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Product Review: Genomelink

With a variety of testing companies which seek to gain profits through marketing their information and analytics expertise to customers, where does Genomelink rank? As someone who is by no means unfamiliar with a variety of genetic testing, I have … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Family Tree Guide To DNA Testing And Genetic Genealogy

The Family Tree Guide To DNA Testing And Genetic Genealogy, by Blaine T. Bettinger The world of genetic genealogy is one that is changing rapidly and has over the past few years and it is hard to imagine that this … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Adoptee’s Guide To DNA Testing

The Adoptee’s Guide To DNA Testing: How To Use Genetic Genealogy To Discover Your Long-Lost Family, by Tamar Weinberg This is a book that is written about an up and coming field in which I happen to be personally involved, … Continue reading

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Proposals For Solving A Brick Wall #1: A Genetic Genealogy Project

I have written before [1] about this particular issue, the most recent brick wall in my own family history. Considering the sort of stories I hear about people who struggle to find their ancestors, I have to admit that I … Continue reading

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On The Problem Of Populations In Genetic Genealogy

One of the notable aspects of genetic genealogy is the marketing that companies push to would-be customers about how genetic testing can help one better understand where one comes from. What I would like to share is a bit of … Continue reading

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The Strange Travels Of The Vagabond Bennetts

Once of the hazards of being interested in studying history and being pretty open about one’s genealogy, and having a name as ambiguous as my own is the way that one gets a lot of messages about one’s family background. … Continue reading

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On The Boones Of Pennsylvania And Devonshire

One of the more interesting conversations I had was with someone who was trying to trace his own complex ancestry to the Boones and to the early settlement of Kentucky. The two of us happened to have a genetic match … Continue reading

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Your Sins Will Find You Out In Genetic Genealogy

I must admit personally to being very fond of genetic genealogy. That is not to say that there are not risks that genetic information could be misused by someone, but only that the ease of finding DNA for someone if … Continue reading

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The Scandals That Don’t Happen

I still remember to this day the experience that I had when my mum and I went to an evening meeting of the Spanish Honor Society when I was a freshman in high school, and my mother had to liven … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Seven Daughters Of Eve

The Seven Daughters Of Eve:  The Science That Reveals Our Genetic Ancestry, by Bryan Sykes It would not be exactly right to consider this book a science book.  To be sure, the author discusses science, particularly as it relates to … Continue reading

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