Author Archives: gengenaus

National Family History Month

Here are the details for DNA talks being given around Australia for National Family History Month CANBERRA Family Jewels or Pandora’s Box? Discovering Family Through AncestryDNA Presented by Ralph Sanderson Aug 23, 2-3pm National Library of Australia, Parkes Place, Parkes … Continue reading

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Changes to AncestryDNA kit management

This is the link to the news about changes in the way AncestryDNA are managing their kits and how it affects those who manage more than one kit. Please read it carefully. Enhancing Collaboration and Roles on DNA Results Here … Continue reading

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Tip for Gedmatch: User Lookup

When I get a new match show up on my One-to-Many list on Gedmatch, which shows up highlighted in green, I always check the new match using the User Lookup function. User Lookup is a very useful function, but many … Continue reading

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Chinese adoptions

This is an interesting article that discusses how one Chinese adoptee, Jenna Cook, who was born and abandoned in China and subsequently adopted by an American couple, has been trying to find her birth parents in China using media notices … Continue reading

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Australian Success Story

Here is a great outcome for the tenacious efforts of Kerri Favarato who worked so hard at locating her biological father. Kerri successfully utilised the technique of using ‘mirror trees’ on Ancestry.com to narrow down her paternal lineage. ‘You May … Continue reading

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Misinformed review

It is most unfortunate to read a review of Family Tree DNA by a popular young American genealogy blogger, Heather Collins, that is full of misunderstandings about how to use DNA and how to use Family Tree DNA itself. The … Continue reading

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Father’s Day Sales

There is a Father’s Day sale now on at Family Tree DNA, with all kits and bundles on sale. The basic Family Finder is now US$69, which is a saving of US$20. The sale ends on 18th June. Family Tree … Continue reading

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