More about the accuracy of DNA test kits

The Today Show used a set of identical triplets to test the accuracy of three popular DNA test kits (Ancestry, 23andme, and My Heritage).


Genetic map of the people of Ireland

Over six years ago, during my first year as IGSI blogger, I posted about a unique DNA study undertaken by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) and the Genealogical Society of Ireland.


Tell the good and bad about family

Has your research ever uncovered “black sheep” or other dark tales about your family? Have you wondered whether the information should be shared?


DNA kits as a holiday gift

What prompted me to choose today’s topic are the special holiday prices on DNA test kits.


FTDNA Family Finder only $49 through today

Family Tree DNA is also running a special on their test kits, through today. For example, Family Finder is only $49.

Cyber Monday specials at Ancestry

Ancestry is offering a couple really good deals but only for the next 16 hours or so, until Monday, November 27, at 11:59 pm ET.


DNA kits put to the test

If you’ve ever wondered about the reliability of DNA tests in identifying close relatives, you will appreciate this news story.

Sullivans or Moynihans?

This weekend was the opening of pheasant season in South Dakota. Needless to say – but I’ll say it anyway – that means I was flushing/pointing/retrieving for our hunting party, in addition to being the camp cook. Not much time for genealogy but here’s a follow-up to my recent posting about the FTDNA surname project.


FTDNA surname project

I’ve blogged before about FTDNA’s Hickey project. DNA ‘techies’ may find the latest report from the project administrator of interest:


Grimmet, Straiton, Ayrshire?

While browsing Ancestry hints, I came across a story about DNA discoveries and my Scots-Irish ancestors.