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AncestryDNA – The cM Mb Disparity – Updated!

AncestryDNA – The cM Mb Disparity – Updated!

UPDATE: Found at the bottom of the article! There are different ways of measuring DNA and the most basic is by counting the bp, or base pairs, within a segment. This method counts each nucleotide – A, T, C, or G – within a segment. This is fine for defining where gene locations or finding SNPs, but if you’re trying to determine how closely related you are to someone else, it’s not the best measuring stick. … 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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Ancestry.DNA’s New Filter – “Has a Hint”

Ancestry.DNA’s New Filter – “Has a Hint”

Two New Ancestry DNA Features AncestryDNA has added a pair of new features meant to help customers find other customers with mutual ancestors in their trees. The first part of the new feature is the addition of a little leaf next to the number of folks in your matches trees, right where the locked icon is on locked trees. This is a great feature but unfortunately, not everyone is getting to see them – yet. According … 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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