BLOGS & MAILING LISTS
I subscribe to a fair number of genealogy and genetic genealogy blogs and a few mailing lists, as they are a good source of new information and ideas – some of these are included below. Some of them have several blog postings a week, and others only occasionally. I obviously don't read everything posted – just articles that peak my interest. I've included many links to key genetic genealogy blog postings throughout the website. Most of the blogs give the option for receiving updates via both e-mail and RSS feeds, but a few only have the latter (I use Feedly as my blog reader).
Genetic Genealogy Blogs & Mailing Lists
- Cruwys News (Debbie Kennett): Covers topics of interest such as DNA testing and personal genomics, as well as Debbie's Cruwys/Cruse one-name study. This is one of the few blogs covering genetic genealogy topics from the British perspective.
- DNA and Family History Research (Maurice Gleeson)
- DNAeXplained (Roberta Estes)
- DNA – Genealem's Genetic Genealogy (Emily Aulicino)
- The Genetic Genealogist (Blaine Bettinger)
- Haplogroup (Rebekah Canada)
- Kitty Cooper's Blog (Kitty Cooper) – "Musings on genealogy, genetics, and gardening"
- Your Genetic Genealogist (CeCe Moore)
- Segment-ology (Jim Bartlett) – blog to to document information about segments and autosomal DNA
- Genie1 (Louise Coakley) – a new blog to me, with some fantastic clear figures on inheritance patterns and other things relevant to DNA. This often has a slight Australian slant, which is where Louise is from.
MAILING LISTS & DISCUSSION GROUPS:
- AdoptionDNA_Tools (Yahoo! Group) – "For those interested in using DNA and various tools to help in the search for those lost through Adoption". Even if you're not adopted, this list is helpful for everyone interested in DNA testing.
- Autosomal-DNA (Rootsweb Group) – For the discussion of the various aspects of autosomal DNA testing for genealogical purposes.
- GENEALOGY-DNA (Rootsweb Group) – I joined for the "digest", rather than for individual messages, so everything is pooled to about 2 per day, as the group is very active (reportedly with about 2,000 messages per month). I was puzzled how to start a new thread, as there are no instructions on the main link, but all you have to do is send a message to Genealogy-DNA@rootsweb.com and that starts a new thread.
- DNA-NEWBIE (Yahoo! Group) – I subscribe to the "digest", rather than for individual messages, so everything is pooled to about 2 per day, as the group is very active. The name is a bit of a misnomer, as it implies that it is very basic, but that's not the case. It is suitable for both newbies to genetic genealogy and for those looking for more specific and technical information, and you have the opportunity to ask questions. You have to join the (free) International Society of Genetic Genealogists (ISOGG) first and it is a restricted group – you have to be accepted to join.
- ISOGG (Yahoo! Group) – for FTDNA Project Administrators.
- DNAAdoption (Yahoo! Group) – "A place to discuss DNA and Adoption".
- UnknownFatherDNAGroup (Yahoo! Group) – "....to allow those who are searching for their biological fathers to share, support,and learn from one another during this process".
- AncestryDNA Discussion Group (Yahoo! Group) – "for discussing the technical/scientific aspects of DNA genealogy at Ancestry.com".
General Genealogy Blogs
- Ancestor Central (Jen Zinck)
- The Ancestry Insider (he doesn't give his name!) – As stated at the top of the blog, "The unofficial, unauthorized view of Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org. The Ancestry Insider reports on, defends, and constructively criticizes these two websites and associated topics. The author attempts to fairly and evenly support both."
- Deb's Delvings (Debbie Parker Wayne) – includes some posts on genetic genealogy
- Dr D Digs Up Relatives (David R. Dowell)
- Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter (Dick Eastman) – There is a free and a "Plus" version (for a fee) – I only subscribe to the free one! This blog has been going on for years and has a huge readership.
- Genealogy for the Everyman (Rhi Gibson) – I love her sense of humor. Some of the posts cover genetic genealogy.
- Genealogy Gems (Lisa Louise Cooke) – Genealogy topics and technology relevant to your genealogical research
- Genealogy Tip of the Day (Michael John Neill)
- Genea-Musings (Randy Seaver) – Randy keeps the whole genealogy community up to date with what is going on, as he does a great job at referring to other blog postings, as well as writing his own
- GeneaPress – "All the latest genealogy industry news based on press releases issued by genealogy vendors, societies, educators and other service providers"
- The Legal Genealogist (Judy Russell) – A great blog. Judy also covers genetic genealogy topics each Saturday.
- Lineal Arboretum (Jim Owston)
- The Nosey Genealogist (Nick Thorne) – Blog covering the British Isles
- The Photo Detective (Maureen Taylor)
- Rootdig.com (Michael John Neill)
- Ancestry.com Blog
- Ancestry.co.uk Blog
- Ancestry Reference Desk: The blog for Ancestry's Library Edition
- Archives.com Blog
- Find My Past Blog
- Sticky Notes: Covers things you might have missed (webinars, postings) on Ancestry.com and associated websites
Page updated 12 June 2015