Review of BU’s Genealogical Research Certificate Program

It’s been a little while since I’ve finished the program but the content is still fresh in my mind, so now is the perfect time to write a review with my experience.  I signed up for Boston University’s Genealogical Research Certificate Program back in March or April of this year and began the class in May.  Luckily, I discovered a group for course participants (past and future) on Facebook and asked the group what to expect.  The group answered candidly and told me to expect to kiss my social life goodbye and explained that it would take anywhere from 30+

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Review: MyHeritage Ethnicity Results

MyHeritage is an interesting contender in the genealogical space as the site has been around for quite a few years. Unlike Ancestry DNA [affiliate] and 23andMe, MyHeritage is rather new to the DNA component of genealogy and therefore (in my opinion) has a few kinks to work out before being considered a major player. The great news about MyHeritage is that you are able to import your raw DNA file from other sites into their site and receive additional DNA matches – for free! While that feature was a bit clunky when it first rolled out (I received a ton of

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