Category Archives: DNA

Watch for updates on AncestryDNA

If you haven’t looked at your DNA results on Ancestry in a while, you may to keep an eye open for updates that should be coming in the next few weeks. Some think the updates will be improved ethnicity estimates. … Continue reading

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MyHeritage releases cM Explainer to predict relationships between DNA matches with greater accuracy

MyHeritage announced yesterday the release of cM Explainer, a free new feature they say accurately estimates familial relationships between DNA Matches. cM Explainer is fully integrated into the MyHeritage platform to shed light on any DNA Match found on MyHeritage. … Continue reading

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Genetic genealogy solves two Toronto murders — on YouTube

On Sunday, I caught a repeat airing of Fifth Estate’s How DNA technology led to murder charges — nearly 40 years later. The program first aired on CBC in December, and after watching it on television, I discovered it’s available … Continue reading

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How genetic genealogy helped uncover the fate of a girl who disappeared 68 years ago in Montreal

Rosemarie Doederlein was 14 when her mother sent her to a bakery a few blocks from their Notre-Dame-de-Grâce apartment one afternoon in late 1954, a couple of months after she had arrived in Montreal from Germany with her parents and … Continue reading

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Toronto’s Humber College partners with Othram to support law enforcement and develop programs to educate future forensic professionals

A new collaboration between Humber College in Toronto and Othram Inc. will measure social and criminal justice impact and develop tools to support law enforcement and the development of programs to educate future forensic professionals.  Othram Inc., the leading forensic … Continue reading

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AncestryDNA test and online newspaper archives help New Zealander find her birth father — a convicted bank robber in Canada

A reference librarian in New Zealand spent more than 20 years trying to track down her birth father, and she shared her story with the Vancouver Sun. After New Zealand relaxed laws in 1999 on access to closed adoptions, Heather … Continue reading

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Toronto police solve two 39-year-old murders using genetic genealogy

Toronto police yesterday announced they have arrested a 61-year-old man in the unsolved cold-case murders of two women who were found dead in the city almost 40 years ago. Erin Gilmour was a 22-year-old aspiring fashion designer and was found … Continue reading

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Ancestry to soon tell DNA users which side of the family their matches come from

Ancestry will soon make it possible to see which side of the family any of our DNA matches come from. According to the technology news website, The Verge, the new feature will launch this week. It builds on the SideView … Continue reading

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AncestryDNA expands to 54 new markets with more to come this year

Ancestry announced yesterday it has expanded its DNA testing to 54 new markets across North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. With Ancestry’s DNA kits now available to consumers in 89 countries and territories on five continents, this expansion … Continue reading

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Learn from the Family History Hound about MyHeritage’s Theory of Family Relativity

Thanks to Ellen Thompson-Jenning’s short video on YouTube, I now know how to find and use the Theory of Family Relativity on MyHeritage. The video, What’s In Your DNA At MyHeritage, is the perfect length — 11 minutes — and … Continue reading

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