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YSearch & MitoSearch

Announcement: FamilyTreeDNA Will Close YSearch & MitoSearch

FamilyTreeDNA's plans to shut down both YSearch and MitoSearch were announced in the FTDNA Forums by Darren on the 10th. While both sites have needed updating for a long time, they have provided a valuable service to the community ...
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World Families

Announcement: World Families is Retiring

Terry and Marilyn Barton sent this email out to project administrators this evening. Please join me in thanking them for their many years of service to the genetic genealogy community. This is a message to all Administrators and Co-Administrators who have a WorldFamilies project site. We are both excited and ...
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DNA Testing for genetic genealogy and more

FTDNA’s Big Y-500 Announcement

This week, FamilyTreeDNA (FTDNA) announced their change from the Big Y product to the Big Y-500 product. While the use of over 380 new STRs may or may not prove to be of any use to serious genealogists (Sometimes more is just more and not better.), it is good to ...
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GAP GDPR 1

Announcement FTDNA Admin GDPR 1: Updates to Account Settings

FamilyTreeDNA sent this message out to project administrators and co-administrators on April 9th. Once they finish their site updates, I will go over them as tutorials. I deeply believe that it is important for those who take part in group projects to understand both what project administrators can and cannot ...
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/ FTDNA, GDPR, News
David Cannady lived in the land between lakes - Kentucky

David Cannady in the U.S. Federal Census

My search for descendants of David Cannady of Livingston county and McCracken county in Kentucky begins with looking at the records for him in the federal census. This search is a key part in my 2018 goals for Big Y DNA testing and the CANADA surname branch of my family ...
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Seaborn Smith Canada in Uniform - Gerald Sigler

Y-DNA Testing Strategy – Case 1, the Kennedy-Cannaday-Canada Family of Western Kentucky

One of the most important truths of genetic genealogy is that successes do not happen on their own. Genealogists plan them. Unless you are adopted or have an unknown paternity on your paternal line, the best practice for Y-chromosome DNA genealogy is testing of targeted people combined with traditional genealogy ...
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Y-DNA – Applied Genealogy & Paternal Origins Facebook Group

Announcing the Y-DNA – Applied Genealogy & Paternal Origins Facebook Group

On the 11th, I put together a Facebook group for Y-DNA, then I held off on pushing it live. I was not 100% sure what direction I wanted it to take. While waiting, I have discovered two things. First, the genetic genealogy community is ready to embrace NexGen type Y-DNA ...
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/ BIG Y, News, Q-M242, Y-SNP, Y-STR
Y-DNA Trees and How They Grow

Y-DNA Trees and How They Grow

We just covered how the Y Chromosome Consortium formed and in 2002 published a united tree for the paternal Y-chromosome tree. The other thing they outlined in their 2002 paper was the ways the tree can change over time. Today's post will go over these ...
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2002, The Y Chromosome Consortium, and Our Paternal Tree

2002, The Y Chromosome Consortium, and Our Paternal Tree

It was the beginning of the 21st century. FamilyTreeDNA and Oxford Ancestors were just getting started. Use of the human male sex chromosome DNA, the Y-chromosome DNA, for population history research was taking off for academic researchers ...
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Calling for a Big Y Surname/Lineage Initiative

Calling for a Big Y Surname/Lineage Initiative

The year is ending, and 2018 will be here shortly. It is time for change. It is time to realize that a revolution started sometime in 2010 that reached the genetic genealogy community in 2013 has come of age ...
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/ BIG Y, News, Paternal Lineages, Surname

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