RootsTech Day 3 – What’s the Best DNA Test for Me?

So, something's been waking up inside of me at RootsTech and today I decided to feed the beast and learn more. On Day 3 of RootsTech, I attended two more DNA classes, both a bit more remedial, to get a solid DNA foundation.   I haven't studied Genetics since 9th-grade Biology, and that was a long time ago. What I've noticed from talking to other attendees as we discuss DNA is it would be easy to either make someone glossy-eyed with technical jargon overload or oversimplify the science to the point of saying "you spit in a tube and then a miracle occurs and you have people matches and ethnicity reports."   All the lectures I've attended have been amazing--some more technical than others--but I've walked away from each lecture with a better understanding of the science and the opportunities. And that's no small feat for a technical topic. So bravo speakers!       Two Terrific DNA Classes (grab the handouts)  First, I attended We Are Famil…
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#FamilyHistoryMonth – see the latest free MyHeritage products

    On Day 3 of #FamilyHistoryMonth see the latest free MyHeritage products!     MyHeritage is a fee/subscription family history site specializing in online family tree hosting and building online digitized record searching and DNA testing and matching. In addition to these subscription services, they offer some free help to anyone with an interest in genealogy or family history.   Some free MyHeritage offers include:   Free family tree building for basic sites with a limit of 250 people and 500 MB storage                             Upload your DNA from Ancestry, FamilyTreeDNA, or 23andMe, and receive free Ethnicity Estimates and DNA Matches at MyHeritage                 Free genealogy software, Family Tree B…
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Labor Day Weekend Genealogy Deals!

  Follow the OnGenealogy blog for fee and free genealogy deals.   September is Save Your Photos Month. SaveYourPhotos.org has a link to events worldwide. Watch your favorite photo sites for sales and specials in September. In light of Hurricane Harvey and Save Your Photos month, ScanMyPhotos has a timely article with 8 tips for saving water damaged photos.   Free on Saturday Southern California Genealogical Society webinar, Caillte agus Aimsigh: Lost and Found - Irish History and Records, by Barbara M. Randall   Free through Sunday   Legacy Family Tree free download, Disaster Planning for the Genealogist   On Sale through Monday:   DNA tests MyHeritage DNA, Labor Day Sale, now through September 4th, MyHeritage DNA tests are $69, marked down $30 from their regular price of $99, not including taxes or shipping, order two kits for half price shipping, order three or more kits for free shipping …
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