Thursday, December 12, 2019

WACKY Wednesday: Untangling GEDmatch TOS with Judy G. Russell

With the confusion surrounding the announcement of the sale of GEDmatch to we were pleased to feature the Legal Genealogist, Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL who weighed in on the Terms of Service changes following Monday's announcement that GEDmatch has been sold to Verogen, a California-based DNA analysis company.
FOR FURTHER READING GEDmatch Partners with Genomics Firm By: Julian Husbands, published Dec 9, 2019 New owner of consumer DNA database GEDmatch vows to fight police search warrants "It's about trust," GEDmatch's new owner said, promising to protect the DNA profiles of users who don't want police to search them. (NEW) GEDmatch Official Facebook Page The Legal Genealogist blog by Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL Association of Professional Genealogists

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

NGS: Online Course - Understanding and Using DNA Test Results

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following was received from our friends at the National Genealogical Society.

FALLS CHURCH, VA, 10 DECEMBER 2019—The National Genealogical Society (NGS) unveiled the newest course in its Continuing Genealogical Studies series, Understanding and Using DNA Test Results. The course is designed to help the millions of individuals, who have taken a DNA test to learn more about their family tree, get the most out of their test results. Students learn at their own pace, in their own home, on any tablet or computer.

“Taking a DNA test is easy,” noted NGS Education Director, Angela McGhie, CG. “Understanding the results and knowing how to use the data to identify your ancestors is more challenging. We are pleased to be able to offer a new course that will teach family historians about patterns of genetic inheritance and how their DNA matches can lead to building a broader family tree.

In a step-by-step format, expert genetic genealogist, Angie Bush, MS, teaches the basic types of DNA tests and the value and limitations of their results. The course also explains how to read and interpret DNA charts and cousin match pages; how to apply test results to traditional genealogical research; and much more. To learn more about Understanding and Using DNA Test Results, visit the NGS website.

Founded in 1903, the National Genealogical Society is dedicated to genealogical education, exemplary standards of research, and the preservation of genealogical records. The Falls Church, Virginia, based nonprofit is the premier national society for everyone, from the beginner to the most advanced family historian, seeking excellence in publications, educational offerings, and guidance in research. It also offers many opportunities to interact with other genealogists.
The words Certified Genealogist and its acronym, CG, are a registered certification mark, and the designations Certified Genealogical Lecturer and its acronym, CGL, are service marks of the Board for Certification of Genealogists®, used under license by board certificants after periodic evaluation