Posts Tagged: 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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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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Ancestry Announces 2015 Product and Content Lineup at Rootstech

Ancestry <http://home.ancestry.com/> has rolled out innovations and new collections in time for the 2015 Rootstech Conference <https://rootstech.org/?lang=eng> in Salt Lake City. Here is the official company announcement: (PROVO, Utah) – February 11, 2015– Ancestry, the world’s leading family history service, is ushering in the next generation of family history, with the debut of an updated story-centric website,

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Ancestry Looks Ahead to 2015

When I opened Ancestry.com today, I was greeted with this letter from Tim Sullivan, president of the subscription database providers: To the Ancestry community, You had an incredible year in 2014, showing more commitment and passion than ever for discovering your family story. Here at Ancestry, we worked hard this past year to make our

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