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Genetic Genealogy


Genetic genealogy combines DNA testing with traditional genealogical methods to identify biological relationships and trace ancestral lines. This approach allows people to discover even more about their ancestral lines and living relatives. It may also confirm family myths, solve family mysteries and uncover surprises. 



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12:07:06     From  Angela Baket : Hello Melanie!

12:10:31     From  Angela Baket : My father has done this for our family

12:11:08     From  Melanie Thomas Armstrong : wonderful

12:12:27     From  Susan Jones : You need to allow a "none of the above" response

12:12:55     From  Kathy Beck   to   Hosts and panelists : No way to answer “No” to one or both questions

12:13:53     From  Kathy Beck   to   Hosts and panelists : Is GG used to examine DNA for health concerns?

12:20:35     From  Angela Baket : fascinating!

12:21:00     From  Susan Jones : Is there a difference between female and male since females only get the female cromosomes?

12:23:15     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : Joi Grieg 12:21 PM 

If your relatives married siblings, it can be higher, my 2C and 3C from two brothers and two sisters who married is much higher.  They look like 2C.  So if siblings or other relatives are involved, cMs can be higher than expected.

12:23:27     From  Linda Smibert : can this testing make clarification for LGBTQ + or for those on the boundaries of uncertainty?

12:24:08     From  Linda Smibert : ?

12:31:19     From  Susan Jones : Can it show Indiginous tribes

12:33:26     From  Susan Jones : What is best way to find out about inherited medical comditions?

12:41:02     From  Angela Baket : I can't wait to go back and take a fresh look at my DNA test results!

12:43:17     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : Promethease https://promethease.com/

12:45:23     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : https://www.myheritage.com/

12:45:29     From  Cathy Helm   to   Hosts and panelists : To what extent, do you have any control over your genetic data?

12:54:09     From  Angela Baket : We've tried to track family history of my German mother, but were told the records were destroyed during the war!

12:54:48     From  Angela Baket : Any suggestions here?

12:56:15     From  Susan Jones : My grandmother came through Ellis Island and you can get a copy of the ship log that they came in on

12:57:19     From  Angela Baket : Thank you so much!

12:57:22     From  tynan peterson   to   Hosts and panelists : Ellis Island has a fabulous website: ship manifests and passenger lists can be goldmines: names of relatives, village of origin, addresses in home country and US country, etc. https://heritage.statueofliberty.org

12:57:38     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : From tynan peterson to All Panelists 12:57 PM

Ellis Island has a fabulous website: ship manifests and passenger lists can be goldmines: names of relatives, village of origin, addresses in home country and US country, etc. https://heritage.statueofliberty.org

13:00:01     From  Angela Baket : Great! My mother was an identical twin.

13:00:19     From  Melanie Thomas Armstrong : Fun!

13:00:48     From  tynan peterson : As they say, genealogists never retire, they just become full-time genealogists!!!

13:02:40     From  Angela Baket : This was great - Thank you so much!

13:02:52     From  Susan Jones : Please have another talk on how to store and share family info and photos!

13:02:56     From  Angela Baket : Yes, indeed!

13:03:09     From  Rich Marquart   to   Hosts and panelists : Thanks… so much here.  More please

13:03:37     From  Susan Jones : I just scanned hundreds of slides!

13:03:44     From  Linda Smibert : if this research brings more understanding and compassion....the more the better.. thank you so much. I am adopted and still looking for my dad.

13:04:13     From  Susan Jones : I love the Kodak slide N Scan

13:04:25     From  Susan Jones : super simple and good

13:04:27     From  Elva Roy : Melanie mentioned "Artifacts"? a business?

13:04:28     From  Melanie Thomas Armstrong   to   Linda Smibert and all panelists : Email me!

13:04:41     From  Linda Smibert : k

13:05:18     From  tynan peterson : artifcts.com

13:06:33     From  Melanie Thomas Armstrong   to   Linda Smibert and all panelists : I'd be happy to help if you're interested

13:06:57     From  Susan Jones : Thank You!


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