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The 2016 DNA Day Sale prices are live at FamilyTreeDNA and Ancestry.  Here's a rundown of the deals.
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The wait is finally over at GEDMatch. FTDNA uploads are back!
GEDMatch has added support for Wegene kits to its ever expanding database. Wegene is a Chinese company available only in China. It uses a format similar to 23andMe and provides its customers with ethnic origins and heath in...
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The human family tree is getting rewritten, again.  The newest record holder for the oldest sample of human DNA sequenced is causing researchers to reconsider their current theories of human evolution.
New Scientist is reporting a team of archaeologists and geneticists from the Max Planck Institute in Germany have successfully sequenced the oldest sample to date of human DNA. The sample in question comes from a person who ...
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Because its your data.  Here's how to get around GEDMatch's block of FTDNA transfers.  
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Wow. 15 years ago it cost $100 Million to sequence the first human genome.  Today, you can get your complete genome sequenced for $895.  
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Found a much easier, more automated method to get YDNA Haplogroup info out of Ancestry results!
I recently learned a fun little secret about AncestryDNA tests: their tests include YDNA SNPs! This is roughly the same level of YDNA coverage in a 23andme test, which will provide men with their YDNA haplogroup. But Ancest...
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The Y-SPN extractor program is for Windows. Mac users will have to use method #2 and use promethease.
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Here's a hack for AncestryDNA that lets you compare your test results to anyone else regardless of how much or how little DNA they share.  And it doesn't require any third party websites like GEDMatch to work!
You may be familiar with AncestryDNA's DNA Circles, which allow you to compare to your kit to matches who share a common ancestor, including people who only match your other matches and don't match you directly. This is help...
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Yes.  Louvenia married John Wesley Alston, the son of Martha Winn ( parents William Winn and Nancy Wilkes) and Calvin Alston.  There is a Facebook group for the descendants of William and Nancy.  Their children migrated to Leon County, Texas over the span of a few years after the death of their parents in Mississippi in 1850.  There is also a Davis descendants group.  
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BREAKING: FTDNA and GEDMatch resolve their dispute.  All FTDNA kits numbers on GEDMatch will be changed to new random kit numbers.
It appears the dispute between GEDMatch.com and FamilytreeDNA has been amicably resolved. GEDMatch.com's administrators just posted the following update to their website: As we suspected, this confirms FTDNA's main problem...
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Are you an FTDNA user who needs to upload to GEDMatch?  Here's an automated tool to convert your results so they can be uploaded to GEDMatch as 23andMe results.
GEDMatch and FamilyTreeDNA.com are actively working to resolve their dispute regarding the use of FTDNA kits on GEDMatch.org. However, at this time, uploads of FTDNA kits remained blocked from GEDMatch. I've heard from a nu...
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FTDNA has expressed concerns about privacy and security on GEDMatch, and as a result GEDMatch has suspended all new transfers from FTDNA.  Here's a little background on the issue
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Fun little trick to save some money and get YDNA data out of an AncestryDNA test.
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