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Map your ancestors with KinMapper
The FamilySearch.org App Gallery currently has 123 interesting and useful apps (programs etc.) that are associated with family history. If you haven't taken the time to explore the apps listed, when you do, you may be surprised at the variety. Many of the p...
The FamilySearch.org App Gallery currently has 123 interesting and useful apps (programs etc.) that are associated with family history. If you haven't taken the time to explore the apps listed, when you do, you may be surpris...
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The slides and the recordings of the presentations from our recent DNA seminar are now available in the Members' Room: http://one-name.org/dna-seminar-2016-2/ (You must be logged in to access this page.) Don't forget too that as a member of the Guild you can buy discounted DNA kits from Family Tree DNA: http://one-name.org/dna-kits-available-from-the-guild
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Voting is now open for the 2016 Rockstar Genealogists awards.
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How a one-name study can help you with your brick walls.
One name studies can help you overcome brick walls
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Ten pigtails of hair thought to be from seven mutineers of "Mutiny on the Bounty" fame and three of their female Polynesian companions will be analysed in a new collaboration between the Pitcairn Islands Study Centre at Pacific Union College (California, US) and the forensic DNA group at King's College London (UK).
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I hope they manage to do some DNA testing.
The mystery of a king's tomb may be solved after the discovery of several graves around the site of Reading Abbey, thought to be King Henry I's final resting place.
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A good article on surnames and the Norman Conquest by Guild member +Celia Heritage
I was recently interviewed for the BBC's The One Show regarding the introduction of surnames into England at the time of the Norman Conquest. Here I expand on the short interview to give you a better idea of the complexities of this subject. At the time of the Norman Invasion, surnames were a ...
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Deconstructing my Ancestry #DNA test results with my parents (and #lego)

About 18 months ago, I undertook the Ancestry autosomal DNA test. I’d been completely sceptical of what use it would give me, but after seeing lots of talks from Ancestry, other DNA test providers, and genealogists at Who Do You Think You Are? Live in…
About 18 months ago, I undertook the Ancestry autosomal DNA test. I’d been completely sceptical of what use it would give me, but after seeing lots of talks from Ancestry, other DNA test prov…
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A DNA test to avoid.
We've had a few questions in our ISOGG Facebook group about a new GPS Origins test so I thought I'd take a look at it. I'm not aware of anyone who has tested with the company and received results. At present the test is only...
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AncestryDNA enter the health market.
It was announced today that AncestryDNA have partnered with a company called Quest Diagnostics. This new partnership will allow AncestryDNA to meet the growing consumer demand for their test both in the US and in other countr...
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Author of DNA and Social Networking: A Guide to Genealogy in the Twenty-First Century (2011) and The Surnames Handbook (published in October 2012). Honorary Research Associate in the Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment at University College London.
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X-DNA's helpful inheritance patterns
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X-chromosomes follow unique inheritance patterns in the pedigree chart, so an x-match can be used to isolate DNA matches to particular lines

DNA Wiki -- Find out what the experts think about DNA
genealogysstar.blogspot.com

Thanks to a comment by a reader, I got a link to the International Society of Genetic Genealogy (ISOGG) Wiki. This resource is billed as a "

Using Footnotes with Blogger
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Anyone who has been following my advice in Using Microsoft Word with Blogger in order to generate footnotes/endnotes in your blog may be won

The Folly of Using Small Segments as Proof in Genealogical Research, Par...
www.yourgeneticgenealogist.com

Responsible genealogists adhere to high standards of proof in their research, in the evidence that they present and in the conclusions they

Church Record Sunday - Parochial Registers of Borris Carlow ~ Kirwans an...
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Apparently a few years ago a cousin contacted me whose ancestor Anna Kirwan Downey was sister to my Great Grandmother Sadie Kirwan Carrow. S

Genealogy in the Sunshine - Days 2 and 3 report
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Days 2 and 3 have now just about passed on the Lost Cousins (www.lostcousins.com) Genealogy in the Conference programme in Portugal - well,

The Frog Blog: The Alternative Irish Genome
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CH1 The CH1 gene variant gives rise to a condition, believed to affect countless thousands of Irish people, known as “cute hoorism”. Suffere

Family Tree DNA
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The Scientific Method: User Guide
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Nick Haward: Congratulations on choosing the scientific method. Please read this guide before use

Your Genetic Genealogist: First Look at the Full Genomes Y-Sequencing Re...
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GRCh37 is the Genome Reference Consortium human genome (build 37). I guess it is a reference genome similar to CRS or RSRS for mtDNA. This t

Genetic Genealogy Ireland 2013
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How did you get into genealogy? I started researching the Irish side of my family tree in 1997. My father was fostered and with very little

Open data: we need to share research results, even when they are wrong
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There are huge flaws in the way research data is uploaded, says Mark Hahnel, but how far are we from a universal solution?

Not breaking news: many scientific studies are ultimately proved wrong!
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Sylvia McLain: Most theories are eventually consigned to the rubbish heap, but this is scientific business as usual

How Do You Know When You're Middle-Aged?
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Thanks to John Egiziano for sending this to us! Posted 1 week ago by Medievalists.net. Labels: Funny · Medieval News. Medieval and Ancient H

What is a professional genealogist?
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This question arose in the context of the post addressing the questions asked by by Thomas MacEntee in his post entitled "Genealogy: A House

Jill Ball: How I Hack Genealogy | Hack Genealogy
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Come meet Jill Ball of the GeniAus blog who hails from the Land Down Under in Sydney, Australia at Hack Genealogy and find out how she hacks

Authorship - Webmaster Tools Help
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Help articles; Webmaster essentials; My site and Google; Using Webmaster Tools; Sitemaps; Help forum; Checklist; Get started; Webmaster Guid

Geniaus: I got to meet Simon Orde at Rootstech
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Last year I changed genealogy software packages. After using one program for a dozen years I moved over to the Family Historian package beca

Exaggerations and errors in the promotion of genetic ancestry testing « ...
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Early_diversification. One thing we have done in Genomes Unzipped is to report on what is on the market for consumers interested in getting