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After treatment, charges were laid again in 1993 for the murder of a teenager Bothell

EVERETT — After nearly a year and a half in a state mental hospital, murder charges were brought again this week against Alan Edward Dean, the suspect in the 1993 murder of Bothell teenager Melissa Lee. In a case that…

Genetic genealogy in the digital age

Sarah Wiener’s grave. Rabbi Jason Miller talks about his experience with ancestry.com and how he was able to identify relatives. SSeveral years ago, I was contacted by a representative of ancestry.com who offered me the option of submitting my DNA…

The genealogy detective exposing family secrets

Grab your magnifying glass and prepare to investigate as Mashable discovers Big/Little Mysteries. When 60-year-old genealogist Megan Smolenyak took one of 23andMe’s first direct-to-consumer DNA tests in late 2007, she unearthed her own family mystery. “My first experience was a…

Accused of rape, a man entered his own DNA into the genealogy database

Tampa Bay police used genealogy testing websites to find a suspect in a 14-year-old rape case. Officers used the GEDmatch and FamilyTree websites to find a DNA match in the cold case. “The victim can now have an end to…

The best genealogy apps to connect to your roots

When we spend so much time online, we are bound to learn something by clicking and scrolling. Discover something new with Mashable’s I Learned It on the Internet series. We would be just a ferry ride away – how not…