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June News

Several years ago I hiked Kings Peak, the tallest mountain in Utah. Toward the end of the hike there was a field of broken rocks. It took a long time to hop along the rocks and cross the field, but when I finally made it across there was a terrific view of the valley floor…

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We’re joining Findmypast!

RootsFinder is excited to announce its acquisition by Findmypast. Findmypast gives us the support of a large company and the world’s most respected source of UK records. RootsFinder will continue to operate independently as RootsFinder.com. There are no plans to change the features and services RootsFinder users currently enjoy. Here’s the press release: FINDMYPAST ACQUIRES…

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Join us at RootsTech 2019!

It’s that time of year again already! We’re counting down the days until RootsTech 2019, which starts on 27 February 2019. We’ll be in the Expo Hall near the Media Hub at booth #439-540 this year. Please stop by and say hi! There will be daily drawings for DNA kits and other prizes. Want a…

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News from RootsFinder

Hey there! Here’s some news about what’s been going on at RootsFinder lately that you might like to know about: New DNA import methods We’ve been working hard on a new method of importing your DNA data. In addition to importing your results from GEDmatch, you can now import your autosomal DNA information from Ancestry,…

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DNA tools to stay free through the end of October!

I have an idea for an exciting DNA tool that I anticipated would be ready by now, but it isn’t. And we’re still working through bugs on Ancestry, MyHeritage, 23andMe, and FTDNA imports. And you can’t (yet) search your chromosome matches or assign them to paternal vs maternal. Until these features are implemented, DNA tools…

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Updates from RootsFinder: new Infographics and more

In case you missed it…we started a new infographic series for your family tree(s). The first one shows the average age at death for the men and women in your family compared to other RootsFinder users’ trees and also compared to the infant mortality rate over time. (I thought it was really interesting to see…

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RootsTech Recap 2018

Thanks for visiting the RootsTech booth! Wow! What an amazing week we had at RootsTech 2018. It was so great to meet all of you who came by the booth. We’re so excited to share RootsFinder with you and help you bring your genetic family history research together with your traditional family history research…and also…

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Announcing (experimental) DNA Tools!

You may have noticed we have a new menu item on the left. Today, RootsFinder launched an experimental version of our DNA tool kit. With these tools, you will be able to visualize and analyze your DNA matches and tag kits to your tree. We hope you enjoy these tools. They should make it much…

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RootsFinder Updates February 2018

It’s been a while since we posted about RootsFinder updates. We’ve been working hard over the past few months to make RootsFinder even better. Here are some of the things that we’ve added: New research menu on the person page We’ve added a new “Research” menu on each person’s page to help you expand your…

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Recapping FGS 2017

The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) annual conference was recently held in Pittsburgh, PA, August 30-September 2, 2017.

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