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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…
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…
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.
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.
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I should've been an attorney. If I were an attorney I'd save myself and family so much money because I'd be able to draw up all the legal contracts we need.
Everyone dies. Attorneys can make dying simpler and the aftermath of death less complicated for those left behind.
I'm helping someone get ready to sell her home & make some estate preparations, so once again I'm visiting with attorneys, making sure legal documents are in order, etc. This includes designating a DNA Beneficiary.
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…
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…
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.
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 th…