November 2014


Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter

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Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter

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Here is an opportunity to test your own DNA at a discount or, perhaps even better, to give a DNA test as a Christmas gift. This morning, Family Tree DNA announced a holiday sale that will last through 11:59 PM Central Time on New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31, 2014.

Best of all, there will be a new Mystery Reward every week. Customers can use the discount or can share it with a friend. In addition, all customers who have purchased the Big Y test will receive a coupon for $50 off a Big Y test.

Details may be found at http://www.familytreedna.com.

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Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter

It’s simple: “Figure out the common ancestor between two relatives. Then select the relationship of the first relative to the common ancestor in the top row. Move down to the row that corresponds to the relationship of the second person to the common ancestor. The result is the relationship of the second person to the first.”

OK, so maybe that isn’t so simple after all. I am not sure if a chart is worth a thousand words or not but a cousin relationship chart at http://flowingdata.com/2014/11/05/chart-of-cousins does save a lot of words. It is easier to understand than the above explanation.

See you yourself at http://flowingdata.com/2014/11/05/chart-of-cousins.

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Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter

The following announcement was written by the folks at the Guild of One-Name Studies:

As the world’s leading organisation for One-Name Studies, the Guild of One-Name Studies is pleased to confirm its charitable aims of promoting the public understanding of one-name studies and the preservation and accessibility of the resultant information. Since the Guild was founded in 1979 its international membership has continued to grow every year – a rarity for a genealogical organisation in the financial climate being experienced in recent years – and currently has over 2,700 members spread across the world, studying over 8,750 individual surnames. Members of the Guild of One-Name Studies are part of a well-respected, very friendly and knowledgeable community of genealogical experts.

The Guild aims to continue to expand the benefits it provides its membership and enhance its international reputation as one of the leading worldwide genealogical organisations. It also aims to increase…

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