Concepts: Anonymized Versus Pseudonymized Data and Your Genetic Privacy

Until recently, when people (often relatives) expressed concerns about DNA testing, genetic genealogy buffs would explain that the tester could remain anonymous, and that their test could be registered under another name; ours, for example. This means, of course, that … Continue reading

Privacy

GDPR, the General Data Protection Regulation was enacted by the European Union as of May 25, 2018. It’s important because GDPR applies to information held or processed about any European Union resident, and I know many of my customers and blog … Continue reading

Project Groupings and How to Get the Most Out of Projects at Family Tree DNA

Family Tree DNA is the only DNA testing company that offers and supports projects – a structure that allows participants to join groups of common interest with the goal of providing information about their ancestors. Family Tree DNA provides a … Continue reading

Oxford Ancestors Announces Closure – Plus How to Protect Your DNA

Dr. Bryan Sykes, founder of Oxford Ancestors has announced that Oxford Ancestors is withdrawing from the direct to consumer genetic marketplace as Bryan retires to live abroad. Oxford Ancestors Began Testing in 1996 Oxford Ancestors was the first company to … Continue reading

23andMe, Ancestry and Selling Your DNA Information

Update: May 25, 2018 – Please note that with the advent of the GDPR legislation in Europe, this article is no longer current. _____ Are you aware that when you purchase a DNA kit for genealogy testing through either 23andMe … Continue reading