Genealogy Jamboree Early Bird Pricing Extended to Saturday, April 21st

Good news from the Southern California Genealogy Society, host of the annual Genealogy Jamboree in Burbank.  The early bird pricing for the Jamboree  until this Saturday, April 21st.  This year the conference will be held June 1-2, with optional classes on May 31st. Have you attended the Genealogy Jamboree?  It is a fabulous opportunity to hear… Continue reading Genealogy Jamboree Early Bird Pricing Extended to Saturday, April 21st

General Society of Mayflower Descendants to Digitize Applications and Documentation

The latest issue of the American Ancestors magazine from the New England Historical and Genealogical Society (NEHGS) is filled with information about the upcoming 400th anniversary of the Mayflower, in 2020.  There is lots of good info here, but one article is particularly exciting for this genealogist.  "Digitizing and Making Mayflower Society Applications Available Online!" describes… Continue reading General Society of Mayflower Descendants to Digitize Applications and Documentation

NGS Conference 2018 Streaming Lectures

The conference for the National Genealogical Society (NGS) will be held May 2-5 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, this year.  If you are like me and won't be attending in person, NGS offers three packages to watch live streamed lectures from the conference.  I will be purchasing the ten-lecture package again this year.  These is a… Continue reading NGS Conference 2018 Streaming Lectures

MedBetterDNA – Improve the AncestryDNA Experience

Recently I attended seminars by genetic genealogist Blaine Bettinger.  During one of his lectures he recommended MedBetterDNA.  MedBetterDNA is a Chrome extension that brings all the person notes in AncestryDNA to the match list.  It makes notes visible at the top level, so you don't have to click down to a person to see them.… Continue reading MedBetterDNA – Improve the AncestryDNA Experience

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Rootstech 2018 – Streaming

Rootstech 2018 starts tomorrow!  If you are like me and won't be in Salt Lake City this week attending one of the biggest genealogy conferences of the year, you can still participate.  Sessions will be live-streamed on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. The live streaming schedule (times are Utah time, in the Mountain time zone):… Continue reading Rootstech 2018 – Streaming

Gizmodo Article, How DNA Testing Botched My Family’s Heritage, and Probably Yours, Too

This week Gizmodo published an article about Genetics: "How DNA Testing Botched My Family's Heritage, and Probably Yours, Too."  The author's grandfather was an orphan, whose mother was later identified to him as a Syrian woman.  The author finds that DNA testing for herself and members of her family give ethnicity results that are not… Continue reading Gizmodo Article, How DNA Testing Botched My Family’s Heritage, and Probably Yours, Too

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Comparing Ethnicity Estimates at Four DNA Testing Companies

Have you had your DNA tested by one of the major DNA testing companies?  Have you seen your ethnicity results?  Do you believe them? Last year, after testing most of my family's oldest generation, I finally decided to take DNA tests myself.  (See My DNA Results are Back; Break Out the Chocolate! and I Took A Second DNA… Continue reading Comparing Ethnicity Estimates at Four DNA Testing Companies

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