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  • Family History Researchers – Might Need These

    Dec 9

    Need some ideas for anyone in the family who does research on the family ancestors? Or need to add some suggestions to the gift list for yourself? Holiday Season is here. Here are a few ideas that might like to have. The are several good genealogical magazine subscriptions in print or for online that can be very helpful. There is Ancestry Magazine...

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  • What is the Genographic Project?

    Feb 20

    Have you heard of the Genographic Project? It is an interesting opportunity for genealogists. The full name is The Geneographic Project 2.0. (and it is currently in beta). It won't help you find the wedding certificate of your great uncle Fred. Instead, it can give you a much wider view of your family history. Those who wish to participate i...

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  • GeneLink Biosciences in Trouble with FTC

    Jan 16

    Recently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ordered 23andMe to halt sales of their DNA testing kits. Now, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has brought a lawsuit against another company that sells direct-to-consumer DNA test kits. The FTC feels that GeneLink Biosciences (and its former subsidiary foru International) have made claims that wer...

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  • The FDA has ordered 23andMe to stop marketing its Personal Genome Service

    Nov 26

    Most genealogists have heard of 23andMe. They offer services that can be interesting to people who are trying to learn more about their family tree. 23AndMe offers a service that can connect you to other users who share similar DNA. The thing that 23andMe is the most noted for, however, is their DNA testing kits. A person buys a kit, sends out...

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  • Feet & Toes

    Sep 28

    There are new and modern methods, using your DNA, to determine your earliest heritage background. However, there are also theories of other methods to help determine your genetic make-up. It is as simple as looking at your feet and toes. In case you never noticed, people do have different structure especially when it comes to their toes. Yes, th...

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  • ‘Finding Your Roots’ – airs PBS – March 25th

    Mar 22

    Henry Louis Gates, Jr. will be hosting another season of ‘Finding Your Roots’ beginning on Sunday evening, March 25, 2012 on the Public Broadcasting Stations. There are ten parts to the series which run until May 20, 2012 at 8 pm Eastern standard time. Similar to the ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ series, family genealogies research several...

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  • Tonight – WDYTYA – Marisa Tomei

    Feb 10

    Marisa Tomei was born in 1964 in Brooklyn, New York.  Her family heritage is that of Italian-American. Her career as an actress on television, movies and the stage has won her many awards since 1983 with her biggest break in her performance in My Cousin Vinny in 1992. On the NBC prime time WDYTYA series with Marisa’s family journey of discove...

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  • Your Family Tree Reveals Important Health Information

    Dec 5

    The information that is in your family tree reveals much more than who you are related to, and how you are related to them. It is also a research tool that can be used to reveal important health information! There are many conditions, diseases, and disorders that can be genetically passed down from ancestors to their descendants. The more you k...

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  • Learn More From Your DNA

    Dec 2

    Want to learn more from your DNA? There is a company called 23andMe that can help you do that! It's very easy to get started. You send them a sample of your saliva, and they use the DNA in it to find out more about your health, and your ancestral origins. They will keep you updated when new information is found. This is a great way to enhance your ...

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  • Gene Mutation Links Dyslexia and Handedness

    Nov 8

    Recent studies reveal that there is a link between reading ability, brain asymmetry, and the hand a person prefers to write with. Researchers found this after studying the genomes of 192 children who had difficulty with reading. This means there is a genetic reason why some children are dyslexic. It also reveals interesting things about what hand t...

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