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  • Just an update here -
    The DNA pool at ancestry has largely stopped growing. I see only 1 new hit from the "Christmas rush", fortunately a second cousin, but unfortunately, no tree attached. I may try to run a mirror tree to find the connection,...  more
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    AS a follow up to the Gedmatch debacle, I found that simply removing your DNA uploads does NOT remove them from the GEDMATCH DATABASE.
    You must also go to settings, and Delete your ACCOUNT. Otherwise the DNA stays in the database.
    I deleted my DNA...  more
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    Google is buying FITBIT, and along with it all the health data that goes with it (lets be frank, thats all they want). FITBIT claims you can deleted your data, but former users have proven that to be a LIE.

    (from the fitbit forums - )
    I have a Versa 1...  more
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    • scot wiseman
      Sandy Stanford Never ever bought one and definitely won't be now
    • scot wiseman
      Bill Morey I was thinking of it because my asus zenwatch just crapped out. Glad I saw this article. I try to BOYCOTT all things GOOGLE as much as possible.
      • November 9, 2019
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    Yet another unfortunate headline for Gedmatch -
    Note that this applies even if you have opted out !
    Since Gedmatch is a required step in searching for adoption information, all we can recommend at this time is that you upload your information , get your...  more
    A detective has been granted access to an entire private DNA database - MIT Technology Review
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    Tip: As soon as your DNA test is processed, download the raw DNA data, most sites have this option. Also download your current GED file (your tree). You should re-download your GED file every time you add a substantial amount to it. These files, (DNA and...  more
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    • scot wiseman
      J Sullivan This sounds like a CIA project.
      • October 19, 2019
  • Adoption Search Resources
    Another highly useful tool is called "What are the Odds", or the WATO tool. You create a small short tree, and add some dna matches from your test, and it will tell you the odds of you being in various places on the tree. Very useful for finding parents,...  more
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    The newest tool I have used, "Genetic Affairs". This site automates a Leeds Chart by uploading your DNA file to them. In return , you will get an email file with numerous Leeds Charts and much of the info already filled in. This is a huge start if you do...  more
    Genetic Affairs | unravel your genetic matches
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    Ok folks, here is the basic deal.

    Whether you like it or not, DNA testing is the quickest, easiest, and cheapest way to get to the bottom of your personal mystery.

    And, whether you like them or not, Ancestry DNA is the place to do it, simply due to the...  more
    • Lisa Just reacted on this.
    • scot wiseman
      Micheal McBroom Oh hell no!! You don't own your own info, can be sold to anyone .
    • scot wiseman
      Adoption Search Resources If you are adopted, you already have your info in the hands of the government, it makes no difference.
      • September 22, 2019
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    • scot wiseman
      Adoption Search Resources No, they (the gummit) do not have your DNA, (although they do have your health history, which as an adoptee you are not allowed to know), but since they have reassigned your identification, they have, (and create) everything else. Only a handful of...  more
      • September 22, 2019
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    Another useful tool - GEDMATCH
    If you have a DNA test done, most places will allow you to download your DNA datafile, making it "portable". You can then "plug in" this datafile to other ancestry sites, into offline apps like...  more
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    Looks like we moved here just in time, as Utters had a flame out when the performed some site upgrades and lost 3 months of data. Could have been disastrous if we were running a trace search live, fortunately we were not.

    For some other resources, see...  more
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    Here is an actual Leeds chart, by matching the names against each other, family lines are determined by color. Here i was able to separate these people into four different family names, represented by four different colors. The amount of shared DNA is on...  more
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    Here is a quick overview of the "Leeds system", pioneered by Dana Leeds - it is as easy as coloring in the boxes, and the boxes lead to NAMES.

    https://www.danaleeds.com/dna-color-clustering-the-leeds-method-for-easily-visualizing-matches/
    DNA Color Clustering: The Leeds Method for Easily Visualizing Matches - DanaLeeds.com
    • scot wiseman
      Jeffrey Marlow This is the family tree from select people in Arkansas
      • September 16, 2019
    • scot wiseman
      Jeffrey Marlow Sorry, Alabama, not Arkansas
      • September 16, 2019
    • scot wiseman
      Adoption Search Resources I do have some i have seen like that. "twisted twigs on knarled branches".
      • September 17, 2019
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    Having some trouble posting and replying this morning, will have to try again later.
  • Adoption Search Resources
    Ok folks, here is the basic deal.

    Whether you like it or not, DNA testing is the quickest, easiest, and cheapest way to get to the bottom of your personal mystery.

    And, whether you like them or not, Ancestry DNA is the place to do it, simply due to...  more
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    • scot wiseman
      Jim Ryan And your government will have your DNA.
  • Adoption Search Resources
    Welcome, we are moving this site over from Utterz and will be setting up this week.

    This is a resource site to provide tools, knowledge, and information concerning tracking down and locating biological parents and children.

    Questions are welcome, but...  more
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