World Families Network, Ysearch and Mitosearch Bite the Dust – Thanks So Much GDPR

It’s a sad month. The core foundation of genetic genealogy is sharing. GDPR is NOT about sharing easily, and the GDPR hoops are onerous, to be charitable. I wrote about GDPR in the articles GDPR – It’s a Train and It’s a … Continue reading

GDPR – It’s a Train and It’s a Comin’

In the recent article about Oxford Ancestors shuttering, I briefly mentioned GDPR. I’d like to talk a little more about this today, because you’re going to hear about it, and I’d rather you hear about it from me than from … Continue reading

Cool DNA Masks – Plus Tips for Mask Issues & Fogged Glasses

With the advent of the President of the US, First Lady, along with multiple aides, workers, and politicians diagnosed with Covid in the last few days – hopefully, mask-wearing will no longer be viewed through the lens of political allegiance. … Continue reading

DNA Testing Sales Decline: Reason and Reasons

If you’re involved in genetic genealogy, you’ve probably noticed the recent announcements by both 23andMe and Ancestry relative to workforce layoffs as a result of declining sales. In January, 23andMe announced that it was laying off 100 people which equated … Continue reading

2019: The Year and Decade of Change

2019 ends both a year and a decade. In the genealogy and genetic genealogy world, the overwhelmingly appropriate word to define both is “change.” Everything has changed. Millions more records are online now than ever before, both through the Big … Continue reading

MyHeritage LIVE 2019 Amsterdam Day 1

Please forgive the “roughness” of this article. Our days here at MyHeritage LIVE are jam packed. First, look online for the hashtag #MyHeritageLIVE to see postings of photos on social media by other people. Don’t forget that the sessions are … Continue reading

Genographic Project Prepares to Shut Down Consumer Data Base

Today, on the National Geographic Society’s Genographic Project page, we find this announcement: This is a sad day indeed. Effective May 31, 2019, you can no longer purchase Genographic kits. If you currently have an unsubmitted kit, you may still … Continue reading