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Family Historian Software Review

By Staff Writer / October 27, 2015

Family Historian Software Review One of my favorite hobbies is working on my family tree. I want to know all about the lives of my ancestors and where they came from. I also want to have a complete family tree to share with my siblings along with my children and grandchildren. Not surprisingly, I need […]

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FamilyHistory.com Review

By Staff Writer / October 27, 2015

FamilyHistory.com and Others Offer a Look into the Past In 2013, I became (for lack of a better term) obsessed with genealogy and tracing my family’s history and I still am to this day. I used a number of websites and resources (including my local library) to gather information about my ancestors and my husband’s […]

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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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DearMyrtle.com Genealogy Blog Review

By Staff Writer / October 25, 2015

The DearMyrtle.com site is the sensible and practical guide for beginning genealogy researchers online. Primarily a blog, this online space is managed by Pat Richley-Erickson under the pseudonym Myrtle. The site stays among the top 5 genealogy sites internationally. Although Richley-Erickson, based in Utah, has chosen to establish her good reputation through a persona, she […]

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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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Family Tree Maker Software Review

By Staff Writer / October 24, 2015

As a long-time genealogy enthusiast, I can honestly say that the Family Tree Maker is one of the most valuable organizational tools available in the genealogy world. Family Tree Maker offers an easy to use template for storing information about each family member added to the tree. I have a large blended family, and Family […]

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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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Geni.com Review

By Staff Writer / October 23, 2015

Geni.com is a site that offers powerful genealogy tools that will help you to learn about your family’s history. It will also connect you with others that share a part in your family tree. You can learn as much as possible about your history and have fun finding family members that you did not even […]

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Roots Magic Software Review

By Staff Writer / October 23, 2015

Modern technology has produced many electrifying things over the years. One of the most exciting is RootsMagic, which allows one to trace their ancestry. Organized by Bruce Buzbee in 1987, this is a genealogy software program that provides the means to track a family record using information from a multi-national database. This information covers many […]

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RootsWeb.com Review

By Staff Writer / October 23, 2015

RootsWeb.com Review The need and desire to find out just what your ancestry background is has become incredibly popular in recent years. So it’s no surprise that I would be one of the millions of people to utilize the internet to track down my roots. This is where RootsWeb.com comes into the story. Rootsweb.com is […]

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Billiongraves.com Review

By Staff Writer / October 23, 2015

Many of my friends have been blogging about Billiongraves.com, especially about its app. I decided to download it to my Nokia Lumia 520 to take a look. I think the site and its app have potential, the reason I decided to share this article. The primary goal of Billion Graves is to provide extensive history […]

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Find A Grave.com Review

By Staff Writer / October 23, 2015

For as long as I can remember, I’ve always had a fascination with finding the grave sights of deceased relatives, my ancestors, and even famous people that happen to be buried in my area. This curiosity and inquisitive nature of mine extended into my adulthood and I often found myself perusing the internet till the […]

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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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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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