Sunday, February 23, 2014

Good article on using DNA testing to find birth parents

This is an article on Kasandra Rose, an adoptee and a biologist, who has been using autosomal DNA testing to determine her ancestry and to hopefully find her parents:

The side panel contains some useful information for other adoptees. Kasandra has a blog at The Rose Bush

Friday, February 21, 2014

International Genetic Genealogy Conference: 15-17 August 2014

The Institute for Genetic Genealogy will hold the International Genetic Genealogy Conference in August. Details on the Conference with a list of speakers, can be found on the Conference website. This should be a very informative meeting. This blogger will be attending.

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Multiple cousins shown at AncestryDNA (UPDATE)

The problem reported below has been corrected.If you have multiple connections to a cousin, the separate connections are now correctly marked for the degree of relationship.

Like numerous others I received two additional pages of Hints today at AncestryDNA. In examining the matches I have found that AncestryDNA is now showing all multiple matches at the furthest degree of relationship. As an example I have one person who is a 3rd cousin once removed and a 6th cousin on another line. When I open the match each is shown as a 6th cousin even though there are two different lines of relationship.

There were two 3rd cousins in my predicted 4th to 6th cousin Hinted match list.

I have started using the Note section to tag the match with the person's name, the degree of relationship and the name of the person or couple the relationship is from.

I now have 5 pages of Hints out of 182 pages of matches. Needless to say, I'll never get through looking at all of those pages of matches.