What Happened To AncestrybyDNA?

AncestrybyDNA is a DNA test introduced in 2002 that provides a high-level breakdown of ancient origins. It is sometimes confused with the offering from AncestryDNA, the testing arm of Ancestry.com. The AncestrybyDNA kit has changed owners, but it is still on the market in several guises. Its history includes marketing controversy, a lawsuit from Ancestry.com, … Read more

How To Delete A Family Tree On Geni

It can be difficult to delete a family tree or even a single individual from Geni. In some circumstances, you will not be able to remove every tree profile that you added to Geni. This depends on whether your tree is isolated or if it is shared with other Geni members. This article goes through … Read more

Two GEDCOM Validation Tools Reviewed – Which Is Best?

The GEDCOM standards are designed to allow the exchange of family trees between different software and websites. But few platforms conform strictly to the guidelines. A GEDCOM validation tool will warn you about potential issues in your GEDCOM files. This article is a review and comparison of two free GEDCOM validation tools. I’ve also got … Read more

How To Export A GEDCOM From Geni

Geni offers five types of GEDCOM export, and each type includes a different set of your relatives. This article explains the differences, and which option to choose for what you want to achieve. We also cover the limits on what you can export. And no, you can’t download the entire Geni World Tree! How To … Read more