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My Tale of Adoption in the Detroit Free Press

My Tale of Adoption in the Detroit Free Press

  I Started Out as a Small Adopted Child I got very lucky and met a reporter who was interested in my adoption story and in searching for my birth family through DNA testing. The reporter, Kristen Shamus, is a fellow French Canadian — we met at a French Canadian Heritage Society in Michigan meeting! Ms Shamus is a very thorough investigator. I really appreciate all the time she spent interviewing the various DNA testing companies and … Read entire article »

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23andMe Ancestry Composition V3

23andMe Ancestry Composition V3

New Ancestry Composition at 23andMe Recently, 23andMe came out with their third ethnicity calculator. As DNA mavens know, Ancestry DNA came out with a new version of their Ethnicity calculator this year and it broke down the African continent – something 23andMe has been promising for a long time. Finally in response, 23andMe has presented it’s breakdown for the African Continent. Congrats to those that are helped by that!I don’t know enough about non-European genealogy to … Read entire article »

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Ancestry.com Raw DNA — Hint: Is It Phased!?

Ancestry.com Raw DNA — Hint: Is It Phased!?

Starting today customers of Ancestry.com’s DNA service can download their raw data. As predicted by yours truly, (over the objections of the DNA police) it’s build 37 and Phased! What does this mean to you? Download First, go to your ‘Your DNA Homepage’ on the DNA drop-down at Ancestry.com. Once there, click ‘Manage Test Settings to the right of the orange ‘View Results’ button. Then click, ‘Get Started’ on the right hand side (see arrow in picture … Read entire article »

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Sales Sales Sales! — Ancestry, AncestryDNA, FTDNA and 23andMe

Sales Sales Sales! — Ancestry, AncestryDNA, FTDNA and 23andMe

Sales! There are a lot of reduced prices available for DNA testing and Genealogy but some of them aren’t well advertised. The sale at FTDNA is theoretically over (but still advertised), while the Ancestry.com sales appear in their header and footer areas. 23andMe had an overall price drop that’s spectacular! Ancestry and AncestryDNA All sales appear to go through January 6th, 2012. 6 month Ancestry.com memberships are on sale for $49. That’s a great deal at 30% off! One year … Read entire article »

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New DNA Testing Service: AncestryDNA Sends Mass Email Offer in Error

New DNA Testing Service: AncestryDNA Sends Mass Email Offer in Error

AncestryDNA   In case you haven’t heard, Ancestry.com, the highly successful genealogy record searching and family tree building business, is getting into the DNA testing business. Called AncestryDNA, it is, in concept, a beautiful match up of science and art. For some time Ancestry.com has offered yDNA and mtDNA testing which only traces your direct paternal or maternal line respectively. Now, with the addition of autosomal testing, they have become a much more full service ancestry service … Read entire article »

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Summary of 23andMe’s New Pricing

Summary of 23andMe’s New Pricing

  Pricing Changes at 23andMe [Editor's Note: Since this was written 23andMe has completely dropped the subscription plan for all participants. If you had a payment plan, once you complete your obligatory 1 year of payments there will be no further charges for the current level of service on whatever chip you were tested on. If you're a new customer the price is now a one time payment of $299. There may be additional services offered in … Read entire article »

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