DNA

23andMe and MyHeritage pool their resources.

23andMe and MyHeritage pool their resources.

The cooperation of 23andMe and MyHeritage to combine their databases for the benefit of their users opens a world of possibilities. As I work year after year researching my family’s ancestry, it becomes apparent that genealogy researchers are becoming more protective of their information. As a result, access to information is more exclusive and expensive. […]

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Jack the Ripper mystery solved? Don’t trust what you read on the internet.

Jack the Ripper mystery solved? Don’t trust what you read on the internet.

Jack the Ripper mystery solved? Not quite. It’s so true that you can’t believe everything you read on the internet, even from me. Recently, I wrote a post about the DNA analysis of a scarf purported to have belonged to Catherine Eddowes, one of the victims of Jack the Ripper, and which was supposedly present […]

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23andMe DNA kits offer genetic and health testing in Canada.

23andMe DNA kits offer genetic and health testing in Canada.

23andMe, a genetic testing company that provides genealogy and health data via the 23andMe DNA kits, has announced it is expanding to offer genetic and health testing in Canada. Although I have toyed with the idea of getting a DNA test, I haven’t done so up to now. The announcement of 23andMe’s expansion into Canada […]

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DNA, archaeology, anthropology and genealogy open eyes to the past.

DNA, archaeology, anthropology and genealogy open eyes to the past.

It seems that every time I turn on my computer to view the internet, I find new articles and posts about discoveries made in DNA, archaeology, genealogy and even science, that shed new light on our search into the origins of our own family and heritage, and the origins of our ethnic groups. Today I […]

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The benefits of storing your DNA for future use.

The benefits of storing your DNA for future use.

Assisting with legal issues, future comparison for accuracy, investigation of family histories, and verification of paternity and maternity are only a few of the benefits of storing your DNA for future use. by Christopher Tisch As of June 2013, it has been legal for law enforcement officers to obtain DNA samples from people who have […]

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DNA solves mystery of the identity of Jack the Ripper.

DNA solves mystery of the identity of Jack the Ripper.

It is gratifying that in today’s day and age, science and technology are such that DNA solves mysteries and breaks down walls in more than just genealogy. It holds the promise of possibly identifying the culprits in unsolved crimes throughout history – as long as DNA can be found on artifacts left on the scene. […]

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Christine Blythe
Empty Nest Genealogy
Chilliwack, British Columbia, V2P 5B9 Canada
genealogy, ancestry, family tree, research, transcriptions, sources, images, data

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