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Free MyHeritage Transfers End December 1, 2018

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

FamilyTreeDNA 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 ...
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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 ...
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In Reply to a FamilyTreeDNA 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 ...
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FTDNA UPDATE: Important Updates Released Today

FamilyTreeDNA sent the following update to project administrators ...
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FTDNA Summer Sale 2018 – Ends August 31, 2018

FamilyTreeDNA's Summer Sale this year includes offers for both new kits and for upgrades. Upgrades First on the list for many of us are the options for Big Y upgrades. Updated for FLASH sale. Upgrades to Big Y-500 Test Standard Price Discount Amount Sale Price Y12 - Big Y 500 ...
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The Stanfa Family of Caccamo

Stanfa of Caccamo, Palermo, Sicily – The Q-BZ1 I Call My Own

There are two Italian 'sides' to my family tree. My mother's father's people come from Northern Italy. My father's mother's people come from the Palermo province in Sicily. In the Palermo province of Sicily is the medieval mountain town of Caccamo ...
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DNA and Canadian Immigration Law – Bad DNA Science

A recent article in the news raises concerns about how our genetic data may be used. It seems that Canadian Immigrations Officials are using DNA submitted to the FamilyTreeDNA database as part of their evidence in immigration cases. This is clearly bad DNA science ...
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Information For Ysearch and Mitosearch Members

Announcement 2: Information For Ysearch and Mitosearch Members

FamilyTreeDNA sent out the following email on the evening of the 18th. Please keep in mind that although the two public databases are being shut down there will not be a direct impact on your FTDNA test results, matching, or project participation ...
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Announcement FTDNA Admin GDPR 2: Group Project Updates about the General Data Protection Regulations

FamilyTreeDNA sent the following information out to project administrators on the 15th. One of the most important changes that is being folded in with the GDPR updates is that new project members will have to change the default setting after they join a project to allow the project administrator to ...
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