Tag Archives: FamilyTreeDNA

RootsTech London 2019 – show report

“Build a Show and they will come” (or something like that). Those were the words of Steve Rockwood, President and CEO of FamilySearch during his keynote speech, opening the  RootsTech London 2019. He was, naturally, paraphrasing the famous line from … Continue reading

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Opinion – FamilyTreeDNA must decide if they are for genealogists or law enforcement agencies

I’m really sorry about the click-bate headline, I promise not to do it again. I was also rather hoping that I didn’t need to write a post about privacy issues at familytreedna.com. However, last week, a story broke in Buzzfeednews that … Continue reading

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BigY is Working

About a year ago I wrote about the results of my BigY test, the discovery test of large parts of the male y chromosome. I thought it was worthwhile to post an update on my results and to explain why … Continue reading

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Ethnicity Estimates and Britishness – 2017 Edition

Lets face it, “Ethnicity Estimates”, i.e. analysing your DNA to break down your ancestry into different regional world populations, are fun. In certain circumstances it can be useful for a genealogist, for example researching an unknown recent ancestor. At a more … 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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y – Only Me (my yDNA results)

Long before I got involved in Genealogy I started learning about my family history through a 2nd cousin who was researching my “Grass” family. this was in the pre-internet age, when genealogy involved long hours in visiting the county archives … Continue reading

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