Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Understanding DNA for Genealogy

Would you like to know more about DNA testing for genealogy? A new series of free webinars sponsored by Family Tree DNA are being made available. You are welcome to sign up for any of these. I'm sure they will be very well done, since I have seen this person deliver similar lectures. Roberta Estes has, as usual, provided an excellent overview on her blog today: http://dna-explained.com/2013/12/17/free-webinars-from-family-tree-dna/.

Friday, December 6, 2013


You probably have heard that the FDA (Federal Drug Administration) is investigating 23andMe for its health-related testing and reporting. As a result, 23andMe has suspended its health-related services, at least until this issue can be cleared up.

If you placed an order with 23andMe before November 22, 2013, there is no change. That order will be procesed and you will continue to have access to your reports as usual. Any orders placed after November 22 will be processed for genealogical information only, and raw data results will be provided but without interpretation for health matters.

NOTICE: I strongly recommend that you download ALL your reports and data, including matches, just in case. We can not know what the future holds, and you may not have an opportunity to do this later.

Please see this blog for more information and instructions for downloading: http://dna-explained.com/2013/12/06/23andme-suspends-health-related-genetic-tests/.