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I found my birth family after 40 years of looking for them. I used DNA tests, software to sort DNA match results, family trees, contacting DNA matches and several website tools. We want to provide you a "one stop shop" with all your resources to help YOU find YOUR family.

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People Locator Websites For Finding Family

By DD / November 9, 2015

When you are trying to find your family, you have to look everywhere. After you have used DNA and other tools to find a name, then you have to locate them. Sometimes you don’t have all the information so you are filling in the gaps and it would help if you knew where people have […]

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Genome Mate Pro for DNA Genealogy

By DD / November 8, 2015

I found my birth family using DNA genealogy tools. When it comes to gathering DNA information, there are a few tools that you can turn to. The main 3rd party DNA genealogy software are GEDMatch.com, DNAGED.com and the other is Genome Mate Pro, a free desktop program that allows you to keep keep track of […]

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529andYou Google Chrome Extention

By DD / November 7, 2015

The Chrome extension 529 can make sorting the data produced at 23andMe a breeze and best of all it is free. Using 23andMe can be challenging, especially when you need to take the information from there and add it to other software to sort results. The best way to collect your data from 23andMe is […]

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Search Connect Research Collaberation From MyHeritage

By DD / November 7, 2015

MyHeritage annouced on November 4th the addition of a new feature to their MyHeritage Software. Seach Connect lets members that are searching for a family member to see who else is running the exact same search and be able to contact each other and work together. This could provide means to huge breakthoughs of brick […]

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Ancestry DNA adds Matching cM numbers

By DD / November 7, 2015

After being asked for years for the number of matching cM between matches, Ancestry has finally added the information to profiles – if you know where to look. There is some confusion with the cM numbers that are shown though with the total number of matching segments and total cM that match being different than […]

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Puzzilla.org Family Lineage Site Review

By DD / November 1, 2015

Many people, such as those in the Church of Ladder Day Saints, have a deep and driven love of genealogy. And why not? Knowing where you come from is fundamental to knowing who you are. There are many sites that supply the service of genealogy to people, and Puzzilla is one of those site. A […]

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Genealogybank.com Review

By DD / October 31, 2015

Finding your family tree is not a new phenomenon. However, in the 2st century, there are a plethora of tools to uncover a vast array of information from websites such as this one. I found it was quicker than anticipated using this website. With so many resources, it was easy for me to get started […]

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Macavo Genealogy Website Review

By DD / October 31, 2015

Anyone who is interested in finding family members now has more tools at their fingertips by using the Internet. In recent years, it’s become easier to search for distant cousins or relatives just by accessing genealogy websites over the web. Macavo.com is an advanced website that allows users to search through millions of different genealogy […]

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Orphan Train Movement from 1854-1929

By DD / October 31, 2015

The Orphan Train Movement had its beginnings in the mid 19th century, when there were tens of thousands of motherless children dwelling on the streets and in the alleyways of New York City. In an effort to rescue those abandoned kids from the perils of street life, a local philanthropist named Charles Loring Brace founded […]

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International Society of Genetic Genealogy ISOGG.Org

By DD / October 31, 2015

International Society of Genetic Genealogy ISOGG.Org Those of us who are hoping to make a connection with a distant relative or parent can use the International Society of Genetic Genealogy on ISOGG.org with the use of genetic research that is provided. The website makes it easy to begin a general search with the use of […]

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The Open Adoption Debate – Vote Yes

By DD / October 30, 2015

As an adult adoptee that spent years looking for her birth parents, I completely support opening adoption records for adults. Some states have open records, some are closed and some are somewhere in the middle. When I was finally able to find my birth parents they were both deceased. One of the saddest, most disappointing […]

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National Geographic Geno 2.0 Project

By DD / October 30, 2015

With the use of advanced DNA analysis, the National Geographic 2.0 Project has made strides in learning more about the origin of humans by taking a deeper look at the past. The project has been in operation since 2005 in 140 different countries and continues to welcome new participants to learn more about where their […]

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Ancestral Quest Software Review

By DD / October 28, 2015

Ancestral Quest Software Review With the growing emphasis on multiculuralism, ancestory research has become increasingly popular in recent years. More an more people are being inspired to dig into their own heritage to dsicover where they came from. I recently began the quest to trace back my own family tree, and, fortunately, there are now […]

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Zoompast.org Review

By DD / October 27, 2015

Zoompast.org is a new website from Dr. James Rosindell and the Imperial College London. Dr. Rosindell’s first website was Onezoom.org where you can zoom in on the tree of life. At Zoompast.org you can zoom in on family trees like you can zoom in on a location on Google Maps. The website desecribes itself as […]

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Ancestry DNA Review

By DD / October 26, 2015

Ancestry DNA is one big reason I found my birth family after looking off and on for 36 years. I had written and called and hired a company to find my family without any results. Then I saw a story about Ancestry DNA that said that someone had found their birth family using Ancestry DNA […]

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Finding Family Book Review

By DD / October 25, 2015

Finding Family: My Search for Roots and the Secrets in My DNA Book Review Finding Family: My Search for Roots and the Secrets in My DNA is one of the simplest to read and easiest to understand books ever written about the search for one’s family roots and heritage. The book has received much recognition […]

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Morgansense Autosomal DNA Relationship Tool

By DD / October 25, 2015

Autosomal DNA Tool[/caption]MorganSense is an Autosomal Relationships Predictions Utility. It takes your related centiMorgans (cMs) value of two people (find using Family Tree DNA, Ancestry DNA, 23andMe or GEDMatch.com) and it predicts your relationship. A cM, CentiMorgan is used to measure genetic linkage. In general, the longer the piece you have in common, the closer […]

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Autosomal DNA A Step-By-Step Approach to Analyzing Your atDNA

By DD / October 25, 2015

Dr. Maurice Gleeson gave a presentation on February 20th, 2014 on Autosomal DNA A step-by-step Approach to Analysing You atDNA Matches. At the time this presentation was given, Dr. Gleeson had been working with DNA Genealogy for 5 years. The presentation discusses what atDNA is, what is a match, and what steps you should take […]

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Legacy 8.0 Genealogy Software Review

By DD / October 23, 2015

One of the best ways to get people to try a piece of software is to offer a fairly full-featured package for free, and then offer sophisticated, advanced features in the full package that will compel the user to upgrade once they get started using the basic package. The makers of Legacy 8.0 Genealogy software […]

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23andMe Brings Back Health Reports

By DD / October 22, 2015

I had my DNA tested at 23andMe after the FDA had stopped them from issueing health reports along with their results for ancestry, percentage neandrathal, and realtionship matches. When you ask a match if they will share their DNA analysis with you, it also asked if you would share your Health report. My experience is […]

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Using Autosomal DNA and Using Tools of Adoptees

By DD / October 22, 2015

Maurice Gleeson – Autosomal DNA, Adoptees, & Finding Long Lost Irish Relatives (Part 1) In this hour long video, Dr. Maurice Gleeson talks about using autosomal DNA and tools developed in the US to help adoptees find their birth families.  He discusses using GEDMatch and GEDCOM.com I didn’t realize until I watched this that Ancestry […]

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Family Naming Conventions Can Help With Brick Walls

By DD / October 21, 2015

Those brick walls can seem daunting when you think you have checked out every lead. Looking for patterns in family naming schemes can help with those educated guesses. Various cultures have their own naming conventions. It was common in Victorian England for the first name of the first male child to be named after the […]

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DNA.Land Free DNA Research Website

By DD / October 21, 2015

Have you heard of the new website DNA.Land? DNA Land is non-profit research website run by three researchers affiliated with Columbia University and the NY Genome Center . They are also in partnership with the National Breast Cancer Coalition to better understand the genetic risks of breast cancer. Computational geneticist Dr. Yaniv Erlich presented the […]

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Newspapers.com Review

By DD / October 21, 2015

Newspapers.com is a great place where I can find newspaper clippings or articles without having to visit my local library. In a digital age where most people read articles online, it can be difficult to stay current with local newspapers or find old content that covers crime or historical events. Instead of spending hours scouring […]

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Genealogical Relationship Chart Based on cM

By DD / October 4, 2015

Blaine Bettinger has been collecting statistics from the genetic genealogy community on the number of shared centiMorgans for known genealogical relationships as part of his shared cM project. The chart below is a visualisation of the range of shared centiMorgans for close relations up to the third cousin level based on data supplied to the […]

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Find My Family Magazine

By DD / October 4, 2015

The purpose of this website is to bring together the best of the genealogy, genetic genealogy, family finding news, articles, reviews, website information, and social groups.  Whether you are an adoptee with no clue about your family or a seasoned genealogist, this site will have something for you. We will have reviews of dna testing […]

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