Category Archives: DNA

Access to results A question arrived by email a couple of days ago that left The Legal Genealogist simply shaking her head. “My cousin bought two DNA test kits and asked if I would like to use one,” the reader … Continue reading

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Yes and no DNA is so often a matter of bad news mixed in with the good, isn’t it? And this past week’s news out of Salt Lake City has been no exception. The bad news Let’s get the bad … Continue reading

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Starting the New Year off right So here we are on the first Sunday of 2015, and The Legal Genealogist stops to take stock on the DNA side of genealogy. What am I doing right, what am I doing wrong, … Continue reading

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2014 DNA retrospective Here we are, in the last days of 2014, so it’s time to stop for a moment, and reflect. And, yes, The Legal Genealogist really does know it’s Monday and not Sunday, but hey… I had something … Continue reading

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Thanks to the searchers The Legal Genealogist isn’t seeing too well this morning. Perhaps there’s a bit of the residue of sleep in my eyes. Perhaps there’s a bleary remnant of the mulled cider my family shared last night. Most … Continue reading

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All I want for Christmas Dear Santa, I’ve been good. Really good. I mean, really seriously good. Trust me! Okay, okay, so I didn’t get caught this year either. But seriously, Santa, there are a few things I would love … Continue reading

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DNA testing and reliability Reader Wilma Bittinger was dismayed when her daughter sent her a link to an article on DNA testing that was published online in 2013. Originally titled “DNA Ancestry Tests Are Meaningless for Your Genealogy Search,” the … Continue reading

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Every one you can! There are always a lot of reader questions about what DNA test to take and who to test for the best results for genealogy. The Legal Genealogist‘s standard answer is: test everyone you can afford to … Continue reading

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The winter of our discontent It was nearly two years ago, in February 2013, that genetic genealogists and history buffs everywhere — The Legal Genealogist among them — held their collective breath. Would it be…? Could it be…? Was it … Continue reading

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What test to take It’s a question that packs an emotional punch, no matter how many times The Legal Genealogist hears it. And it came up again yesterday from reader Katie. “Which DNA test do you recommend,” she asked, “if … Continue reading

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