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Identify a natural grandfather through a DNA test

2020-12-17T22:36:53+01:00

How do you identify a "natural" grandfather who has not been declared on a birth certificate? This is one of the most frequently asked questions, which we will answer by giving you the essential information needed to start an identification using a genetic test. Choosing the DNA Test The most [...]

Geneanet embarks on DNA analysis

2020-12-03T14:55:00+01:00

After the ban on DNA testing for genealogy purposes was maintained in France, Filae and Geneanet, the two main French players in genealogy, seemed to be excluded from this genetic market. So I was surprised to receive an email from Geneanet asking me to participate in the beta-test launch of [...]

After the purchase, should we leave GEDmatch?

2021-02-12T10:51:33+01:00

The announcement shook the world of genetic genealogy. GEDmatch, the independent genetic database, has been acquired by Verogen, a commercial company. Who are Verogen? Should we be concerned about our genetic data? What are the possible consequences and how can you protect yourself? All the answers are in the [...]

Genetic genealogy

2020-12-17T15:45:24+01:00

A new discipline that emerged in the year 2000 thanks to the democratisation of genetic testing, genetic genealogy incites interest, fascination, and sometimes anxiety and controversy. What does it have to do with classical genealogy? How is it organised? What exactly is genetic genealogy? Here is a definition: How is [...]

My opinion on MyHeritage's DNA test

2020-12-17T16:17:10+01:00

After eleven years of genetic genealogy and as many genetic tests, I went straight to MyHeritage, the leader in DNA testing in France, when, in 2016, this start-up launched its first genetic tests. Their publicity is excellent, but dishonest. As for their results, they are inaccurate and incomplete. The following [...]

Legalisation of DNA testing in France

2021-02-11T15:24:38+01:00

In 2018, genetic testing for ethnic and genealogical purposes was carried out massively in France. MyHeritage's commercial offensive through bloggers, influencers, and television and social media advertising has paid off. It is estimated that there are now one million French people, possibly many more, whose genetic information is held in [...]

Transfer your data to Myheritage.com

2021-02-11T12:46:02+01:00

Update: Since the beginning of April 2018, MyHeritage has agreed to send DNA kits to France. French genetic genealogists cannot transfer their genetic data to MyHeritage.com. At least that's what they think. I'll reveal a trick that allows you to transfer your data. Shhh, it's a secret. Myheritage.com screenshot: [...]

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