Category Archives: News

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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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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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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Gedmatch and WikiTree

Gedmatch is now accepting links to WikiTree, which shows up in the new Ged/Wiki column. This is a welcome alternative to uploading a gedcom, which needs to be deleted and reuploaded each time changes are made to the gedcom, because … Continue reading

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Australian donor conceived

There was an interesting interview on ABC Nightlife about the ethical and scientific position of Australians who are donor conceived. You can listen to the interview with medical scientist Damian Adams and Associate Professor in Health Law, Dr Sonja Allen. … Continue reading

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