1) On Happy to Have More AncestryDNA Hints (posted 15 October 2013):
a) Anonymous commented: "When is Ancestry going to roll out the Real DNA results for the rest of us peons and not you 'celebrities'?"
My response: They did it yesterday, 17 October 2013. Did you see it? Ask and ye shall receive...
2) On AncestryDNA Updated Ethnicity Estimates Available for Everyone (posted 17 October 2013):
a) Anonymous said: "Just a question. If I have 3% Neanderthal, is there a site where Neanderthals upload their GEDCOMs? Or, mayabe FamilySearch.Neanderthal.org:-?"
My response: Not yet, but surely someone with too much time on their hands is thinking about it. That said, I note that AncestryDNA does not tell us our Neanderthal percentage like 23andMe does.
b) Cormac noted: "It seems everyone is a comedian tonight.
"Thanks for letting us know that the update finally made it to everyone. I remember when you got the sneak peek. If I stopped by tonight, it would have been a while before I found out!"
"Here is an example of what I'm working on now: an obituary of Harry R. Gorrell.
--Harry was 64 when he died, making him born about 1880
--Harry was born in Jamestown, Ohio
--He graduated from Ohio Wesleyan university in 1903
--He taught school for 3 years in Bloomington, Illinois'
I then use these assertions to find additional sources."
"In my database, I put a copy of the full text in the primary person's Notes, and include specific excerpts with the source citation for each event. I put name and relationship information with the name citation and I add events to document people referenced in the article that I can't definitely identify yet or won't be researching extensively. As I enter the new citations, I review existing citations for conflicts and questions and may add or revise comments and explain deductions. As the various facts are documented, new research approaches or gaps are noted in the appropriate location."
"'FamilySearch will share with MyHeritage a massive number of international records and family tree profiles which are key to researching family history.'
'The Family Tree should have been omitted from the sentence. Maybe in about 10 years, ~if~ very large numbers of excellent researchers consider it worth the time and effort to make major repairs, the FamilySearch Family Tree could be around 30%-50% accurate.
"Every tree-hosting operation has its own reasons for promoting these trees as major tools for research."
"Family Tree Profiles have never been, are not presently, and hopefully never will be, 'key' to researching family history!"
"I am working through an English example at http://familyfolklore.wordpress.com/2013/10/14/claverley-property-document-analysis-part-1-transcript/, and will extract all the information in my next post. Can I challenge you to do the same for this document?"
"Glad you got to meet a lot of good folk! Any cousins? Good to see you back!"
"Even if my job is taking most of my time, the little free time i have, i will share the good news to everyone in the world because i know that with love brings happiness and hope for a long life."