Category Archives: ancestry.com

Genealogy Shorts – Identifying your Direct Line Ancestors in ancestry.com

Recently a online-discussion came up as to how to identify your direct ancestors when building a family-tree at ancestry.com. I can understand the discussion. Looking at a family tree on Ancestry, especially a descendant chart, can be confusing, even if … Continue reading

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Ancestry.com Ethnicity Update 2018 – A more precise Viking

Today (6th June 2018) I received an update to the Ethnicity Estimates created from my DNA at Ancestry.com. This is part of an updates to ethnicities that Ancestry.com are gradually rolling out. I thought it was worth reviewing the updates … Continue reading

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Finding Sarah Ann Stewart – a DNA success story

I’ve written in the past that my Stewart ancestors (my Mother’s Mother’s family) are a bit of an enigma. Their Stewart line are sons of Kings, as confirmed by my Stewart cousin who has tested his yDNA, but by the … Continue reading

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ancestry.com kills Family Tree Maker – 4 reasons I’m annoyed

Yesterday ancestry.com, the makers of the popular Family Tree Maker software, announced that as from the end of December 2015 they would stop selling their PC and Mac-based genealogy software. Further they announced that support for the product will end on … Continue reading

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Shaking the Tea Leaves – one Brit’s Ancestry.com DNA Testing

… and why Ancestry.com may win the DNA Testing Wars To many people in the genetic genealogy community Ancestry.com seems to be the “DNA-Testing company that genetic genealogists love to hate™”. After all Ancestry is guilty of many crimes, including not … Continue reading

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