Tag Archives: yDNA

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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Finding Roy’s Grandparent – How DNA testing helps your research

Foreword I have been involved in ‘genetic genealogy’ since I took a DNA test at 23andMe in 2012. Whilst I have found such testing interesting and occasionally useful, I’ve never used it for something “really important“. However, for the last … 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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From STRs to SNPs – An update on my yDNA Testing

Back in 2014 one of my earliest blogs was about my yDNA testing (If you remember your school biology, yDNA is the sex-chromosome that sons get passed, virtually intact, from their father, daughter’s get a second x chromosome). Things have … 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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