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Back From Vacation - Blog entry by lkessler - 20 Jun 2017

I had a wonderful two week vacation with my family at Disney World in Florida. I don’t know if I’d call it relaxing, because it was non-stop go-go-go. Here’s one of the many amusing items from the Haunted Mansion for my genealogy friends: So it’s back to try again to finish version 1.3 of Behold and ...

My Heritage DNA scam - Forum post by lkessler in Questions and Answers - 4 Jun 2017

Unfortunately, the companies find many people purchase DNA tests specifically for their ethnicity results. So they greatly advertise this and get testers. Some get good information. Others don't. This is not a science but is an approximate art. They should at least be telling you this in advance ... but then, ...

Getting Carried Away - Blog entry by lkessler - 21 May 2017

I’ve noticed it’s been almost 2 months since my last blog post, and that’s too long. I kept delaying my posts with the hope and expectation that my next one would be announcing the release of Behold 1.3.  However, the changes to Behold have been taking longer than I hoped. With Spring bringing ...

Raw Data Comparison: FamilyTreeDNA vs MyHeritage DNA - Blog entry by lkessler - 28 Mar 2017

Before I leave DNA and get back to Behold for a few weeks, I had one more set of results I wanted to report on. A couple of weeks ago, I compared my MyHeritage DNA ethnicity results to my FamilyTreeDNA results, and also compared my match results. There was one other comparison I had wanted to do. It’s to ...

Done and Onward - Blog entry by lkessler - 26 Mar 2017

What a few months! Finished up RootsTech and left with 3rd place in the Innovator Showdown. Took a much needed one-week vacation with my wife. Finally got out of my boot and started driving again. And I finished DMT’s new website at and last week released version 1.5 of DMT. ...

My MyHeritage DNA Results Have Come In - Blog entry by lkessler - 12 Mar 2017

First off, that didn’t take very long! At RootsTech, just over one month ago, I took a DNA test at the MyHeritage booth. I didn’t have to mail it back. Instead the MyHeritage people delivered all the samples they collected at RootsTech directly to the lab in Texas. A couple of weeks before RootsTech, I was ...

Heavy Lifting: Building a New Website - Blog entry by lkessler - 11 Mar 2017

I knew it wouldn’t be easy. But I scheduled yesterday, March 10, to be the launch date for a website for my Double Match Triangulator program. The new website is here: There’s a lot involved in preparing a new website, even if you’ve done a few before. To be honest, I ...

What RootsTech was Like for an Innovator Showdown Finalist - Blog comment by lkessler - 21 Feb 2017

We'll likely get to meet again Tony, somewhere, sometime. I don't go to RootsTech each year. I previously was there in 2012 and 2014. I usually need a good reason to go, and not being there for 3 years was my good reason.

What RootsTech was Like for an Innovator Showdown Finalist - Blog entry by lkessler - 12 Feb 2017

Just back from RootsTech and what a week it was! As one of the ten semi-finalists in the Innovator Showdown, and the ultimate third place winner, I had some extra special experiences that I’ll always remember.   Pre Roots-Tech Even before I entered the contest, I was planning to go to this year’s ...

My RootsTech Tech - Blog entry by lkessler - 2 Feb 2017

Several others have already written about the items and the Tech that they’re taking to #RootsTech. Nichole Dyer wrote about 8 Tech Tools to Bring to RootsTech. Alona Tester gives a big list of her general stuff and techy stuff in RootsTech 2017 – Counting Down. Christine Woodcock gave her list in ...