In case you hadn't noticed, this site has been updated. I'm still cleaning up some loose threads, but please let me know if you find any problems.
By Fred Mayer
By Fred Mayer
Hello everyone, here is a list of DNA groups. If a DNA group is near you, I would suggest that you join.
DNA Interest Groups From ISOGG Wiki DNA Interest Groups (DIGS) meet to discuss the application of DNA testing to genealogy research. The list is regional.
NOTE: 23andme currently has a sale on DNA through February 14th. Regularly $99, now $79 — a $20 savings.
Our site's migration to our new hosting provider has had a couple casualties. Since the site moved back in mid-January, our Membership Request Form and Vital Statistics Form have been silently failing. Submissions were acknowledged, but I never received them.
The problem has been resolved. If you used either form since January 17, please resubmit them.
I apologize for the error.
I have just moved this site to a new hosting provider. One of the key benefits is that we now have a first-class SSL certificate using the name "olinfamilysociety.org". The old alternate name "olinfamilysociety.nozonenet.com" will no longer work. Update any bookmarks accordingly.
There might be some loose threads remaining from the move. If you notice anything amiss, please let me know.
by Fred E. Mayer
I have been asked to help all of you in understanding DNA testing. So here goes, first of all I am not an expert on this subject and will be learning along with you. I am not going to try and re-invent the wheel but will direct you to sites and webinars that will answer many of your questions.
I received a late $50 donation from John>John>Jonathan>Jonathan>Rebecca>Thomas>Reuel>Joan KING. I used it to buy a new home for the Bible. It now lives in a fireproof and waterproof safe - an ark for our Covenant, as it were. I would like to implore a handy cousin to craft a display case for the Book. I would want to display it on a stand, at an angle and only open about 90 degrees, within a case of clear acrylic or glass. It would be open at the face page of the New Testament, because the page showing John>John & Susan's family information is on the opposite page.
A new forum has been created for this topic. We have a lot of genealogists in the family with varying degrees of expertise. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned professional, your input is important. Why? Because sometimes in your research you stumble on to a previously undiscovered resource. Or, you might have insight into a moment in history, or a concept that was previously unconsidered. Be sure to list your sources and even attach them if you like. I will add links to whatever resources we already have on this site.