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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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Y-DNA and Ned Kelly

Whether you regard Ned Kelly as a folk hero or just a murderous criminal, the ongoing search for which of the Irish Kelly clans he belonged to is an interesting Y-DNA story. Because neither Ned nor his two brothers had … Continue reading

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Aboriginal Heritage Project

Prof Cooper and his team at the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA have┬ájust published a new article in Nature about the Aboriginal Heritage Project which sheds light on the deep history of Aboriginal migration over 50,000 years ago. Here are … Continue reading

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Changes in AncestryDNA kit admin

AncestryDNA have decided that multiple kits administered by one person is no longer an option. The person who takes the test needs to activate their own account. Here is a sensible overview from Leah Larkin regarding this change: Upcoming changes … Continue reading

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