Find-A-Grave Cemetery Meet-up October 18, 2014 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: I checked this morning and the free transfer is now live. I went to and scrolled down a bit. If you click on … Continue reading

Several DNA Book Reviews On GeneaJulia Blog

Disclaimers: I have not read the books, but I know Julia and value her opinion in this area. Among her many other exploits, she is the Librarian at Midwest Historical and Genealogical Society (MHGS), I facilitate the DNA Special … Continue reading

Happy 239th Birthday U. S. Navy

Happy Birthday shout-out to the U.S. Navy on its 239th.  Here’s a fitting YouTube video posted by Matthew Gasper.  (opens in a new window) Navy uniform app: Information and screenshots of naval insignia from the Navy’s website: . 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: 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