genealogy

A Lucky Man

July 21, 2016
By Jonathan Fischer My name is Jonathan Fischer.I was adopted shortly after birth in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Not knowing more than where I was born, I always wondered about my origins...
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Citizen Scientist

April 14, 2015
Along with having some very talented scientists and engineers on staff, 23andMe is lucky to have some customers who are equally accomplished.Dr. Ann Turner, MD One of those is Dr....
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A New Kind of Family Portrait

November 20, 2014
It’s that time of year when family photos start arriving on holiday cards from relatives across the country. Why don’t you do something different this year and create a new...
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All In The Family

September 29, 2014
By A.J. Jacobs I’d always wanted a big family. A few years ago, I got a huge one. After receiving my results back from 23andMe, I discovered I had more...
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What’s in a Name: Surnames and the Y-Chromosome

December 29, 2008
My surname – Holden – has gone through many incarnations since it originated in England nearly 700 years ago.   Letters were added, then dropped.   Some branches of my...
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African American Roots: What Genetics Can Reveal

November 17, 2008
Because their ancestors often were slaves during the 18th and 19th centuries, and therefore usually lacked birth or death certificates, it is very difficult for African American genealogists to trace...
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Roots Television: The Internet TV Channel for Genealogists

October 15, 2008
People naturally yearn to know where they came from. Genealogists scratch that itch by poring over historical documents such as vital records, tax rolls, census lists and diaries to reconstruct...
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