What’s Up with My Ethnicity Estimates?

What’s Up with My Ethnicity Estimates?

Ethnicity estimates have made news this year, especially with AncestryDNA’s updates this past fall. But how important are your ethnicity estimates to your research? We asked genetic genealogist Shannon Combs-Bennett this very question. She’s the presenter on the upcoming live webinar, What’s Up With My Ethnicity Estimates? One thing she...Read more
MyHeritage DNA Announces Updates at Live Conference

MyHeritage DNA Announces Updates at Live Conference

MyHeritage Live 2018 took place this past weekend in Oslo, Norway. But no worries if you couldn’t trek to Scandinavia to join in person! MyHeritage live-streamed all the sessions, and we’ll brief you on the major MyHeritage DNA updates announced there. The conference opened with a keynote speech from CEO...Read more
Another Criminal Suspect Identified Via GEDmatch

Another Criminal Suspect Identified Via GEDmatch

The San Francisco Chronicle has reported the arrest of a suspected serial rapist whose trail had long gone cold—until investigators submitted DNA evidence to GEDmatch, a free genetic genealogy database also used to identify the alleged Golden State Killer earlier this year. Roy Charles Waller, a 58-year old man and...Read more
AncestryDNA Updates Ethnicity Estimates

AncestryDNA Updates Ethnicity Estimates

AncestryDNA test-takers may be in for a bit of a surprise when they next view their results. Today, AncestryDNA rolled out adjustments to the ethnicity estimates of their 10 million-plus users. Let’s take a look at these AncestryDNA updates and see how they might affect your results. What changed? AncestryDNA...Read more
Add These 4 Steps to Your Research with the Virtual Conference

Add These 4 Steps to Your Research with the Virtual Conference

So Many Reasons to Join the Fall Virtual Conference Every virtual conference comes packed with tons of tips, tools and new approaches to your research. The 2018 Fall Virtual Genealogy Conference is no different. In fact, the 15 presentations showcase everything from 10 Records You Didn’t Know to Search For...Read more