Ancestry.com Releases Find-A-Grave App for Android Devices

Ancestry.com announced the release of an Android app for Find-A-Grave. Ancestry released an Apple version of the app back in March. In the middle of a sleet/snow event here so I won’t have much time to check it for now. … Continue reading

Kindle Version of Guide to DNA Testing; Free for 5 Days

I received an e-mail announcement from Richard Hill that the Kindle version of his book Guide to DNA Testing: How to Identify Ancestors, Confirm Relationships, and Measure Ethnic Ancestry through DNA Testing [Kindle Edition] is available free for the next five … Continue reading

FamilyTreeDNA 2014 Holiday Sale Starts Soon

Update: Sale is live now. Not seeing the Mystery Reward button. FamilyTreeDNA announced its 2014 Holiday Sale; sale ends 31 December 2014 (US Central Time).   The sale includes weekly mystery rewards. From the e-mail FTDNA sent out Also, remember … Continue reading

FamilySearch Ending Photoduplication Service 05 December 2014

As announced by FamilySearch, they are ending the photoduplication service as of 05 December 2014. They will process existing orders, but will not be accepting new orders at that time. This was a great service. It allowed you to order up … Continue reading

Remembering Veterans Today

This post is dedicated to veterans.Starting with my father, my oldest brother, numerous uncles, cousins, and other family members who have served in the military.   A special shout-out goes to Daniel Kring, my great-grandfather’s brother who paid the ultimate … 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