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Identifying presence of FamilySearch Person Notes (API)

I am successfully using the browser-based FamilySearch APIs (/platform/tree/persons/...) to obtain Person, Person Memories, Person Sources, and Person Notes information in JSON format. I am not doing ...  
user avatar asked by MandyShaw Score of 2

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What records are available that might contain someone’s blood type?

What records are available that might contain someone’s blood type? Blood types can be helpful in determining paternity or non-paternity. Obviously, we would prefer to use DNA tests, but for people ...

20th-century medicine paternity  
user avatar asked by Jamie Cox Score of 4
user avatar answered by Marvin Score of 0

Sharing 52% DNA with mother

I received my 23 and me results and it says I share 52% DNA with my mom. Is this possible?

dna autosomal-dna relationship-analysis 23andme  
user avatar asked by Anónimo Score of 4
user avatar answered by rtaft Score of 10

How to interpret a reasonable X DNA Match, but no shared cM Autosomal result on GEDMatch?

I recently uploaded one of the Autosomal DNA results I manage to and ran the X-Match routine and came up with a puzzling result. The strongest result by far on the test has 37.2 shared ...

dna autosomal-dna  
user avatar asked by CRSouser Score of 8
user avatar answered by RobertShaw Score of 8

Why would Native American Ethnicity not show up in Autosomal DNA results?

My 3rd great grandmother was Muskogee. I have no Native American DNA according to, yet my DNA matches also share this ancestor in our family trees. Why, if we match DNA-wise and ...

dna autosomal-dna native-american  
user avatar asked by Kwilby Score of 3
user avatar answered by CRSouser Score of 5

Average time between birth and baptism in the Church of England?

Because it is relatively uncommon to find sources of birth dates before the start of civil registration in England in 1837, it is a widespread (and I think not unreasonable) convention for ...

england statistics baptism-practices anglican-church  
user avatar asked by Harry V. Score of 7
user avatar answered by Colin Score of 5

How long do results typically take for AncestryDNA test?

I ordered a family DNA test from and sent it in for lab processing, they received it and the web page shows: Test in Process: Lab processing began on 02/26/2015 It is now four days ...

dna autosomal-dna  
user avatar asked by WilliamKF Score of 3
user avatar answered by CRSouser Score of 8

Which FHL microfilms are available to view online?

My research subjects are two sisters who lived in College Point, Queens, NY. For the sister who died in 1902, I have the date of death and certificate number from the collection "New York City, ...

research-methods vital-records family-history-library new-york-city  
user avatar asked by Jan Murphy Score of 10
user avatar answered by Enno Borgsteede Score of 8
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