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 →

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 →

Spring Cleaning Your Genealogy & Computer

This past Saturday, was the first day of spring, and it reminded me of when I was a kid and the family had a cabin at Lac La Nonne. My … Continue Reading →

Jumping from Genealogy Tree To Genealogy Tree

DNA is a useful tool, but sometimes it can come with a lot of work. Find out how I use others trees to better understand my own tree and find my DNA Quadfecta. Continue Reading →

Who Was Harold Alfred Thompson?

First and foremost, Harold was my grandfather. He was my father’s father, to be exact. But as with many of my ancestors (and I’m sure many of yours), his story has a “but” in it. Continue Reading →

DNA Angel Project – August Edition – Pick Your Prize 🧬🧬🎁

It’s time for another DNA Angel Project. Win your choice of DNA kit. Continue Reading →

Your Cousins Have A Right To Know

As always the DNA world is a fast-paced world and this week was no exception. If you read this article from BuzzFeed News you’ll find out the back story of … Continue Reading →

Transferring Your DNA – Let’s Find More Cousins

(This is a long post with lots of pictures. This explains how to transfer an AncestryDNA file to Family Tree DNA (FTDNA) but part way through this post there will … Continue Reading →

DNA and Crime Fighting

It’s been a week since Buzzfeed broke the story that Family Tree DNA (FTDNA) has been working with the FBI. As you can imagine this has caused quite the uproar … Continue Reading →

News From i4GG

This past weekend I spent in San Diego. You might think what a great way to get away from the snow that I live in. But much of my time … Continue Reading →