Tag Archives: Y-DNA

Will DNA Testing provide the Answer for my Howell Brick Wall?

By Don Taylor I have completed my initial writing about Generations 3, 4, and 5 on my Howell line research. (See my blog on Howell Research for a list of people and articles.) My next person to research in that line … Continue reading

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MGS had a winning Spring Workshop.

I attended the Maine Genealogical Society (MGS) DNA Workshop last weekend. I was impressed with the conference organization and agenda. The logistics were excellent. Registration was easy; the conference program booklet was done well with a few extra blank pages … Continue reading

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Finding Family – Ancestry and AncestryDNA provided the tools to determine my biological father and half-siblings.

By Don Taylor Determining my biological father and discovering new half siblings is, by far, the greatest success I’ve had in my genealogical activities.  Thanks to Ancestry and AncestryDNA, I have been successful in answering lifelong questions regarding my paternity and my ancestry. Don … Continue reading

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My Paternal Brick Wall

Is my biggest brick wall is shattered? Destroyed Brick Wall by Trebor Scholz(CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) Thanks to genetic genealogy, I believe my biggest brick wall has finally been knocked down, shattered, destroyed. I now have a huge lead as to … Continue reading

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My Response to Ancestry’s “Business” Decisions

I have never done a rant before, but I think it is finally time….  RANT ON I used to really like Ancestry. They were my go-to company for everything genealogical. However, over the past couple years, they have really let … Continue reading

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Book Review – Finding Family

Book Review – Finding Family: My Search for Roots and the Secrets in My DNA by Richard Hill Review by Don Taylor I don’t often read books for entertainment. I read a lot of magazines and articles on the Internet, … Continue reading

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My genetic genealogy activities – Feb 2015

Maze, near to Horningsham, Wiltshire, Great Britain Photo by Brian Robert Marshall via Geograph – Creative Commons License 2.0. At times, I feel like I’m lost in a maze of DNA possibilities. I start down what looks like it will be … Continue reading

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Y-DNA Projects – 16 December 2014

Where I am at with my Y-DNA Projects, 16 December 2014 My Wife’s Y-DNA – Ancestry My wife’s brother tested his Y-DNA with Ancestry.Com. Because they have quit supporting Y-DNA and because I haven’t done a transfer of the Ancestry … Continue reading

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My DNA Projects – 1 October 2014

Where I am at with my various DNA Projects, October 1st, 2014. Ancestry.Com I was mightily disappointed when Ancestry quit support for their Y-DNA testing. I was surprised to see that my results and other information was still on Ancestry, … Continue reading

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Y-DNA Test Results – Post 3: The Howell Test & Results

After the success I had with my Y-DNA test, my wife was excited to find what she could.  I explained to her that we could only do a mitochondrial test on her.  It would give a broad brushstroke of her … Continue reading

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