Find-A-Grave Cemetery Meet-up October 18, 2014

Ancestry.com has announced Saturday, October 18th as Find-A-Grave Community Day. Use the hashtag #FGDay when posting to social media sites. They include a cemetery etiquette guide, but it ignores the first rule of cemetery visits – check with the cemetery … Continue reading

FamilyTreeDNA Limited Free Autosomal Transfer Available Now

I mentioned FamilyTreeDNA (FTDNA) rolling out a limited free update several days ago in this blog post: http://upsdownsfamilyhistory.com/2014/10/familytreedna-to-offer-limited-free-transfers-from-ancestrydna-and-23andme-full-transfer-39 I checked this morning and the free transfer is now live. I went to https://www.familytreedna.com/products.aspx and scrolled down a bit. If you click on … Continue reading

Happy 239th Birthday U. S. Navy

Happy Birthday shout-out to the U.S. Navy on its 239th. http://www.navy.com  Here’s a fitting YouTube video posted by Matthew Gasper. www.youtube.com/embed/acnt3r6z5ns  (opens in a new window) Navy uniform app: http://www.navy.com/uniform360/#/service-dress-blues/0 Information and screenshots of naval insignia from the Navy’s website: http://www.navy.com/inside/uniforms.html . Enlisted rank … Continue reading

FamilyTreeDNA Tenth Annual Conference

Updated with additional information – Jennifer’s blog. FamilyTree (FTDNA) is hosting its Tenth Annual Conference for Project Administrators. The conference started yesterday and has a good line-up of topics it will cover. You can read about the Opening Reception on … Continue reading

FamilyTreeDNA to Offer Limited Free Transfers from AncestryDNA and 23andMe; Full Transfer $39

Updated 16 October: Added new blog post covering the release: http://upsdownsfamilyhistory.com/2014/10/familytreedna-limited-free-autosomal-transfer-available-now FamilyTreeDNA (FTDNA) has announced limited free transfers from AncestryDNA and 23andMe. There is a major restriction. You will only get to see your Top 20 matches for free, but the … Continue reading