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What Tami Said: 70% African, 30% European: Who am I now?

How I wish that somewhere there existed an island for those who are wise and of goodwill.--Albert Einstein I have spent a lot of time over the past few days ruminating on racial identity. My thoughts were sparked by a confluence of events: Last week, PBS aired the final episode of Dr. Henry Louis Gates' "Faces of America"--the one where participants including comedian Stephen Colbert, cellist Yo-Yo Ma and poet Elizabeth Alexander learned the results of autosomal DNA tests designed to uncover their "racial" lineage. I received a link to a study being conducted by the University of British [more...]

Date: 2010-03-09 13:48:00

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Upgrade sale at FTDNA: 8 July - 19 July 2010

A link to the login page is provided below. ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED AND PAID FOR BY MIDNIGHT JULY 19th TO RECEIVE THE SALE PRICE. http://www.familytreedna.com/login.aspx A notice of this sale has been sent to those customers who qualify for these Y-DNA upgrades. We would also like to take this opportunity to inform you that registration has begun for The 6th Annual Conference on Genetic Genealogy for Group Administrators, which will be taking place on October 30-31, 2010. You can find more about it here As always, we appreciate your continued support. Bennett Greenspan President Family [more...]

Date: 2010-07-08 21:34:00


Consumer Reports Health Blog: Who owns your DNA?

The costs of direct-to-consumer gene tests have been falling, and for under $1000 and a cheek swab or saliva sample, you can learn about a specific trait or disease risk, or get a profile of your whole genome and what it might mean according to current science. But making these tests more readily available to consumers hit some roadblocks in the last few months, when Pathways Genomics delayed plans to market the tests in Walgreens after receiving a letter from the FDA, and the University of California at Berkeley also withdrew its plan to offer individual gene analysis of three traits to [more...]

Date: 2010-09-20 10:00:00


Genetic Test Kits To Hit Stores Amid Controversy | TopNews Arab ...

Walgreens is all set to begin selling Insight personal genetic testing kits Friday, the first major retail chain in the US to offer home tests for assessing one’s risk of developing any one of a dozen different health conditions, with CVS stores marketing them by August. Raising immediate concerns among scientists, bio-ethicists and genetic counsellors, the news has them worried that in the absence of a full medical assessment, consumers will misuse or misunderstand test results open to interpretation. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating the medical claims the [more...]

Date: 2010-05-12 20:31:57


Setting Up a DNA Surname Project

As mentioned above, some DNA testing labs will also offer assistance with organizing and managing your DNA surname project. It should go without saying, but it truly is also critical to honor any privacy restrictions made by your participants. In conclusion, it truly is vitally crucial to keep in mind that DNA testing for the purposes of proving ancestry isn’t a substitute for traditional family history analysis. Instead, it can be a tool to become utilized in conjunction with family members history study to aid in proving or disproving suspected relationships. It is certainly an exciting [more...]

Date: 2010-02-25 04:20:47


Consumer Reports Health Blog: Should you screen your genes at ...

UPDATE: Jim Cohn, a Walgreens spokesman, emailed us this statement this morning: "In light of the FDA contacting Pathway Genomics about its genetic test kit and anticipated ongoing discussions between the two parties, we’ve elected not to move forward with offering the Pathway product to our customers until we have further clarity on this matter." Absolutely about time. Dr's have hidden things and used thier control long enough. We have a right to know, even if it is flawed, what makes us who we are. Long ago, the idea that the earth was round was considered dangerous. Then it simply [more...]

Date: 2010-05-12 21:10:58


Family Tree DNA Offers Summer Special

Dear Family Tree DNA Group Administrator: Last summer we offered a pricing special that was the most successful offering of its type in our company history. Project administrators got behind the recruitment efforts and for those that did, their projects grew and our database grew, so we'd like to offer a summer special again. Here are the details: Y-DNA37 for $119 (Regular price would be $149) Y-DNA67 for $199 (Regular price would be $239) Y-DNA37+mtDNA for $159 (Combined test would cost $238) Bypass the Y-DNA12 and Y-DNA25, and get the best Genealogy tests on the market! The promotion [more...]

Date: 2010-06-08 04:20:00


Panel packs perspectives on race

The presentation began by showing a clip from the documentary “The Human Family Tree – A Migratory History of the Human Race,” which is about the Genographic project by National Geographic. The five-year project gathered DNA from people all over the world and managed to trace the geographical origin of human genes back thousands of years to Africa. It was only about 60,000 years ago that humans began to migrate to other continents, only 2,000 generations, or a blink of the biological eye. Hutchinson picked up the topic of the biology of race from there. He talked about how the study of [more...]

Date: 2010-10-07 15:00:13


Anglo-Celtic Connections: Cousin Confusion

One references an article by Elizabeth Shown Mills which analyzes kinship and includes a glossary of terms where one finds: "Half Relationships: Those that stem from a half-sibling kinship. For every lateral or collateral relationship a "half" equivalent exists. For example: Half-aunt/uncle: The half-sibling of one's parent. Half-first cousin: The child of a half-aunt or half-uncle." Another references the Oxford English Dictionary: "Half-cousin is defined as "The child of one's father's or mother's cousin; a second cousin. Sometimes applied to the child of one's own cousin, or to the [more...]

Date: 2010-09-29 14:37:00


The New Tutmania: Considering The Half-Life Of An Afterlife ...

Oct. 13 2010 - 10:19 am | 169 views | 1 recommendation | 1 comment King Tut—lame or not lame? Historical researchers now think that the 1300 B.C. Egyptian boy king was literally lame—among his belongings was a variety of fancy staffs, canes and other walking aids. Apparently he was born with a club foot, possibly as a result of incest among his immediate ancestors. But what about the half-life of his afterlife, as represented by all the gaudy bling and other paraphernalia from his tomb periodically trotted out to wow us hoi polloi? Does it stack up to the ultimate lowbrow carny-sideshow [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 14:19:05


Ancestry – Native American Genealogy & DNA Testing - Indian Blankets

For those who feel they have Native American heritage, or come from a long line of tribal families, DNA testing can help to determine their genetic background in relation to the Native American genes. Although this testing can help people learn more about their lineage, the modern tribes of today usually require that people have at least one grandparent or great-grandparent who was Native American. If people cannot prove this, regardless of DNA testing, many tribes will reject them nonetheless. Many people are just truly interested in their family’s heritage and background, and may also [more...]

Date: 2010-04-20 07:02:21


Nancy (nee: Millette) Doucet and her alleged DNA results:

Recently, I was informed via email that Nancy Doucet has stated on the White Pines Association (yet another Incorporation) that she's President of, that quote, "Friday, 23 October 2009 10:12 Nancy The White Pine Association is pleased to announce the National Geographic DNA Study is now being posted for those who had their test done on location in Koas area last March. The results are showing a strong identity for those of this area. My DNA and other tribal members clearly shows Native American blood lines. We are pleased this study has helped those people who have had oral family history [more...]

Date: 2009-10-26 23:11:00


REMAINS OF THE DAY

As a crime scene it too will be studied and recognized as a seminal undertaking in the history of forensics, mass fatality events, crime scene processing, DNA identification, and a host of other sciences that were utilized during every step of the recovery. Not only was every square inch of debris scoured on site at The Pile, it was examined just as closely, if more slowly, once it arrived at the Fresh Kill Landfill. Mining equipment from Pennsylvania and West Virginia was set up. Conveyors and sifting trays of increasingly finer gauge trapped fragments of tissue as well as remnants of [more...]

Date: 2010-10-05 23:04:00


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...]

Date: 2010-10-01 14:35:47


Free Online Guides: DNA repair capacity identified those at high ...

demographics (age, gender) and family history of non-melanoma skin cancer; skin, hair and eye color, and presence of freckles; occupational and recreational sun exposure; sunscreen use; cigarette smoking; vitamins, aspirin and calcium intake; DRC levels; and, dermatological information and other variables that could provide an estimate of non-melanoma skin cancer risk.These findings in Puerto Rico are consistent with previous studies conducted elsewhere, according to the researchers. Additionally, participants who did not use sunblock, did not take aspirin and/or did not take multivitamin [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 23:20:00


Genetic Research: Prevention And Treatment Of Disease

The tool allows you to draw your family tree and create a chart of health history. Asking information about the illnesses that run in the family-starting from first to third generation-proves helpful. Documents that record medical transactions such as hospitalization, procedures and treatment are a good source of information. Indicate to the family tree the type of illness contracted by that family member. Because each individual has a unique genetic makeup, the reactions to certain medicines vary widely. Some patients may have more serious side effects from a certain medication, while others [more...]

Date: 2010-10-11 04:53:33


DNA Testing for Genealogy: What's in it for Me?

DNA Testing for Genealogy is one of the much discussed topics in the field of genealogy nowadays. DNA Testing for Genealogy is also referred to as ‘genetic genealogy’. Genealogical DNA testing is carried out in order to determine the intensity of genetic relationship between individuals. DNA Testing for Genealogy is extremely advantageous as it involves DNA comparison from different people in order to find out common ancestors or homelands. “Check out some videos on DNA Testing for Genealogy“ Spitting Images: My First DNA Test Editor Allison Stacy shares her first foray into genetic [more...]

Date: 2010-10-10 09:36:33


Home Genetic Testing for Alzheimer's?

That fact is even more important now that Walgreens is close to selling a home genetic testing kit that the Washington Post reported on Tuesday can scan genes for a propensity for Alzheimer's disease, breast cancer, diabetes and other ailments. The testing kit, marketed by Pathway Genomics, involves sending in a saliva sample to produce a DNA sample that is tested for genetic markers. The FDA acted quickly in criticizing the kit as lacking in safety, efficacy, and accuracy, and Walgreens announced yesterday that is postponing sales of the kit. In Alzheimer's disease, genetic testing is only [more...]

Date: 2010-05-13 16:50:02


Connect, extend, and research family connections with GeneTree ...

I admit that some of the pricing may be a bit steep, but in fairness to GeneTree some of the costs of researching your genealogy can be just as much, if not higher. At least with the DNA testing it won’t take you a great deal of time AND money. I look forward to being able to learn about my past and where my ancestors came from. When people ask me about my family history I have just assumed my family came over on the Mayflower. Reality may prove that to be far from the [more...]

Date: 2009-03-10 09:31:29


Testing Your Maternal Family History Using the Most Popular Dna Test

DNA testing is one way to keep your genealogy research progressing forward on your maternal side. DNA testing gets more popular every year, yet many still don't understand some of the basics of how it works. The value of any DNA test is [more...]

Date: 2010-09-23 12:16:32


2010 Saturday Seminar Topics – Got Ancestors?! 2010

Come hear one of the co-authors of Trace Your Roots with DNA discuss her own and others’ experience launching and managing a DNA project, including such considerations as test and vendor selection factors, privacy, and convincing others to participate. (Short and long versions available: one-hour version covers Y-DNA/surname testing only, while the extended 1.5-2 hour version also includes other types of testing, such as mtDNA, BioGeographical, etc. Also available for non-genealogical audiences.) Right Annie, Wrong Annie An Irish lass, Annie Moore, tripped down a gangplank and into the [more...]

Date: 2010-05-16 03:19:31


Walgreens Will Not Stock Genetic Test By Pathway Genomics Without ...

Walgreens Will Not Stock Genetic Test By Pathway Genomics Without ‘Further Clarity’ Posted by admin on May 13th, 2010 and filed under Uncategorized. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed. WASHINGTON — The largest U.S. drugstore chain, Walgreen Co., said Wednesday it will hold off selling what was poised to be the first over-the-counter genetic test, after the Food and Drug Administration said the kit has not been proven effective. Pathway Genomics announced Tuesday that its saliva swab would be on Walgreen’s [more...]

Date: 2010-05-13 10:00:03


Help with a legal issue please?

Was any DNA or family history done? —–It’s been confirmed through other family members that Robert slept around on my mom. But no DNA has been done. Tagged with: best interest • brother adam • brother jacob • chickens • CNN • driving permit • e trade • eldest brother • executor • friend sara • half sister • hemorrhage • kent ohio • kent state university • kidneys • life insurance policy • personal servant • physical abuse • thousand dollars • time student Filed under: Help With Debt Like this post? Subscribe to my RSS feed and get loads more! [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 09:01:20


Russian Forensic Mystery Solved - Czar Nicholas II, Anastasia And ...

And whereas autosomal cchromosomal DNA undergoes the process of recombination, where sections of DNA from the mother and the father are mixed resulting in a more distorted genetic history, mitochondrial DNA, which is inherited only from the mother, or non-recombinant part of Y-chromosome DNA, inherited only from the father, allows for the tracing of a more direct genetic lines. All of the Romanov children, including Crown Prince Alexei and his sisters, have the same type of mitochondrial DNA as their mother, Empress Alexandra, who was a granddaughter of Queen Victoria. Prince Philip of [more...]

Date: 2009-03-15 05:00:00


The Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey

A very nice book if one is interested in understanding how DNA analysis is being used to trace human migration and from where it started. Would like more substance. There is no in-depth explanation of mitochondrial DNA dating, Y-chromosome dating, etc. More red meat than Seven Daughters of Eve for sure! Does this book have. Interesting. I thought it was a good book- and being a molecular biologist who is familiar with the worlds advanced knowledge of genetics, I am quite comfortable with my African origins and the obvious fact that we (meaning all races) are all extremely similar. Fascinating [more...]

Date: 2010-05-23 10:41:42


Identigene DNA Paternity Test Collection Kit

You are here: Home » Health News » Identigene DNA Paternity Test Collection Kit Stumble This Digg This Share on Delicious Share on Facebook Tweet This *Sponsored Links* DNA Test At Drugstore *Sponsored Links* Yesterday Rite Aid stores all over America started selling the Identigene DNA Paternity Test Collection Kit for $19.99 but that price does not include the $119 to have a lab evaluate cells wiped off the cheeks of the child.Doug Fogg, chief operating officer for Sorenson Genomics of Salt Lake City, the maker of the product said: “This is for people who are just curious. It is [more...]

Date: 2008-03-27 06:29:54


A Place for the Passenger Pigeon

The extinct passenger pigeon now occupies a better understood place within the family tree of pigeons and doves. Scientists from the Illinois Natural History Survey at the University of Illinois used DNA extracted from museum specimens to analyze the passenger pigeon's genetic makeup. By comparing the DNA of the extinct pigeons to that of living pigeons and doves, the researchers were able to determine the passenger pigeon's closest living relatives. It was previously thought that passenger pigeons were related most closely to mourning doves. But the recent analysis showed that passenger [more...]

Date: 2010-10-08 00:30:27


Don't Let Love Get Lost – Preserve it Using DNA

If they are alive, have them take a DNA test. If they are no longer with us, it’s usually possible to find a relative who can take the test instead. (We can help you with that if you need it.) When you are tracing the family of one ancestor, it is also a good idea to know the DNA of their spouse. Chances are you can learn more about grandpa through exploring grandma’s records and connections. Each DNA test you add to your genetic family tree gives you a better picture of your family. And it preserves your family’s DNA, genealogy, and legacy of love for generations to come. (images from [more...]

Date: 2010-02-16 17:09:44


Evolution News & Views: When "Junk DNA" Isn't Junk: Farewell to a ...

In the Darwinist repertoire, a standard response to evidence of design in the genome is to point to the existence of "junk DNA." What is it doing there, if purposeful design really is detectable in the history of life's development? Of course this assumes that the "junk" really is junk. That assumption has been cast increasingly into doubt. New research just out in the journal Nature Genetics finds evidence that genetic elements previously thought of as rubbish are anything but that. The research describes tiny strands of RNA, previously thought to be junk, that now turn out to play a role in [more...]

Date: 2009-04-28 16:20:29


Deepwater point zinfandel, zinfandel, wine club | Match-Success

DNA fingerprinting revealed that it is genetically equivalent to the History - Relationship to Primitivo and ... - Distribution and winesZAP - Zinfandel Advocates & ProducersNon-profit organization dedicated to promoting Zinfandel. Contains information about the grape, membership details, and a list of events. Deepwater point zinfandel, zinfandel Deepwater point zinfandel, wine gifts store online, Deepwater point zinfandel, red wine ratings. Deepwater point zinfandel, wine making supplies and home wine making. Wine information, deepwater point zinfandel, wine making. Champagne, deepwater [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 18:55:33


FTDNA test sale: June 5th through June 25th

If you are not already in a surname project, you can search for a project using the search box on their web page at http://www.ftdna.com/ Dear Family Tree DNA Group Administrator Last summer we offered a pricing special that was the most successful offering of its type in our company history. Project administrators got behind the recruitment efforts and for those that did, their projects grew and our database grew, so we'd like to offer a summer special again. Here are the details: Y-DNA37 for $119 (Regular price would be $149) Y-DNA67 for $199 (Regular price would be $239) Y-DNA37+mtDNA [more...]

Date: 2010-06-06 13:57:00


Lopez Tonight – Snoop Dogg's DNA Test – [Snoop Dogg is WHITE]

Snoop Dogg George Lopez DNA Test African Asian European Native American. Related Posts. Testing Your Maternal Family History Using the Most Popular Dna Test; Should You Have A Paternity DNA Test? Canine DNA test [more...]

Date: 2010-09-27 16:27:38


At the Library: DNA testing in genealogy « OGS Blog

Are you considering DNA testing as part of your family history research? DNA tesing has been a popular topic in genealogist circles over the last few years. In this month’s issue of Families, Paul Caverly has written an article about his own experiences using DNA testing in his genealogy research. The article can be found on page 6 of the August 2010 issue. Caverly’s article mentions some of the resources he used to learn more about DNA testing and genealogy. Some of the books and magazines he mentioned are part of the provincial library collection. DNA and Family History: how genetic [more...]

Date: 2010-08-18 14:00:14


Trace Your Family History through DNA Testing | SloppyNoodle.com

No longer are genealogist enthusiasts limited to church records, newspaper clippings, and government [more...]

Date: 2010-10-10 08:40:00


Genetic DNA Testing, The Use and BenefitsWhat Can I Get In Genetic ...

This method is also similar to genetic testing for ancestry, used to determine what percentage of each race group is present in your DNA. Doing this ancestral genetic test in DNA laboratories or home DNA testing is an efficient service to test your ancestry and distinguish your race history. Prenatal genetic testing may also be used to determine paternity and also to discover a number of diseases or health problems which the child may contact in his lifetime, and this test is done before a child is born. These diseases can be linked to an abnormality of DNA and DNA test is a reliable factor [more...]

Date: 2010-10-05 11:04:53


Paternity Test: How Does DNA Testing Work?

The benefits of paternity test: Of course, foremost benefit of the paternity test is identifying the father of a child. Apart from that, paternity or DNA test brings in more valuable benefits. DNA testing is the accurate method compared to other traditional methods to find biological father of a child Ethnic background and genealogical history can be identified When students need to obtain certain scholarships due to ethnic background, in absence of other valid proof, DNA test results are accepted as a proof of identification by Immigration authorities Legally accepted method throughout the [more...]

Date: 2010-09-29 06:48:42


DNA Diagnostics Center

It’s Friday and still not feeling well. I gotta focus before I go mental! In any rate, I didn’t know that DNA Diagnostics Center (DDC) is the exclusive provider of DNA testing for the Maury show and other daytime shows like Dr. Phil and some court shows. In the course of the media, DDC has brought DNA testing to millions of domestics worldwide, enlighten that a DNA testing is affordable and can answer any important questions regarding identity, family relationships and most of all medical history. Visit dnacenter.com for more [more...]

Date: 2009-07-31 22:20:35


3 Ways to Lower Breast Cancer Risk, Despite Your DNA - LOVE ...

The researchers based their analysis on data from 85,644 postmenopausal women who participated in the Women's Health Initiative, a long-term study launched in 1991 and conducted by the National Institutes of Health. They considered a woman to have a family history of breast cancer if her mother or sister developed the disease after age 45.Gramling was surprised, he said, that the findings in the two groups were nearly the same."It would have been expected that women without a family history of the disease would have lowered their risk," with a healthy lifestyle, he said. That women with a [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 19:09:17


Tracing the Tribe: The Jewish Genealogy Blog: DC 2011 Conference ...

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. More than 1,200 genealogists from the US and more than 30 countries are expected to attend the summer 2011 international conference on Jewish genealogy in Washington DC. This event will offer some 160 lectures, panels, workshops and breakfast sessions, a film festival, repository fair, vendor room, gala banquet, and much more. The 31st IAJGS International Conference on Jewish [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 06:44:00


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


Panda Bear Stuffed Animals & Facts

They have been classed with the raccoon family but according to some reports, in the late 80s following DNA testing, pandas were thought to be closer relatives of bears. With the pandas teddy like appearance it's no wonder they are referred to as panda bears or in the world of plush, panda bear stuffed animals. The history of the panda is an interesting one, dating back some two million years according to the first discovered skull found in China. Based on the research, it is believed that pandas have evolved over a period of three million years, totally separate from the lineage of other [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 02:52:42


Apathetic Lemming of the North: Evidence of Human Compassion ...

Maybe so, but the last I heard there's evidence from DNA that quite a few folks living today have Neanderthals in our family tree. Particularly those of us whose more recent ancestors come from Europe. (May 7, 2010) The man whose pelvis and lower back bones were found was at least 45 when he died, and had a spinal deformity that would have been quite painful. Also forced him into a stooped posture and limited his ability to hunt and carry heavy loads. Odds are, according to the article, he used a cane to get around. With his physical limitations, he probably depended on others for quite a bit [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 13:01:00


Tell Toledo » Blog Archive » Lourdes Lifelong Learning opens fall ...

“Using DNA to Help Solve Cold Cases” The Lourdes College Lifelong Learning program kicks off its 2010-2011 season at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 17 in the Franciscan Theatre & Conference Center. Lucas County Prosecutor Julia Bates, J.D. and Chief of the Criminal Division of the Lucas County Prosecutor’s Office Dean Mandros, J.D. will present “Using DNA to Help Solve Cold Cases.”?? “Using DNA to Help Solve Cold Cases” shares the history behind DNA including its initial discovery and the birth of DNA testing. The presentation will also address the ways that criminal prosecution [more...]

Date: 2010-08-27 19:25:59


Tracing the Tribe: The Jewish Genealogy Blog: JGSLA 2010: DNA test ...

9.30-10.45am: "From DNA to genetic genealogy: Everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask," with Steve Morse. 2.05-3.15pm: Having trouble understanding your test results? Make sure to attend Judy Simon's "Jewish Geography and DNA: A Player's Guide." 8-9.15am Breakfast with the Experts: "Jews, genes and genetics & Unlocking the medical secrets in your family tree," Adele Schneider and Gary Frolich. Session continues, 9.15-10.30am. 10.45-noon: "Beyond the Y chromosome, tracing your genealogy with the 'other' DNA," Bennett Greenspan. 10.45-noon: "Jewish genetic diseases: Ashkenazi and [more...]

Date: 2010-07-02 03:24:00


The Melungeon Historical Society: Cumberland Gap Yahoo Group

Feel free to join the DNA projects at www.familytreedna.com/public/CumberlandGap-YDNA (males only) or www.familytreedna.com/public/Cumberlandgap-mtdna (male and female testing for maternal line) if your families live or lived in this area. This forum is for the friendly discussion and exchange of information relative to the history of the area and/or the area's families. To go to the group's Yahoo page: Click Here. Note: Membership approval by the group's moderators is [more...]

Date: 2010-10-04 11:32:00


Christianity.com - Blogs - Conversations with Your Favorite ...

The whole day was very instructive because I didn't know much about my family's history. I knew that my father was from Mississippi and my mother was Iowa, and I knew they met in Nome, Alaska while serving in the Army in World War II. During the reunion a local researcher gave us a fascinating lecture on the the history Mayfield and Pritchard families during the last 200 years. The various branches intertwined at several points across the generations, in part because the families lived close together in the small rural communities that make up north Mississippi. During the afternoon we [more...]

Date: 2010-10-11 09:43:00


History of dog breeds | Dogs Bulldog

With more than 400 breeds of dogs available today, mental confusion can be a bit “to know that all domestic dogs of the same family. DNA analysis showed th. var:http://dog.petsgo.org/history-of-dog-breeds-dogs-bulldog/ Tags: breeds dogs, bulldog, dog breeds « 10 Dog Breeds You’ve Never Heard [more...]

Date: 2010-10-04 11:22:14


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


Nature Canada Blog: New discovery refutes old assumptions about ...

The Passenger Pigeon has been extinct for almost 100 years, but with the help of museum specimens and DNA analysis, we're still learning new information a bout the bird's evolutionary history and its place on the tree of life. The Passenger pigeon was once one of North America’s most spectacular birds but was sadly one of the first to be driven to extinction by humans. The Passenger Pigeon once flocked to the skies in millions, covering more than a kilometre-wide swath of sky, but in the early 1800s, hunting sprees coupled with habitat destruction drove the Passenger Pigeon to extinction. [more...]

Date: 2010-10-08 19:09:00


Who Do You Think You Are? Family Tree, DNA and Genealogy

Technorati Tags: Ancestry.co.uk, Annabel, Are, Bernhardt, Blankfeld, dna, do, family, family tree, Family Tree DNA, Frank, genealogy, history, Magazine Penny Law, Malvern Family History Society, Maria, Max, Princess, Research, Sharon, Sviatopolk-Mirski, Tamarind Books, Think, Tomlin, Townsend, Verna, who, Wilkins, you This entry was posted on Friday, September 3rd, 2010 at 7:43 am and is filed under family history. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own [more...]

Date: 2010-09-03 12:43:14



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