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The provisional DNA lecture schedule has been announced for Genetic Genealogy Ireland 2015.
Here it is folks. We promised you a wonderful lineup for this year's Genetic Genealogy Ireland and here it is - well, at least a close to final draft. The final line-up will be available in about 2 weeks time.   The DNA Le...
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A special offer on microbiome testing from Ubiome - 5 tests for the price of one - $89 instead of the usual $399. They accept international orders. Shipping costs $19.99. The offer ends at midnight US time tonight.
We love your gut, but it’s time to branch out. A bookstore window in Mountain View, California this past week. Gut bacteria are everywhere! Maybe you’ve tested your gut bacteria with uBiome already. Or maybe something has changed in your life since you last tested: say your diet, health, or supplements. Here’s your chance to …
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Our ancestors weren’t blessed with smartphones, WiFi and Amazon Prime, but for what it’s worth they did have a little extra DNA. According...
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The new Geno 2.0 Next Generation test is now available.

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"We are including thousands of new Y chromosome and mitochondrial DNA mutations, allowing for the highest resolution in maternal and paternal haplogroup (family clan) assignment, shy of genome or chromosomal sequencing. The new mutations will allow for dozens of new haplogroup stories.

Regional affiliations will now be estimated from eighteen populations. By analyzing more than 750,000 mutational markers across the entire human genome—an increase from the 150,000 used in Geno 2.0—researchers can now estimate the geographical components of your DNA from double the number of regional affiliations and then compare these results to more than 50 reference populations. Participants can learn if they are similar to people from Ireland, Germany, Lebanon, or maybe all of the above."
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A new DNA Project run by one of our Guild members.
Background. Administrator: Bruce Fogwell , Co-Administrator: Lynn Fogwill; email for Both: FogwellDNA@yahoo.com. The Fogwell/Vogwill & variants Family DNA Project is a Y-DNA and mtDNA genealogy project for people with a direct paternal or maternal ancestral line which descends from a member of ...
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Some wonderful Victorian words that deserve to be brought back into fashion.
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According to the OED Colly actually means "Dirtied with coal-dust or soot; grimy; coal-black". "Etymology:  The same word as 16th cent. colie coaly". Shangles isn't in OED. Collywobbles has no etymology and first reference dates rom 1823.

 
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The good, the bad and the ugly of peer review by Adam Rutherford
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Horizon on BBC 2 this evening.
Evidence from a variety of sources suggests that the first people to resettle Britain after the Ice Age were more sophisticated than we could have imagined.
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Corrinne, Lucky you! Wiltshire seems to have been very important in our ancient history with Stonehenge and Avebury as well. I think there's a lot more that is still to be discovered. Ancient DNA is also now adding to our knowledge, and that area has recently taken off in the last few years.
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Despite the title this is not very Christmassy. It's a very interesting introduction to the development of human behaviour.
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Another great blog post from +Blaine Bettinger. We should all be doing these calculations BEFORE drawing conclusions about our autosomal DNA matches. 
Today, I saw an interesting table posted to Facebook, summarizing a genealogist’s family tree. It listed a handful of generations along with the number of possible ancestors in each generation, and the individual’s known ancestors for that generation. Out of curiosity,… Continue Reading →
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A very useful list of genetic genealogy resources from Louise Coakley.
Blog on family history & genetic genealogy topics for Australian & UK genealogical research & technology.
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An interesting article on the rise and fall of  Google+.
Create a social network or risk everything. That was the original pitch for Google's Facebook rival, Google+, a refrain hammered over and over by the social network's chief arch...
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