic Genealogy & The Lighthouse

The first part of my website updates began a little over a year ago when I changed web hosting providers. I was being pounded by traffic. Ordinarily, bloggers love visitors to their sites, but this was different. Much of it was coming from India, and I was pretty sure that ...
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Is testing one sibling enough? Practical Autosomal Genealogy

Is testing one sibling enough? Practical Autosomal Genealogy

I was recently asked if it was enough to test on of a set of siblings for autosomal DNA. The quick answer is that you should always test at least three siblings and any living parents. Let's look at the reason why ...
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23andMe Ancestral Origins Update 2019

23andMe – New Ancestry Reports 2019

Here we go again. It is 2019, and 23andMe has sent out an email letting me know they have once again updated my DNA results to compare to 1000+ world populations ...
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New FamilyTreeDNA Block Tree for Big Y

New FamilyTreeDNA Block Tree for Big Y

FamilyTreeDNA sent this announcement out this morning to project administrators. They have added a new Block Tree for those with Big Y results. This is a little like the R1b Big Tree ...
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Tools of Genetic Genealogy

Site Updates 1Q 2019

I have just finished pushing out two weeks of updates to the site. Now I need your help ...
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myFamilyTree 2.0 Beta Release

On January 10, 2019, FamilyTreeDNA sent out the following announcement to project admins. Thus, I presume many of you have access to the new Beta genealogy tree at FamilyTreeDNA ...
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Dante Labs Whole Genome DNA Testing

Dante Labs & The $1000 Genome

Dante Labs is an Italian DNA testing company. They are one of the first to produce a marketable whole genome test with high enough coverage to be used by genealogists and medical researchers as a DTC product ...
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Laura's Lost Pet Services

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 ...
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