Genealogy Adventures

A genetic genealogy article about Michelle Obama got me thinking…

I’m going to open with an apology.  I know I’ve been very, very quiet lately. Since…

In search of my Jewish great-grandfather

Thanks to the new DNA project from Columbia University and the New York Genome Center, DNA…

The Roanes of Virginia: 2 families with the same surname. Are they related or not?

What could possible be confusing about two immigrant families coming from the same region in Europe…

So I’m starting to explore AncestryDNA’s ‘Shared Matches’ tool…

I’ve recently started to explore AncestryDNA’s  ‘Shared Matches’ feature. By recent, I mean only 48 hours…

Autosomal DNA Testing 101 – Tips and Tricks for Contact Success

In the first part of this two part series, Autosomal DNA Testing 101 – What Now?,we talked…

AncestryDNA: So what does it take to get a DNA Circle?

So I’ve previously shared my frustrations with the whole Ancestry.com DNA Circles thing. Namely, the fact…

Ancestry DNA’s genetic genealogy tools are failing to deliver

Ancestry.com’s DNA Circles. Like many others, I’m still grappling with this one. Boiled down, a DNA…

DNA traces origins of 17th century African slaves › News in Science (ABC Science)

The 17th century bones of three African slaves have been traced to their countries of origin…

The forgotten complexity & diversity of European genetic admixtures

In genealogy it’s always a good practice to re-visit the various records collected and compiled. The…

Video: AncestryDNA Reconstructs Partial Genome of Person Living 200 Years Ago

Imagine if you could go back in time and see your ancestors. Would you see a…