MyHeritage “announced today the launch of a new pro bono initiative, DNA Quest, to help adoptees and their birth families reunite through genetic testing. As part of this initiative, MyHeritage will provide 15,000 MyHeritage DNA kits, worth more than one million dollars, for free, with free shipping, to eligible participants. Participation is open to adoptees […]
Two weeks from today is the start of the Minnesota Genealogical Society’s North Star DNA Day. It had a limit to the registration so that more people could get direct help. It filled almost immediately. Don’t be disappointed, the MGS North Star Conference takes place the following two days, October 6 & 7. You do […]
I was just checking our DNA results on Ancestry.com and see that a sale is taking place. A holiday present for those needing more DNA test kits! Visit Ancestry.com and order lots at the price of $79. That represents a $20 savings per kit.
FamilyTree DNA has a sale starting at Midnight CDT Friday, 17 June 2016 and ending at 11:50 p.m. CDT, 20 July! This sale is mainly for the variety of Y upgrades. There are also some discounts on select testing bundles. Watch http://familytreedna.com/ and various Facebook pages that discuss DNA and many blogs for more details […]
Imagine the frustration of learning you were one of those foundlings left on a doorstep. You are adopted and live a good life. Through years of searching, asking questions, reading old newspapers, and never giving up the quest to find out about your birth parents, you enter our modern era of DNA testing. By testing […]
My FTDNA ethnic makeup is not all that different from that on AncestryDNA as shown in the preceding post except that FTDNA doesn’t show my Danish and Swedish roots. My oldest son’s ethnic makeup is 100% European and does show some Scandinavian. On Ancestry I have 7% Iberian Peninsula and this FTDNA maps shows that […]
I have done DNA testing with Ancestry.com and FamilyTreeDNA. These show I am more Irish than anything. That’s not a surprise. I know that these estimates could change as the number of people tested grows. I have a bombed ancestral church, a church that neglected to keep records for a number of years, and some […]
Sunday, September 7th is the last day to register and save money on the 2014 North Star Conference. This is the Minnesota Genealogical Society’s annual conference. The featured speaker for 2014 is Judy Russell, JD, CGSM , CGLSM , who is known as The Legal Genealogist. Judy will present four lectures during the October 3-4 event. […]