Category Archives: Testing

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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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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At last! FTDNA taking AncestryDNA transfers

At last 😀 Family Tree DNA are once again taking transfers of raw DNA data from AncestryDNA, so now it is once again possible to fish in another pond to find your genetic cousins. And the best part is that it … Continue reading

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Two Sets of DNA?

It seems that some people, who have absorbed a twin while still in utero, can have two sets of DNA. Imagine getting your DNA results back – two for the price of one 😀 Read more about this fascinating topic … Continue reading

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New My Heritage DNA terms & conditions

After the recent post that cautioned against using the new DNA feature in My Heritage, there has been a review of their security issues that most concerned genealogists. Apparently, My Heritage was so bombarded by customers who were unhappy with … Continue reading

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DNA Database for Australia

The Australian Centre for Ancient DNA (ACAD), at Adelaide University, is currently undertaking a project to collect the DNA from Australians who were born before 1945, or who have parents and grandparents who were born in Australia, in order to build … Continue reading

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