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Elizabeth (CORMACK) RENFRO – A Nice, Big X Match (Ancestor 45)

Elizabeth (CORMACK) RENFRO – A Nice, Big X Match (Ancestor 45) If you’ve been studying genetic genealogy for a bit, you may understand X DNA, but I’ll give a summation here. X DNA is different from regular autosomal DNA. The … Continue reading

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Genetic Genealogy – DNA Testing and You

This article is the first in a series that William H. Blue, president of the National Blue Family Association (NBFA), invited me to write some time ago about DNA for genealogy. The series is appearing in issues of The Chalice, … Continue reading

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Thoughts on DNA, Privacy, and Big Corporations

By this time, my few readers should know that I mostly hate AncestryDNA, that 23andMe annoys me, and that I have only minor complaints about Family Tree DNA. I love genetic genealogy. I encourage DNA testing for genealogy with a … Continue reading

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How to Use AncestryDNA and Stay Sane

So now that many of us have had our say about AncestryDNA’s failed “New Ancestor Discovery” feature, let’s take a look at what we can do with AncestryDNA. (But PLEASE, continue to have your say about the “New Ancestor Discovery” … Continue reading

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AncestryDNA Has Now Thoroughly Lost Its Mind

I, like I’m sure many users of AncestryDNA, today received an email saying that they found me a new ancestor. Oh boy! That sounded promising. Or exciting. Could they really do that? Yes, they could if they knew which segments … Continue reading

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