DNA

AP Report Previews Tonight’s Finding Your Roots Episode

Yesterday (02 Oct) Lynn Elber, AP Television Writer, previewed a bit of tonight’s premiere of Finding Your Roots on PBS. She wrote: If there’s a bigger cheerleader for genealogy research than Henry Louis Gates Jr. it’s unlikely they’re nearly as well-connected. The prominent Harvard professor once again lures the famous and celebrated to PBS’ “Finding

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I’m Looking Forward to Finding Your Roots beginning Oct 3

It’s time once again to watch the television series “Finding Your Roots.” The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) series featuring Henry Louis Gates, Jr., as host premieres on Tuesday, October 3 at 8/7c. Once again, Prof. Gates will present genealogical research results for celebrities. In the past, he has highlighted interesting stories and the guests are

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Advice to White Supremacists: You Might Not Want to Test Your DNA

Last week (Aug 17, 2017) Dick Eastman posted an article with the title above on his blog, “Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter.” We are reprinting it here with permission: UPDATE: This news story is mushrooming. The original news article listed in the article below was knocked offline for a while, probably because thousands of people were accessing

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User Report: MyHeritage.com

For almost a year now, I have been tapping into the resources of the genealogical database provider known as MyHeritage.com. I started out by creating a free website, then I downloaded its free computer family tree database program Family Tree Builder. Intrigued by what I found, I next opened a subscription that provided access to

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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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Latest on MyHeritage DNA Test

Here is the latest report on the progress of my recent DNA test at MyHeritageDNA: Raw data produced Your DNA data is being loaded into our highly secured server and analyzed by both automated algorithms and our data scientists. Once the raw data is produced, we will have a digital file associated with your kit

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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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Learning about Genetics and Your Physical Fitness

At one time, about 25 years ago, I was quite concerned about my physical fitness. I was running at least 3 miles every other day, and even doing some body-building routines. If I had had available the following blog posting, “How Much Does Genetics Really Affect Your Fitness?” I would have been all over it.

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