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Genome Mate – A New Tool in my DNA Toolbox

31 May 2014 DNA

Those of us who have done DNA testing know that two of the biggest challenges are keeping track of all the information and narrowing down that information into smaller buckets that can be analyzed to determine common ancestors.  The analysis tools have gotten a lot better in the last year, but there really hasn’t been […]

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Another DNA Match Going Back to Hemphill/Mackie Ancestors

9 December 2013 DNA

Recently, I received a sharing invitation from a 23andMe autosomal DNA match.  I responded in the affirmative and asked the sender for a copy of her gedcom, so that I could try to figure out the genealogical connection.  Instead, she figured it out for us! Cousin M. and I are predicted as 3rd to 4th […]

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My First Family Finder DNA Match

24 October 2012 DNA

While I did an autosomal dna test at 23andMe last year, I recently took advantage of a sale price to have my mother’s dna tested at Family Tree DNA, doing their autosomal test, known as Family Finder.  I also upgraded my own results at FT DNA, in order to compare my results with hers. My […]

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