Sunday, May 19, 2019

Cutoff Genes: Episode 53: Birds!


- We discuss the belief that some wildlife represents lost loved ones

- What causes glitches on Ancestry.com and how to trouble shoot

- When do surnames go out the window?

- Book Nook- Inheritance by Dani Shapiro

- Story time with listener Lori Wagner Knisely

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Sunday, May 12, 2019

Cutoff Genes: Episode 52: The Disturbing Episode


What is a "Kissing Cousin"?

Fetus in Fetu- the absorbed twin

Accidental Incest- the fear of many adoptees

Part 2 of my conversation with Paul Fronczak @pjfronczak foundlingPaul.com

 

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Sunday, May 5, 2019

Cutoff Genes: Episode 51: Facebook Is The Hotel California


- Clarifications re: Chanel #5, the lifespan of sperm and Sesquizygotic Twins


- Exciting new development with AncestryDNA's messaging system


- A brief explanation of @dnapainter's What Are The Odds (WATO) tool


- @joolsjackson's adventures down a rabbit hole with a couple of listeners


- Part one of my interview with Paul Fronczak @pjfronczak , author of memoir "The Foundling"


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Sunday, April 28, 2019

Cutoff Genes: Episode 50: Curses On Cursive!


- We've made one complete trip around the sun!

- It's difficult to let go of presumed names when the DNA says otherwise

- Why it's not a good idea to "honor" your step family in Legal Documents

- Things to remember when using sources in your genealogy research

- Part two of our conversation with Paige Adams Strickland

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Sunday, April 21, 2019

Cutoff Genes: Episode 48: Free Queso!!


- Birthdays are confusing for many adoptees

- Potential changes to the dreaded school Family Tree assignment

- Film Review-"A Single Piece Of Paper"

- What is the meaning of "genetic distance"?

- Story Time with Paige Adams Strickland

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Sunday, April 14, 2019

Cutoff Genes: Episode 48: It's The Best Because It's The Highest Number


- A discussion of "Mrs Wilson" on PBS

- An AncestryDNA hack to help contact relatives

- Uploading your raw data to MyHeritage- it's free

- A very special story time- spoiler alert- there's mutiny

 

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Sunday, April 7, 2019

Cutoff Genes: Episode 47: Criminy! How Do We Do It?


- More ethical quandaries regarding DNA retrieval

- Succinct instructions to share your Ancestry DNA results

- Why it's SO important to expand your genetic family tree up, out and down

-David Minich joins us for story time

 

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