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Sweet Sierra Leone: Sierra Leone ancestry for Dr. King and Marcus ...

Breaking News from African Ancestry: DNA, AY-chromosome tests done on the sons  of Martin Lurther King and Marcus Garvey has shown that both of their ancestors hail from the mende people of Sierra Leone. The results were revealed by AfricanAncestry.com the leaders in African American DNA testing. If this is true many more African Americans will continue to use DNA to unlock thier ancestry and link to the African Continent. For a small country like Sierra Leone, this could open the door to a new wave of tourism and economic development led by black entrepreneurs, and visitors in [more...]

Date: 2010-10-01 10:58:00

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DNA findings point to royal roots in African nations

Holland attributes his success to GeneTree, a Utah-based DNA testing service that came up with the Cameroon connection. But GeneTree's chief scientific officer, geneticist Scott Woodward, said Williams' case was far from unusual. "This isn't our home run," Woodward told me. "It takes a lot of regular work. But what did do was give us some nice clues and hints about where he should concentrate his efforts. Should he be looking in Cameroon, or should he be looking in Nigeria? That makes a big difference." In fact, previous genetic tests had indeed suggested that Holland's [more...]

Date: 2010-09-09 14:14:55


Womanist Musings: Lost Ancestry: I am a descendant of slaves

Ancestry.ca was built to trace White families I will admit that because my family is Caribbean of descent, our records would certainly be harder to trace, but even if we had been in Canada for generations, tracing them would still be difficult.  This site was built to trace White ancestry confirming once again that white bodies matter.  I cannot even recall seeing a single person of colour in any of the advertisement for this business.  I think I am especially irked every time they point out that  someone found a military relative.  It smacks of suggesting that people of colour have [more...]

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Oditous's 23andme results - ForumBiodiversity.com » Anthropology ...

Got the results today Apparently i'm triracial, most similar with north europeans but cluster with berber Mozabites from africa Maternal and paternal lineages are not really surprising but still kind of unexpected on a subregional scale. Need to do more research on that. At the moment i'm most interested in the 3% Asian admixture. Does anyone know if there's a way to delve deeper into this, even if it's only a small percentage? I'm supposing it's big enough to rule out any possible mistake by 23&me? According to regional breakdown central asians would be the source of my asian [more...]

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Dienekes' Anthropology Blog: mtDNA of Yemeni and Ethiopian Jews

The way I see it, only a large-scale study of all global Jewish populations may uncover verified ancient Jewish lineages for both Y-chromosomes and mtDNA. The recent studies on Jews have uncovered several genetic sub-clusters of Jews, and only lineages that occur in 2 or more of these clusters, and preferably geographically separated ones have a strong claim of representing original Jewish lineages. There is a limit on what can be uncovered about the past from the study of living populations. American Journal of Physical Anthropology doi: 10.1002/ajpa.21360 Mitochondrial DNA reveals distinct [more...]

Date: 2010-07-14 18:00:00


Ancestry DNA Testing| Information | homeDNAdirect.com.au Blog

Ancestry DNA testing: A General Overview Posted on | August 13, 2010 | No Comments There are many reasons to carry out ancestry DNA testing; ancestry testing can tell you so much about your history and ancestors, that which you cannot find out any other way than by doing such a test. The test will link you to your deep and far back geogenetic roots going back thousands and thousands of years. Moreover, it can help all the more those who are clueless or simply wish to know more about their ancestral origins. To trace you ancestral origins, you will be provided with an ancestry testing kit. [more...]

Date: 2010-08-13 10:50:48


Genealogy Blog - AfricanAncestry.com Unlocks Ancestral Roots of Dr ...

AfricanAncestry.com, the pioneers of DNA-based ancestry tracing for African Americans, recently revealed the paternal roots of King and Garvey through their sons -- Martin Luther King III and Dr. Julius Garvey respectively – during a special DNA Reveal Dinner hosted by the Leon H. Sullivan Foundation’s African Policy Summit in Atlanta on Sept. 26. Source & Full [more...]

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DNA And African Ancestry Test Results

Her admixture test showed her ancestry to be 89% sub-Saharan African, 8% Native American, 3% East Asian (researchers said that Native American ancestral traces show up here too), and 0% European. Henry Louis Gates told Oprah that, no, [more...]

Date: 2007-09-11 12:15:00


Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter: African Ancestry Seminar at ...

The cost to attend the African Ancestry seminars is free. Those wishing to have their ancestry traced via DNA or have family trees researched can do so for an additional fee. During the African American Cultural Forum, African Ancestry will unveil the DNA tests of esteemed Hampton resident Dr. Mary T. Christian. Dr. Christian, who began her academic career at Hampton Institute (now Hampton University), later returned to the university as Director of the School of Education, rising to Dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Education, before retiring as professor emeritus. In 1985, Dr. [more...]

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Out of Africa? Americans search for ancestry - CNN

At African Ancestry, scientists take a DNA sample with swabs from a client's cheek, sequence it, and then compare those results with those in their database, Paige explained.They can trace over 21,000 indigenous African tribal lineages representing around 30 African countries and 135 ethnic groups.The costs for DNA analysis varies widely -- from around $150 to thousands of dollars -- depending on the type of search and how deep someone digs.Because of the variables involved to conduct an ancestral search, researchers say some homework is required.Scientists warn that although a DNA search can [more...]

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Date: 2010-08-24 15:05:04


No link between genetic ancestry, asthma response in African ...

Genetic testing was done on DNA isolated from a single blood sample. "This is one of the first studies to use genetic ancestry to help clarify whether response to medication differs from race or ethnic groups," says Keoki Williams, [more...]

Date: 2010-09-29 07:00:00


dna testing kit ancestry

What are the DNA tests could be the best and can recommend a reputable company? (A test for me and one for my grandfather)? Grandfather still alive. He is African American. I want to get as much information as possible about my [more...]

Date: 2010-05-18 10:27:39


I did a DNA test to find out my roots

I did two just to see if the 2nd one would confirm the first, I did one with national geographic and the other with 23andme. The latter one was better because they have a database that allows you to find people who could be related to you, I am Arab so I found a lot of jews, arabs, and some europeans had shared my genes. I also have Asian and African in my ancestry but that is expected, it also produces feedback on your health [more...]

Date: 2010-09-16 14:50:15


Genetic ancestry has no effect on asthma response in African ...

Their breathing function was tested before and after the six-week treatment protocol. Genetic testing was done on DNA isolated from a single blood sample. “This is one of the first studies to use genetic ancestry to help clarify whether response to medication differs from race or ethnic groups. Fortunately, our results suggest that this potentially life-saving asthma medication is equally beneficial across groups,” said Dr. Keoki Williams, the study’s senior author. The study is published online at the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. (ANI) Posted by Tanushree on Sep 28th, [more...]

Date: 2010-09-28 10:02:07


Long-extinct passenger pigeon finds a place in the family tree (10 ...

With bits of DNA extracted from century-old museum specimens, researchers have found a place for the extinct passenger pigeon in the family tree of pigeons and doves, identifying for the first time this unique bird's closest living avian relatives. The new analysis, which appears this month in Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, reveals that the passenger pigeon was most closely related to other ... No link between genetic ancestry, asthma response in African-Americans [more...]

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The Genetic Genealogist | Article Review: “Bio Science: Genetic ...

Based on her research in this area, Dr. Nelson writes about the complex interpretation of the results of genetic genealogy testing by African-Americans and black British.  Rather than completely altering their preconceived biographical narratives based on the results of testing, many people struggle to mesh genetic results with these narratives.  From the abstract: “While there is some acquiescence to genetic thinking about ancestry, and by implication, ‘race’, among African-American and black British consumers of genetic genealogy testing, test-takers also adjudicate [more...]

Date: 2008-10-09 11:54:09


Colorado: Hispano DNA study results released

Tracing the Tribe is a blog about Jewish genealogy - All the developments, tools and resources you'll need to peer more closely into your family tree. Created in 2006 at JTA's request, it is now independent. Tracing the Tribe readers may remember several posts concerning a cluster of "Ashkenazi" breast cancer among Hispanic women in Colorado's San Luis Valley a few years ago. Later genealogical research showed the women were descendants of conversos (Jews forced to convert to Christianity during the Inquisition) who had settled in the area centuries ago. A paper in the San Luis area just [more...]

Date: 2010-08-25 14:00:00


Guide to Ethnic DNA Testing: How to Prove Your Ancestors' Ethnicity

Learn how ethnic DNA testing can measure your geographical and racial heritage, including native American, African American, and Jewish [more...]

Date: 2009-04-20 14:50:06


African Ancestry Tracing Goes Mobile with AfricanAncestry.com's ...

If you think ‘Mobile Ancestry’ is another new app … think again! In an old-school move, African Ancestry, the company that pioneered DNA-based ancestry tracing for people of African descent, is going “mobile” by loading up a van, a video camera and one of its co-founders and taking ancestry tracing on a 14-city trek to help African Americans more easily and accurately access their ancestral roots. The first-ever ‘We Are Africa’ Road Tour kicks off on August 1 in New Orleans and culminates on August 19 in New England, hitting 12 cities in between. To learn more about African [more...]

Date: 2010-07-20 14:25:00


Martin Luther King traces DNA to Sierra Leone | Sierra Express Media

The DNA testing of both King and Garvey, which were revealed at the African Ancestry dinner and program at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Centennial Ballroom, established that King and Garvey’s maternal ancestry originated in Sierra Leone hundreds of years ago before they were forcefully taken to the United States as slaves. Garvey and King were among several other African Americans whose DNA results were revealed at the special dinner session on Sunday night at the just concluded Africa Policy Forum: A Vision For The 21st Century in Atlanta, Georgia. Speaking with this press immediately [more...]

Date: 2010-04-27 07:00:00


Booker Rising: Native American Ancestry In African Americans

Booker Rising response: Seemingly every American whose family has been in USA since the 1800s or earlier claims Native American ancestry. I remember "African American Lives" in 2006, when all nine prominent African Americans (Ben Carson, Henry Louis Gates, Whoopi Goldberg, T.D. Jakes, Mae Jemison, Quincy Jones, sociologist Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, Chris Tucker, and Oprah Winfrey) undergoing the DNA tests thought that they had Native American ancestry, citing family stories. However, only three of them actually did (Oprah Winfrey 11%, Chris Tucker 10%, and Mae Jemison 6%). LOL there were some [more...]

Date: 2010-08-18 00:46:00


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Olive Tree Genealogy Blog: Good Morning America featuring a ...

Lorine McGinnis Schulze I'm an incurable genealogist as well as avid collector of antiques. I have a collection of over 3,000 cdvs (Cartes de Visite) from the Civil War era and am running out of room for all my antique photo albums View my complete profile 12 Months of Finding Ancestors (3) 1837 Rebellion (1) 1861 Canada Census (4) 1881 Census (4) 1891 Canada Census (1) 1911 United Kingdom Census (2) 1930 American Census (2) 25 Most Popular Genealogy Blogs (1) A Huron Carol. Christmas Carols (1) A Y Jackson (1) Abandoned in Australia (4) Abstract Indexes to Deeds (1) African American [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 02:27:00


Dallas Doings

Bennett Greenspan: discovering Jewish history through the lens of DNA testing The Dallas Jewish Historical Society will present another offering of its “Harold A. Pollman Lecture Series,” with acclaimed speaker and DNA expert, Bennett Greenspan.  The program will accompany the Dallas Jewish Historical Society’s Annual Meeting and board installation at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 26 in the Zale Auditorium of the Aaron Family JCC, 7900 Northaven Road, Dallas. Bennett Greenspan will discuss researching Jewish history through the lens of DNA [more...]

Date: 2010-05-20 08:07:18


Faces of America: Do we know ourselves as well as we think ...

Considering my personal fascination with history, genealogy and culture, the show was Saturday afternoon manna. I immediately began wondering how my pie chart would appear. From what I know, my ethnic breakdown goes something like this: Father—Swedish/European and a little bit of Choctaw Indian Mother—Puerto Rican (Spanish and Taino Indian) That’s what I’ve been told. That’s the narrative account by which I categorize my ancestry. But what if that was totally off base? What if I’m not who I always thought I was? For many of the participants, their ethnic pie chart results shook [more...]

Date: 2010-03-07 20:30:34


Technology Review: A Family Mystery, Solved by a Genome

More than a dozen people who have had their genomes sequenced stand on stage in an R&D center near Boston. Billed as the last time all such people might fit in one room before the technology moves into the mainstream, the event doesn't quite include the whole group: actress Glenn Close and South African archbishop Desmond Tutu, among others, didn't make it. But those who did include James Watson, codiscoverer of the structure of DNA; Harvard historian Henry Louis Gates Jr.; entrepreneur Esther Dyson; and a smattering of leaders from gene-sequencing companies. Leaning against a wall at one end [more...]

Date: 2010-08-25 00:00:00


Arab News Blog » Israel Declares for Ethnic Nationalism

In a globalizing world with massive labor migration, ethnic nationalism is a recipe for race war. And, of course, as a historian I reject the whole idea of a “race” in the 19th century Romantic nationalist sense as a figment of the imagination. Brian Sykes found on looking at the mitochondrial DNA of Europeans that all the women had only one of 7 haplotypes or patterns in the chromosomes, and that the same 7 appeared in all linguistic and national groups, including e.g. the Basque, though the proportions varied. Germans are no different in this regard from the Irish or from Bulgarians. [more...]

Date: 2010-10-11 16:20:22


Legendary Leaders and Ancestry

AfricanAncestry.com, the pioneers of DNA-based ancestry tracing for African Americans, recently revealed the paternal roots of King and Garvey through their sons — Martin Luther King III and Dr. Julius Garvey respectively – during a special DNA Reveal Dinner hosted by the Leon H. Sullivan Foundation’s African Policy Summit in Atlanta on Sept. 26. For the King Family, AfricanAncestry.com’s results complement the paper-trail research they’ve done on Dr. King’s paternal side, which traces to Ireland.  Martin Luther King III’s test also revealed his mother’s line, the late [more...]

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Marcus Garvey and Martin Luther King trace DNA to Sierra Leone ...

The DNA testing of both King and Garvey which were revealed at the African ancestry reveal dinner and program at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta: Cetennial Ballroom 3&4 establish that King and Garvey’s forefathers lived in Sierra Leone hundreds of years ago before they were forcefully taken to the United States as slaves. Garvey and King were among several other African Americans whose DNA results were revealed at the special dinner session on Sunday night at the just ended Africa Policy Forum: A vision for the 21st Century in Atlanta, Georgia. Speaking with the press immediately after the [more...]

Date: 2010-10-02 04:38:06


DNA Testing | We are all African | Mahala

If you could email your ancestors, what would you want to know? Family legend or delusions of grandeur may suggest you are royalty: A Nubian Princess, the fruit of Genghis Khan’s loins, or a descendant of Shaka Zulu’s warrior clan. You may be some, or all of those things, but most likely, you’re a mongrel. Up until last week I thought I was pretty vanilla. An average 5th generation white settler, much like, in terms of my genetic cocktail, any other rooinek. But then I did a DNA test. Not because I wanted to find out the obvious stuff, like where my Grandparents were born, but to [more...]

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WDSU's Norman Robinson Traces African Ancestry - New Orleans News ...

The tour has stops in 14 cities in 19 days to help African Americans discover their roots through DNA testing.Robinson had already submitted his DNA samples weeks earlier to African Ancestry President Gina Paige, and was prepared to learn about his roots for the first time in his life."Your ancestors were on the Amistad. I don't know you. I don't know if that fits your personality or not," Paige told Robinson."Oh yeah, I think they'd agree that fits my personality," Robinson said."Yeah, they weren't having it. They turned that ship around," Paige said.The story of the Amistad was featured on [more...]

Date: 2010-08-05 23:44:15


Father's Rights — DNA Paternity Testing.m4v

Dallas fathers rights attorney Mark Nacol provides information to fathers on DNA Paternity testing. African Ancestry launches the Ancestry Education Project at Walker Jones Education Center in celebration of Black History Month. 7th grade students talk about their perceptions of Africa and how DNA can be used to reveal their ancestry. In January, the students took the ancestry test and the results will be revealed on February 25th. To find out more, visit www.africanancestry.com.Source: DNA [more...]

Date: 2010-06-27 19:25:00


Booker Rising: Sierra Leone: The Ancestral Home Of Dr. King ...

Sign up to Booker Rising's RSS feed to receive updates in your feed reader or sign up with your email address below to receive the updates via email! Tests were done on their sons (which tests patrilineal genetic markers, or about 1% of a male's total genome). From Sierra Express Media (Sierra Leone): "Martin Luther King III, son of civil right leader Martin Luther King Jr. and Julius Garvey, who is the son of Marcus Garvey, are the latest African Americans to trace their DNA roots to the Mende people of Sierra Leone. Grey's Anatomy star Isaiah Washington became the first [more...]

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