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Genealogy on the Fly

February 6, 2011 by  
Filed under genealogy

Canine Genealogy Kit



I’m on a flight to Salt Lake City enroute #Rootstech as I type this.  

There are the obligatory free soft drinks and pretzels (and peanuts!  I’m surprised by this because I thought most airlines removed peanuts because of allergies?) 

Great service on this Delta flight.  Our flight attendant cleaned up the ice cubes we accidently tipped on the floor.  Ooops! 

A heading caught my eye as I flipped through the SkyMall magazine. 

“The Canine Genealogy Kit”. 


Reading on… 

“This kit analyses your dog’s DNA and identifies the breeds in its ancestry.  A professional laboratory tests a cotton swab that you simply rub against the inside of your dog’s cheek and send to the lab in the provided envelope. The DNA test recognizes 63 different breeds (93%) of the most common beeds in the U.S.) that can make up your pet’s genetic profile.  You will receive a certificate listing your dog’s ancestry and a detailed explanation of each breed’s dominant characteristics that have been passed onto your dog.  Takes up to three weeks to receive results.

Genetic genealogy for your dog…what next?  Is this another division of 23andme? ;)  

But…there is more genealogy in this magazine. 

Flipping to page 99  I see this advertisement. 

“The #1 Selling Family History Software – Family Tree Maker” 

Where am I flying to today?  

Oh yeah…Salt Lake City :)  


5 Responses to “Genealogy on the Fly”
  1. Hi Joan, hope you had a great flight to SLC. Just have to tell you, my daughter had this test done on one of her dogs a few years ago because there had been a bit of disagreement on his breed. I was blown away by it at the time. The test came back as she expected and she was happy. The cost? I have no idea, I will have to ask her if I remember. She mentioned a month or so ago to me that she was thinking about having it done on one of her other dogs. Her cost? I don’t know, but she is a Vet Tech so I know she gets a deal! Enjoy Rootstech, will be anxious to hear all about it!

  2. Hi Cheryl,
    That’s intersting that the canine genealogy kits have been around for a while. I hadn’t heard of them before.

    Thanks for stopping by.


  3. Jo Graham says:

    Please don’t tell my cat about this as he doesn’t know wbo his Dad is

  4. The Sky Mall catalog is one of the highlights whenever I fly with an American airline – solutions to problems I never knew I had! and I was surprised about the peanuts too (I got mine on South West airlines).

    As for the family history software, that reminds of my first trip to SLC last year for NGS, when the shuttle driver had his family tree on PAF on his laptop, which he had open for us to admire as he drove us to the hotel!
    Audrey Collins´s last [type] ..Rootstech – very social- very network

  5. Hi Audrey,
    It was a delight to meet you and I enjoyed your talk on the resources available at the National Archives.

    Perhaps we’ll see you at another conference soon.


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