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DNA Pass généalogie

You are a long-time genealogist and think you know everything about your ancestors? But are your ancestors your ancestors? Non-filiative events identify different instances where your ancestor in your classical genealogy, a declarative genealogy of civil registration, is not your genetic ancestor. A series of 20 articles in progress.

Transfer your data to Myheritage.com

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 they think so. I'll reveal a trick that allows you to transfer [...]

Transfer dna to genetic genealogy for free

You did a DNA test in a genetic genealogy laboratory (FamilyTree DNA, 23andMe, Ancestry.com, LivingDNA, MyHeritage, Igenea, 24genetics...). However, you only have access to the database of people who have tested in the same laboratory. Your goal is to [...]

Ethnicity results on 24Genetics

24Genetics proposes DNA sequencing that is particularly strong on ethnic origins. So I had to test it. So, I transferred my data from 23andMe (they also accept FamilyTree DNA data) and paid the 49 euros requested by the site. A [...]

Family Tree DNA

Founded in 1999, with 850,000 profiles, Family Tree DNA offers the largest number of different DNA tests for genealogical purposes. Depending on the type of research you do, including the Y chromosome, this lab offers you the widest range of options.

Myheritage

Created in 2003, MyHeritage incorporated DNA testing in 2016. This high-investment start-up has embarked on a wide-scale global acquisitions of national genealogical companies.

Autosomal test

Features Genealogical test Transmitted by father and mother Discovering ethnic origins Helps find family members (called genetic cousins) See Ethnic Genealogy and Genetic Genealogy Laboratories Family Tree DNA 23andMe Ancestry Myheritage

Legalisation of DNA testing in France

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 [...]

The disturbing genetic studies of MyHeritage

Under the pretext of carrying out scientific studies, foreign genetic genealogy laboratories like MyHeritage collect personal information. This has worrying implications. Beneath its playful and innocuous veneer, you are participating in the creation of a company shaped by our genetic [...]

Genetic genealogy

A new discipline that emerged in the year 2000 thanks to the democratization 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 organized? What [...]

A genetic genealogy test is not a medical genetic test

Following the publication of the report of the Senate hearing on legalising genetic genealogy tests, in which the French Federation of Genealogy, DNA PASS and the companies Filae and Geneanet participated, here is the first part of the argument I [...]

After the purchase, should we leave GEDmatch?

The announcement shook the world of genetic genealogy. GEDmatch, the independent genetic database, was acquired by Verogen, a commercial company. Who is Verogen? Should we be concerned about our genetic data? What are the possible consequences and how to [...]

Geneanet embarks on DNA analysis

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 [...]

Why France maintains a ban on genetic genealogy tests

The Senate Bioethics Committee voted to introduce a new article into the Bioethics Act authorizing, and providing a legal framework for, genetic genealogy tests. The government's opposition to it was voiced by Agnes Buzyn, Health Minister at the time. The [...]

What's the best DNA test?

In addition to our 5-min video on choosing a genetic genealogy test, here are some links which will help keep you updated with the latest information. The number of people tested A laboratory keeps the nationality and [...]

Article La Nouvelle République, March 2020

La Nouvelle République, March 2020. Article on the reliability of DNA testing. Click on the image to read the article in its entirety. DNA testing, a genealogical tool Called "recreational" by their opponents, mistakenly confused with medical tests, [...]

Comparison of the 4 genetic genealogy laboratories

Several DNA tests exist, the most used and known in genetic genealogy being the autosomal test. This DNA test is used to determine ethnic origins and identify genetic cousins in the laboratory database. Four major laboratories specializing in genetic genealogy [...]

Identify a natural grandfather through a DNA test

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 [...]

Ancient DNA by David Reich

This book is indispensable. A hugely successful best-seller the other side of the Atlantic, it was released in 2018 in the United States under the title Who We Are and How We Got Here. Translated into French in November 2019 [...]

Genetic genealogy

DNA tests allow us to find genetic cousins sharing a common ancestor,a branch “lost” or unidentified in its genealogy, an undclared natural father of his genealogy, among others…

Ancient DNA by David Reich

This book is indispensable. A hugely successful best-seller the other side of the Atlantic, it was released in 2018 in the United States under the title Who We Are and How We Got Here. Translated into French in November 2019 [...]

Identify a natural grandfather through a DNA test

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 [...]

Comparison of the 4 genetic genealogy laboratories

Several DNA tests exist, the most used and known in genetic genealogy being the autosomal test. This DNA test is used to determine ethnic origins and identify genetic cousins in the laboratory database. Four major laboratories specializing in genetic genealogy [...]

Article La Nouvelle République, March 2020

La Nouvelle République, March 2020. Article on the reliability of DNA testing. Click on the image to read the article in its entirety. DNA testing, a genealogical tool Called "recreational" by their opponents, mistakenly confused with medical tests, [...]

What's the best DNA test?

In addition to our 5-min video on choosing a genetic genealogy test, here are some links which will help keep you updated with the latest information. The number of people tested A laboratory keeps the nationality and [...]

Why France maintains a ban on genetic genealogy tests

The Senate Bioethics Committee voted to introduce a new article into the Bioethics Act authorizing, and providing a legal framework for, genetic genealogy tests. The government's opposition to it was voiced by Agnes Buzyn, Health Minister at the time. The [...]

Geneanet embarks on DNA analysis

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 [...]

After the purchase, should we leave GEDmatch?

The announcement shook the world of genetic genealogy. GEDmatch, the independent genetic database, was acquired by Verogen, a commercial company. Who is Verogen? Should we be concerned about our genetic data? What are the possible consequences and how to [...]

A genetic genealogy test is not a medical genetic test

Following the publication of the report of the Senate hearing on legalising genetic genealogy tests, in which the French Federation of Genealogy, DNA PASS and the companies Filae and Geneanet participated, here is the first part of the argument I [...]

Genetic genealogy

A new discipline that emerged in the year 2000 thanks to the democratization 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 organized? What [...]

The disturbing genetic studies of MyHeritage

Under the pretext of carrying out scientific studies, foreign genetic genealogy laboratories like MyHeritage collect personal information. This has worrying implications. Beneath its playful and innocuous veneer, you are participating in the creation of a company shaped by our genetic [...]

Legalisation of DNA testing in France

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 [...]

Autosomal test

Features Genealogical test Transmitted by father and mother Discovering ethnic origins Helps find family members (called genetic cousins) See Ethnic Genealogy and Genetic Genealogy Laboratories Family Tree DNA 23andMe Ancestry Myheritage

Myheritage

Created in 2003, MyHeritage incorporated DNA testing in 2016. This high-investment start-up has embarked on a wide-scale global acquisitions of national genealogical companies.

Family Tree DNA

Founded in 1999, with 850,000 profiles, Family Tree DNA offers the largest number of different DNA tests for genealogical purposes. Depending on the type of research you do, including the Y chromosome, this lab offers you the widest range of options.

Ethnicity results on 24Genetics

24Genetics proposes DNA sequencing that is particularly strong on ethnic origins. So I had to test it. So, I transferred my data from 23andMe (they also accept FamilyTree DNA data) and paid the 49 euros requested by the site. A [...]

Transfer dna to genetic genealogy for free

You did a DNA test in a genetic genealogy laboratory (FamilyTree DNA, 23andMe, Ancestry.com, LivingDNA, MyHeritage, Igenea, 24genetics...). However, you only have access to the database of people who have tested in the same laboratory. Your goal is to [...]

Transfer your data to Myheritage.com

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 they think so. I'll reveal a trick that allows you to transfer [...]

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