DNA kits as a holiday gift

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


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 […]

Genealogy website/DNA help ID WWII remains

In January 1944 1st Lt Robert Eugene Oxford was one of eight men on a supply mission aboard a U.S. Army bomber headed from China to India. The plane never arrived, and a search was impossible because there was no way to pinpoint where it went down. The men were later declared dead.


Latest issue of Irish Roots Magazine

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


Comparison of DNA tests

Have you ever wanted to purchase a DNA test kit from multiple companies and compare the results?

DNA will tell

I heard an intriguing story the other day about DNA test results. I’m enjoying a long weekend in Chicago, but the story remains on my mind.

A friend submitted a DNA test kit for her 80-year-old-plus father. When potential matches began to appear, she was puzzled. This was not the family she expected to find. […]

DNA, Genealogy And The Search For Who We Are

Learning more about DNA is one of my genealogical resolutions for 2016. This looks like a good place to start.


Cyber Monday deal

If you’re waiting for a special deal on DNA testing, here’s one to consider.


Celtic DNA

Genetic genealogy is definitely not a fad that will go away. (Remember early predictions about the World Wide Web?) To put it in non-scientific terms, DNA may be the ultimate brick-wall buster.