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TSOLife, The Story of Life, is a personal history preservation service for both individuals and organizations. They have a mobile iOS app that can be used to record and upload personal stories, oral histories, and videos.View Listing
The cost for an individual account is $14.99/month and any stories recorded during that month will be included in your final product. They use AI software to transcribe and edit uploaded videos into smaller, topic-oriented stories that can be viewed in shorter segments. When you're done telling stories, you stop paying for the app and you still have access to your recorded stories. You can download the audio and video; printed options are a feature they're considering in 2019. You need a community code to sign in and create an account in the app. They have a list of recommended questions and topics. You can mark the questions that have been asked so you don't duplicate your efforts. Family members receive email updates when a resident has upload…
bespokeGenealogy is a genealogy company owned by Alistair McGowan specializing in UK family history research.View Listing
Services include:Archival Research Family History Reports House Histories Research Trip Planning
Follow the bespokeGenealogy blog and follow them on Pinterest for great research tips for England, Wales, Ireland, and Scotland.
Genea-Musings is Randy Seaver's family history website and blog which "features genealogy research tips and techniques, genealogy news items and commentary, genealogy humor, San Diego genealogy society news, family history research and some family history stories".View Listing
Randy also does a regular weekly review of his favorite genealogy articles, Best of the Genea-Blogs, which is a great way to follow what's currently being discussed in genealogy circles.
Check out Randy's genealogy links, presentation schedule, and follow him on Twitter or other social media platforms.
AntonyArt Digital Retouching is a professional photo restoration service owned and operated by Anton Artemov.View Listing
AntonyArt specializes in:Old photo restoration Restoring torn photos Colorizing black & white photos Restoring faded colors in photos Creating photo montages
Visit their site for prices and services and for an explanation of How to Place an Order & Request an Estimate.
Watch AntonyArt YouTube videos to get an idea of the services they're able to provide. Here are two examples:
Video_1: Restoration of a badly damaged old photo.
Video_2: Photo Retouching.
Genealogy à la carte is a website and blog by Gail Dever, a genealogist in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.View Listing
Gail shares a daily blog about genealogy news and resources in Canada and the US. Her blog includes the latest online records, cemeteries, webinars, presentations, genealogical societies' projects, and more.
She has a weekly blog post, crème de la crème, with her picks of genealogy treasures she's found online that week--a great way to follow hot topics in genealogy.
She also has created Facebook for Canadian Genealogy, a list of almost 1,000 Facebook groups and pages for anyone interested in Canadian genealogy research. This includes special interest groups in each province and territory as well as genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums and more.
Your DNA Family is a website and app created by Andreas West with tools for analyzing your DNA test results. Your DNA Family currently accepts test results from Family Tree DNA (FTDNA), AncestryDNA, and 23andMe.View Listing
This site is currently in beta testing. The site accepts autosomal DNA test results but may accept Y-DNA and mTDNA results at some future date.The Your DNA Family app has a free version which permits: triangulation, by following manual mode instructions communication with your DNA cousins in closed, private groups (your email is never revealed) matches, segment data and TG's neatly organized and always accessible
The Your DNA Family app paid version includes: unlimited accounts across different DNA testing companies matches, segment data and regularly scheduled, automatic imports of new matches & segment data triangulation, just click and triangulation for all DNA tests is performed automatically additional DNA matches using th…
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MyHeritage has announced their newest product, the MyHeritage DNA Health+Ancestry Test. MyHeritage will now offer two separate DNA tests: MyHeritage DNA Ancestry-Only testMyHeritage DNA Health+Ancestry testRead more
The Health+Ancestry test will be a cheek swab test, similar to the Ancestry-Only test. Customers who have already purchased a MyHeritage DNA test for genealogy (now called the MyHeritage DNA Ancestry-Only test) can pay $120 to upgrade their test results to include the health results. They'll need to complete a questionnaire about their personal and family health history but they will not need to submit a new swab or DNA kit.
MyHeritage will also offer a Health Subscription plan for $99/year that can be canceled at any time. The Health Subscription will give customers access to all new health reports as they are released without needing to re-test DNA. The Health Subscription will also give customers access to all adva…
This is a quick update with some links to sample forms for naming a DNA beneficiary. FamilyTree DNA provides this service at their site, although depending on the laws where you live, it may or may not be enforceable legally. For any of the linked forms you will need to either understand the laws where you live or contact a attorney for legal advice. Nothing in this blog is intended as legal advice.Read more
The Problem with Dying
Even if you're on your A-game and have prepped for death, one problem with preparing for death in 2019 is the law hasn't completely kept up with the technology. You can visit The Digital Beyond and read their book Your Digital Afterlife to better understand the problem. There's a great site in the UK, The Digital Legacy Association with free resources, including this spreadsheet for digital accounts.
Basically the problem is, we now live in a digital age and we have no idea how…
Thursday, April 25th is National DNA Day in the US and these testing companies have sales: 23andMeAncestryDNAFamilyTreeDNALiving DNAMyHeritageDNARead more
I'll share, in italics, what I've gleaned from my test results at each site.
23andMe has a 3-in-1 DNA test for $99 (not on sale) and a Health & Ancestry test on sale for $169 ($30 off the list price of $199). 23andMe's Ancestry test is a 3-in-1 DNA test and includes some mitochondrial and Y-DNA (Y-DNA only if you are male) results, but that portion of the testing is not as comprehensive as FamilyTreeDNA's mtDNA and Y-DNA tests.
I have 1200 DNA matches at 23andMe, mainly extended family, 3rd cousins and beyond. I don't use 23andMe for genealogy purposes. I primarily follow my 23andMe test results for the health test results-they're currently the only one of these companies offering health results (you'll need to purchase the Health & Ancestry t…