23 and me offers DNA testing which provides information with respect to your risk factors for various illnesses (as of May 2011, it tests for about 100 different diseases), as well as physical characteristics such as eye color. It also tests for sections of autosomal DNA shared with other people, which indicates a strong possibility that you and those other persons had a common ancestor. By connecting with those individuals and sharing family tree information, you can discover just how far back your are related, and who that common ancestor might be.
Family Tree Software
Legacy Family Tree. Basic version, which is fully capable of handling your database needs, is free. Upgrading to the Deluxe version provides a few more charting features and other specialized functions.
(Just a quick, helpful note: it appears that the same software, and a number of others, often can be obtained from Amazon at lower prices. So check around, find out the going price, and also check Amazon U.S., or Amazon Canada, before you buy).
Scrapbooking / Family History Book Producing Sites
Tears of Joy Stories is a meeting place online where you can share you personal stories in writing. They hold monthly storytelling contest and have a number of people who have contributed their personal stories. Their inspiring stories make for interesting reading. They also provide a service where we take your pictures and home movies and use these to create Montage stories or biography videos of your life on DVD. Keep your family history and stories forever with your own life movies. Everyone has a story...What's yours? Come by and share it at http://www.Tearsofjoystories.com
The following video provides further detail and examples of the services they offer.
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