Posts Tagged With: DNA

BlackProGen LIVE:! Ep 40: “Well You Know…” Privacy in Genealogy and DNA

Did you miss BlackProGen LIVE episode 40? Well, don’t worry check out the video below to see what you missed.

 

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AncestryDNA Only $69

Were you waiting for the DNA test to go on sale? Well you are in luck, the DNA kit from ancestry.com is on sale for $69.00 until Aug. 15th. Visit Ancestry.com for more information.

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Oral History and DNA Not Matching Up?

Fellow genealogist and BlackProGen LIVE member Nicka Smith gives us three reasons why your oral history might not match your DNA results.

 

 

 

 

 

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Relative Race: Season 2

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I really enjoyed Season 1 of Relative Race, I even binged watched all of the episodes (I got hooked). Well, I am looking forward to this season and I hope it is just as good as the first one.

The premise of the show is four couples start off in Miami and they’ll have to complete challenges in order to meet a new DNA relatives each day for 10 days across the United States. They will have to navigate without using smartphones or GPS devices. The couples will be given road maps and burner phone (phones with not internet access). The team that wins will get $50,000. Check out the first episode of Season 2 below.

 
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BlackProGen LIVE: DNA

If you missed last night’s episode of BlackProGen LIVE on DNA be sure to take a look at the video below.

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Research Road Trip: DNA Cousins

I decided to take a trip south while I had some time and on my way to Alabama I made a stop in Georgia and while I was there I reached out to three of my DNA cousins (discovered via ancestrydna). Garron, DeVan, and Octavia, I was so glad Garron and Octavia agreed to meet with me, DeVan and I actually met two years ago briefly but we stayed in touch. Garron, Octavia and Mia (my DNA cousin who I met in Birmingham) still don’t know our common ancestor(s). Garron and Octavia are on my maternal side while DeVan and Mia are on my paternal side, DeVan’s great grandfather and my great great grandfather were brothers. Mia and I have a couple surname names in common, Moorer and Snow, while Octavia and Garron share Camden, Wilcox County. Of course I would have loved to figured out how I was related to my other three DNA cousins but just meeting them was pretty cool, we bonded over our love for genealogy and getting to know our family. I didn’t have to grow up with them to consider them or call them my cousin.

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Garron, DeVan, Octavia and Mia

 

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Relative Race

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I was reading an article on tribstar.com and it mentioned BYU’s genealogy tv show called Relative Race. Have any of you heard or watched it? I only saw the first few minutes of the first episode but what I saw seemed pretty interesting. The premise of the show is four couples start off  in San Francisco and they’ll have to complete challenges in order to  meet a new DNA relatives each day for 10 days across the United States. They will have to navigate without using smart phones or GPS devices. The couples will be given road maps and burner phone (phones with not internet access).  Their final arrival point was New York City on day 10 and the first couple who arrives will win $25,000. Below is the trailer for the first series and a link to the first episode

http://www.byutv.org/watch/fd247157-9e7f-4d02-bde7-fed62a57eea9/relative-race-episode-1?cid=wb:rrlp:rrs1:episode1

 

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The DNA Journey feat. Karen

“To celebrate diversity in the world we asked 67 people from all over the world to take a DNA test. It turns out that they have much more in common with other nationalities than they would ever have imagined. In this short film, you can join Karen on her emotional journey into who she really is.”  momondo

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Vlog #2

I promise these will get better :). The point of this Vlog is to let people know although DNA is great and it will not replace actual research that needs to be done to research your ancestry. I got so caught up with trying to connect with DNA cousins that I stopped actually researching, for me DNA should be an aid to the research I have done.

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Maps of Stars

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Did you miss the tenth episode of Finding Your Roots featuring Dustin Hoffman and Mia Farrow? Well click here to see what you missed.

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