Category Archives: DNA

Don’t wait… Hundreds of genealogists are gathering this weekend in Chevy Chase, Maryland, talking and learning about using genetics and DNA to help understand our family history. And that hurts. Because there’s a member if my family who would have … Continue reading

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Tomorrow! So… where will you be tomorrow? And Saturday? And Sunday? Now The Legal Genealogist knows it’s August. That means it’s summer. The beaches are calling. The mountains are whispering your name. But there’s something else calling… the inaugural 2014 … Continue reading

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Those “old tests” are not so “old hat” It’s an understandable question these days, with all the emphasis on autosomal DNA and finding cousins out there with whom to share our research efforts. “Is there any value any more,” people … Continue reading

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DNA and the GPS Alphabet soup It’s a question that leaves The Legal Genealogist utterly baffled. Yet we hear it all the time. From individuals looking at what they see as brick walls in their own genealogy. From researchers looking … Continue reading

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Jealous no more! Did you sit there this past week, turning green at the posts from students in the DNA class at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh? Did you try to get into one of the DNA courses at … Continue reading

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Talk to me, please! Dear DNA cousins, You know who you are. You’re the ones who’ve recently tested with 23andMe. Your results have only just come in within the last little while. One of you is projected to be The … Continue reading

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Promethease: a place to start It is and has always been a common question among people thinking about DNA testing, and it’s one that’s perplexing reader Madge Gunia. “Where should I go for info on health and family members?” she … Continue reading

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What’s your number? So… did you test with National Geographic’s Geno 2.0 project? If so, the International Society of Genetic Genealogists (ISOGG) — and The Legal Genealogist — and the entire genetic genealogy community — we all have a question … Continue reading

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Linking family trees and DNA You might, if you were so inclined, call it the Holy Grail of genetic genealogy. Putting your tree online with your genetic information, and having it link — automatically — to everyone else you’re related … Continue reading

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Show-and-tell for DNA info If there’s one thing people complain about, over and over, it’s that figuring out how to really use DNA testing in genealogy is hard. And they’re right. The Legal Genealogist agrees 100%. It is hard. And … Continue reading

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