New Tool at DNA Painter “What Are the Odds?” Helps Combine Match Probabilities

A wonderful new tool was released last month at DNA Painter, called "What Are the Odds?".  It expands on the already wonderful "Shared cM" tool.  The "Shared cM" tool takes in a DNA match size and returns the possible relationships between two individuals, with their corresponding probabilities.  The "What Are the Odds?" tool combines multiple… Continue reading New Tool at DNA Painter “What Are the Odds?” Helps Combine Match Probabilities

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Mayflower Lineage Match

The General Society of Mayflower Descendants has a service to compare a proposed lineage from a passenger on the Mayflower against previous research.  The service was recently renamed Mayflower Lineage Match, announced in this blog post.  Simply enter the proposed lineage on the Mayflower Lineage Match Form and submit online (or via paper).  The current… Continue reading Mayflower Lineage Match

Virtual Conference for Early New England, 14 July 2018

I love virtual conferences.  Lots of great content without the travel costs.  This Saturday, 14 July, 2018, the New England and Historical Genealogical Society is hosting their first virtual conference, titled "Researching 17th-Century New England: Genealogy, History, Legacy."  The cost is $125.  Lectures can be viewed live, noon to 6pm Eastern time, or after the… Continue reading Virtual Conference for Early New England, 14 July 2018

DNA in the News, Solving More Police Cases

DNA has been in the news a lot lately.  It started with the announcement that police had likely identified the Golden State Killer by using DNA matches to his DNA on Gedmatch.  Now additional cases are using similar methods. This weekend the New York Times published an article about five additional police cases.  The article… Continue reading DNA in the News, Solving More Police Cases

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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