The Ancestry DNA Reveal Is Coming

I’m sure you’ve noticed that every time you go into your DNA results at Ancestry for the past month it seems, you’ve seen a promising banner that says Coming soonAncestryDNA® … Continue Reading →

It’s Official – The Genie Journal Is Now Available

One of the things I always dream of as a teenager was becoming an author, and effectively Sunday, I felt like that truly happened when I saw both versions of … Continue Reading →

I Finally Tested My mtDNA

The other day I got an email that I’ve been waiting for. In April this year, I’d purchased an upgrade to my Family Tree DNA to add a mtFull Sequence. … Continue Reading →

The Genie Journal Is Coming To Amazon

What is a Genie Journal? It’s anything you’d like it to be because it includes plenty of space to journal or to compile your genealogy research or DNA notes. But it’s so much … Continue Reading →

Don’t Be Like My DNA Cousin

As you know, I love DNA and what it can do for your research, and I especially like to help others with their research. So a recent interaction with a DNA cousin caught me off guard. Here’s the story. Continue Reading →

DNA (My mtDNA to be exact)

The other day I received a kit from Family Tree DNA for the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) test that I’d purchased, and this reminded me that I have really posted about DNA lately.

On April 22nd, I ordered an mtDNA test from Family Tree DNA (FTDNA) for myself. It was the one DNA test I hadn’t done on my mom’s DNA, primarily because I didn’t think it would help me much with my genealogy and because I knew that I could do the test on my own DNA any time I’d like. Continue Reading →

It’s Been A Hectic Week But It’s Worth It

Shop the Hound has always participated in the Ontario Ancestors Ontario Genealogy Conference held in June each year at various locations in Ontario. I’ve always loved our road trips across Canada to attend and meet many enthusiastic genealogists from across Canada and the U.S. Continue Reading →

AncestryDNA Adds New Communities

It was just shy of four months ago that AncestryDNA® added new communities (you can read that article HERE), and on Monday, some of you just might have had a few more. AncestryDNA gave us fifty-three new communities to potentially learn more about where our ancestors came from and why. Continue Reading →

My WikiTree Results

On April 7th, I had my WikiTree reveal, and I wanted to share with you my experience. Continue Reading →

Countdown To RootsTech Connect

The final countdown has started and we are just a few days away from RootsTech Connect. Continue Reading →