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DNA in genealogy

Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:52 am

I understand there was an article about this in a recent magazine, but unfortunately I failed to obtain a copy. Can anyone either summarise the article, or otherwise tell me how one might go about using DNA testing?

Re: DNA in genealogy

Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:32 am

You could subscribe to the free newsletter from Lost Cousins. Peter Calver has written a ‘masterclass’ about DNA testing. The link is here:

https://www.lostcousins.com/newsletters ... asterclass


Re: DNA in genealogy

Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:38 am

Donna Rutherford is an expert in genetic genealogy and has written some very accessible articles for beginners. Try this one: http://donnarutherford.com/put-the-kett ... bies-only/

Here’s a presentation she gave at a conference which is also aimed at beginners: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PrKCAJ95ypY

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Re: DNA in genealogy

Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:47 am

The past sessions of Rootstech (run by FamilySearch) are available on video, and contains sessions on DNA
"Watch Past Sessions of RootsTech" from 2019 back to 2015.


Re: DNA in genealogy

Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:35 am

Hi Richard. Thanks for your post. We regularly cover DNA in the magazine, but you might be thinking about the six-page feature in our June issue, in which Debbie Kennett explains what to do with your autosomal matches. The digital edition is still available, or you can order a print copy via https://www.buysubscriptions.com/back-i ... ack-issues We have also uploaded part of an earlier article by Debbie on choosing a DNA kit to our website: http://www.whodoyouthinkyouaremagazine. ... d-you-take

Seth Burgess
Production editor
Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine

Re: DNA in genealogy

Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:29 pm

A recently seen FamilySearch link:

DNA testing. What is it, and how can you benefit from it?


Re: DNA in genealogy

Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:17 am

Can I jump in here and ask if anyone has had experience of uploading the raw DNA data from one test site to others? I've tested with LivingDNA but while all sites invite you to share your data, most reject LivingDNA files. I wonder if this is a common problem or something particular to my data.

The links provided here have been very interesting so thank you...

Re: DNA in genealogy

Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:04 am

Yes I uploaded a DNA test from FTDNA to Gedmatch and My Heritage with no problems and I am not confident with IT

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Re: DNA in genealogy

Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:15 pm

Has anyone else used LivingDNA? It seems it's not popular with the other sites.

Re: DNA in genealogy

Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:24 pm

Living DNA comprises both autosomal and Y and mitochondrial DNA as far as I am aware, looking at my results. Maybe the raw data files are therefore not suitable for migrating if contained in one file? Ancestry, for instance only hosts autosomal DNA, so maybe they cannot extract it automatically from a Living DNA file. I've already tested at Family Tree DNA so there would be no point in trying to upload my Living DNA results there, even if it were possible, because I already have Y DNA data on that site as well as autosomal through their Family Finder test. They might have a similar problem to Ancestry if the situation is similar to that I've suggested above. Have you contacted Living DNA to find out what they can tell you?
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