Grimmet, Straiton, Ayrshire?

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


Updated look at GEDmatch

I’ve been studying GEDmatch results for several days. “A DNA geek’s dream site,” Legal Genealogist Judy G. Russell called it.



I’ve stepped into new territory. This week I uploaded my husband Bill’s DNA results to GEDmatch. I’m waiting for batch processing to be completed.


Family Tree DNA sale ends August 31

Just a quick reminder: Family Tree DNA’s special pricing ends Thursday, August 31.

Apple genealogy

If you live in Minnesota – or you love apples – you know what a Honeycrisp is. Developed at the University of Minnesota, the Honeycrisp apple is sweet and firm, just like its name. But what about its heritage?


Discounted FamilyTreeDNA tests

This morning I received an email from the FamilyTreeDNA administrator for my husband’s surname project saying:

This is a heads up. FamilyTreeDNA has announced what I believe to be the lowest price yet for the Big Y test – and some other testing discounts. If you have ever thought of getting a Big Y, now […]

Another DNA test discount for Father’s Day

MyHeritage has announced a special price on its DNA test: $69, 30% less than the regular price of $99. The $69 pricing ends June 19th.


Webinar about choosing the right DNA test

The New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) is sponsoring a free webinar on “Choosing a DNA Test for Family History Research.”

The live broadcast will be Thursday, June 15, from 2-3 pm CDT, but you can watch a recording of the presentation on the website later.

Here’s a description of the webinar:

Curious about your […]

DNA tests on sale for Father’s Day

Have you been putting off a DNA test, waiting for discounted pricing? Both Ancestry DNA and FamilyTree DNA have announced specials to celebrate Father’s Day.


Latest issue of Irish Roots Magazine

The 2017 Second Quarter issue of Irish Roots Magazine arrived by email this week. Another fact-filled edition!