Tag Archives: DNA testing

The moral maze of DNA testing

Last week something long-expected happened in the sleepy world of genetic genealogy. The news broke that police in California had used a database of DNA testers to identify the “Golden State Killer”, believed to be responsible for at least 12 … Continue reading

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Gencove DNA testing for genealogy – Review

Gencove is a new company to watch in the world of DNA testing. Like the Illumina-backed Helix, the company is offering a a platform for developers to build applications around the DNA samples that Gencove manages. Whilst Gencove will take … Continue reading

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My X-chromosome Inheritance – the hunt for Mr.X

One of my favourite family board games is “Scotland Yard, the Hunt for Mr. X“. In this game you have 24 turns for a team of players to find the Spy (Mr.X) as he moves around the streets of London. … 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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“Ethnicity” Estimates from DNA testing

IMPORTANT: This article was written in 2015. If you would like to read a more up-to-date version of this article please visit my post: Ethnicity Estimates and Britishness – 2017 Edition Last week I received my DNA results from ancestry.com. … Continue reading

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Mitochondrial DNA – My Maternal Line

As you may know, I’m interested in my family history; and, since I’m curious about these things, I’ve been doing DNA testing to help find out more. You may remember my earlier post on the results of my paternal-line yDNA … Continue reading

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