Family Tree DNA launched a new blog when no one was looking! The first article is dated June 1st.
You can take a look here.
The other three major testing companies also publish blogs, although Family Tree DNA is the only one of the three that doesn’t have a business interest elsewhere. In other words, both Ancestry and MyHeritage would like to sell you a subscription to go along with your DNA test, and 23andMe’s primary focus is and has always been medical research.
I highly recommend those genealogy subscriptions though, because genetics is only one half of genetic genealogy. However, that also means that those blogs cover much broader topics than just incorporating DNA into your research.
- Ancestry’s blog is here.
- The MyHeritage blog is here. Coincidentally, imagine my surprise to discover that today’s article is about my friend and cousin, Marie Rundquist, who recently broke through a huge brick wall utilizing DNA, her ingenuity, plus records. Small world, indeed!
- 23andMe’s blog is here.
Blogs are a great way to keep current with the latest news from vendors and learn how to best utilize their tools.
Join me in my next few articles where I’ll be talking about each vendor’s best feature, the biggest vendor differences and transferring autosomal raw DNA files between vendors.
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