DNA testing

The link in the previous post takes you to a page where the DNA kit is $79. I spoke with someone at ancestry and was told it depends on the length of time you have been registered with ancestry and other nontangible factors. With several friends ordering yesterday and today, I am not sure this information is correct.

If you are interested, I would call 1-800-ANCESTRY and ask why the special of $49 does not appear for you. Also ask about FreeShipDNA.

I did order my kit this morning at $49

Good luck

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DNA testing

Our November speaker is Paul Duffey, who will speak on the Use of DNA in Genealogy. While Paul will NOT interpret our individual results, it might be fun to have yours to follow along with or perhaps better understand after his talk.

Ancestry.com is offering their DNA test for 1/2 price or $49.99. I don’t know how long this special will last. You can get free shipping by typing FreeShipDNA in the coupon box.

This is my first attempt at posting a link:


As an aside, I recently received my results from ancestry. It linked me up to three people that I already knew were 3rd and 4th cousins. I received two possible connections for 5th or 6th cousins. I am working with one person to find the connection. It is taking us back to Sweden and has been interesting to explore.

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June 2014 Treasurer’s Report

BEGINNING AVAILABLE BALANCE                       $3,854.21
     Donations for copies  $16.89
TOTAL INCOME                          $16.89 
     Comcast               $58.60
     Subscriptions        $319.38
     Hospitality           $42.67
     Computer Expenses     $76.74
     Miscellaneous Exp.    $80.37
TOTAL EXPENSES                       $577.76
ENDING AVAILABLE BALANCE                          $3,293.34
Asset Reserve                                     $3,500.00
ENDING BALANCE                                    $6,793.34

Shirley K Dubansky, Treasurer
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Online room schedule reminder

SignUp GeniusPatrick is emailing the printable room schedule for us, but only once a week. He sent the coming week’s schedule yesterday. A couple of members have since volunteered to monitor. You can always find the online calendar by going to the club website and clicking on the link at the top of the right-hand column. Or you can click here to go directly to SignUp Genius and add that page to your bookmarks or favorites. The online schedule always has the most up-to-date information.

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Browser survey results

BrowsersAbout a third (55) of our members responded to our little survey on web browsers. Thanks for taking the time.

The results are not surprising though I expected Firefox to be second:

  • 36% – Internet Explorer;
  • 27% – Chrome;
  • 16% – Firefox;
  • 15% – Safari;
  •  5% – None or more than one;
  •  0% – Opera.

So Internet Explorer is still in the lead though not used by a majority. I think we’ll leave well enough alone with the browsers on the lab computers.

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