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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.
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…
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.
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.
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…
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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 DNA test* for $99 (not on sale) and a Health & Ancestry (autosomal DNA) test on sale for $169 ($30 off the list price of $199).
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 (you'll need to purchase the Health & Ancestry test for this benefit). This was a relatively cheap way to get some basic DNA health screening. You can see what reports are included by visiting this report page, see the right-column, beneath the Health + Ancestry Service.
At one glance of my DNA Relatives I can see:p…
FamilyTree DNA is the only major testing site that currently provides an online directive and a printable form to name a beneficiary for your DNA. Someone will be making choices about how to handle your DNA when you die, so it makes sense for us to consider how we want our DNA used and then leave explicit instructions.Read more
When you die, you may want your DNAdeleted permanentlyassigned to a beneficiary to manage so it can be used for matchesassigned to a beneficiary for other purposes including downloading the data for use on other sites or using your test sample for further DNA testing.
Whatever your desires, you should make them as explicit as possible because in the absence of your directive, many places are treating your digital assets as part of your estate and they are managed at the discretion of the executor of your estate.
I'm going to use italics to detail my own experiences with this, so you can …
If you want to get a free copy of your FamilySearch family tree to upload to another program or website (Ancestry, MyHeritage, etc) you'll need to use one of FamilySearch's partner programs to get this data. Each of these partners, Ancestral Quest, Legacy Family Tree, and RootsMagic has a free version you can use to export a FamilySearch family tree and create a GEDCOM file, a format universally used for sharing family tree files.Read more
Here's FamilySearch's statement:
"Currently we are not able to export data from Family Tree to a GEDCOM file. Use one of the Family Tree certified programs, i.e. Ancestral Quest, Legacy Family Tree, or RootsMagic to import data from Family Tree into one of the programs and then create a GEDCOM."
First, you'll need to download a free version of RootsMagic.
At rootsmagic.com and in the header menu, select Downloads, then select Trial Vers…