I want to welcome the new subscribers to “Hound on the Hunt”. The past week was so exciting as we launched our new initiative; “The DNA Angel Project”. I’m a big admirer of Thomas MacEntee, from GeneaBloggers so when he suggested we collaborate by having a contest to celebrate the launch of  The DNA Angel Project I was totally on-board with the idea. Sunny Lee Williams  was the lucky winner of the seven  DNA Guides written by Diahan Southard from Your DNA Guide .

Shop the Hound has already decided that our next contest will start on July 14, 2016 and the prize will be a “Family Finder DNA kit from Family Tree DNA (FTDNA) valued at $99.00 U.S. This contest will be open to all our Canadian and U.S. followers and we’ll let you know where to enter next week.  (Be sure to put info@familyhistoryhound.com on your safe list.)

The Family Finder Test is an autosomal test designed to find matches on any of your ancestral lines within the last five generations as well as tell you your ethnic origin. Family Finder uses autosomal DNA, which is the mixture of DNA you received from both parents (about 50% from your mother and about 50% from your father). Family Tree DNA is based out of Houston, Texas and is one of the leading DNA test provides for genetic genealogy.

Something else that happened last week, is we launched the new look of our store, Shop the Hound. I think it looks awesome, it’s easier to navigate and I love it. I can’t take all the credit, I had some help. That help came from Donovon Koch from donovonkoch.com. If you haven’t had a chance to check out our store I hope you’ll take a look and  yes and I almost forgot;  our store is Canadian. We offer many products that are made in Canada and for our U.S. friends this gives you a chance to take advantage of your strong U.S. dollar.

Stayed tuned and follow along as I’m always thinking of new ideas and products and I can’t wait to tell you about them.

Ellen Thompson-Jennings




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