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A Guest Positing by Maurice Gleeson, July 13, 2018

This article was posted today, July 13, 2018 by Maurice Gleeson, Organizer of Genetic Genealogy Ireland, in his blog “DNA and Family Tree Research”. It is re-posted here with his permission. Goodbye NPE, Hello SDS – some causes of Surname or DNA Switches The term NPE stands for Non-Paternity Event, or Non-Parental Event, or alternatively…

VGS Genetic Genealogy SIG Member Shares Search Success Story

A DNA Search Success Story I just received this email from Cheryl (a member of The Villages Genealogical Society and our Genetic Genealogy Special Interest Group) and her husband, Richard. Something I said while explaining AncestryDNA’s shared DNA feature at our February meeting set into motion a chain of events with a very successful outcome.…

AncestryDNA Breakthrough on Genetic Communities

This article is re-posted from the Ancestry.com blog Posted by Ancestry Team on February 7, 2017 in AncestryDNA, TechRoots   Nature Communications Publishes AncestryDNA Breakthrough on Genetic Communities What if from your DNA, you could find out that you’re not just Irish, but related to the Ulster Irish who migrated in droves to the U.S.?…

Understanding Third Party DNA Testing Results Analysis Tools

Understanding Third Party DNA Testing Results Analysis Tools is a presentation made to The Genetic Genealogy Special Interest Group of The Villages Genealogical Society on December 12, 2014. It is meant to familiarize our members with the various options they have to analyze their DNA test results and how to use them to convert DNA…