AncestryDNA

My Results from MyHeritageDNA

Just checked the MyHeritageDNA website and learned that my DNA test results are available. This makes the third DNA test that I have taken; the other two being AncestryDNA and FamilyTreeDNA. According to MyHeritageDNA, I am 56.9% Finnish, 30.2% North and West European, and 12.7% South Europe (7.1% Iberian and 5.6% Sardinian). This compares with

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Test at MyHeritageDNA is in Lab

Today, got word that my test at MyHeritageDNA is in the lab for processing. That means there are only three more steps before I will see the results from this new testing service (introduced in late 2016). Here is the schedule so far and continuing: Order placed — Jan 19 2017.  Kit has been shipped — Jan

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Attending Rootstech 2017–Virtually

Tomorrow (Feb 8, 2017) I plan to tune into Rootstech 2017 from the comfort of my office via live streaming. Several presenters at this year’s event are scheduled for streaming. I have downloaded the schedule from the event’s website https://www.rootstech.org/. You too can check out the schedule here and below: Streaming Schedule Not able to attend in

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BYUtv to Debut Series Premiere of “Relative Race,” First Family History-Based Reality

BYUtv recently sent out this news release: BYUtv will debut its all-new original, unscripted competition reality show, Relative Race, on Sunday, February 28 at 8pm ET/6pm MT. Relative Race follows four married couples on a 10-day journey across the country as they complete challenges, meet unknown relatives traced through DNA and compete for a $25,000

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AncestryDNA Has Begun Processing Our Tests

Just checked with my account on AncestryDNA.com and learned that the DNA tests submitted a couple weeks ago for my wife and myself were turned over to the lab for processing today, 14 May 2015. AncestryDNA states: Please allow 6-8 weeks for processing. You will receive an email when your results are ready. Watch this space

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Our Testing with AncestryDNA is Underway

On 27 Apr 2015, I took advantage of a special offer from AncestryDNA for autosomal DNA testing at $79, a reduction from the regular price of $99. AncestryDNA was offering the special price in conjunction with its celebration of DNA Day on April 25. What is National DNA Day?  Here is how Wikipedia.org describes it.

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Family Tree of Languages Has Roots in Anatolia, Biologists Say

Recently, I stumbled upon that headline and was immediately intrigued. I learned that it appeared over an article from the 12 Aug 2012 issue of The New York Times. You can check it out at http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/24/science/indo-european-languages-originated-in-anatolia-analysis-suggests.html. The following statement is especially interesting to me as a Finnish-American: Historical linguists see other evidence in that the first Indo-European

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