DNA

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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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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Rootstech 2015 Video Archive Now Online

It’s another wonder of current Internet technology. If you didn’t travel to Rootstech 2015 in Salt Lake City (Feb 12-14), you can now view selected presentations from there in the Rootstech Video Archive 2015 These hour-long videos cover a variety of subjects. Here are the speakers and their subjects (click on each speaker’s photo to

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