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FamilyTreeDNA: 6th International Conference 30-31 Oct Houston

HOUSTON, (August 11, 2010) -- Family Tree DNA, the world leader in genetic genealogy, will host its 6th International Conference on Genetic Genealogy on October 30-31, 2010, at the Sheraton North Houston in Houston, Texas. Each year, world renowned experts in genetics and science present cutting-edge developments and exciting new applications at this two-day educational forum which draws attendees from Family Tree DNA's Group Administrators from around the world. This year's conference will focus on the new Family Finder test which allows customers to find relatives across all ancestral [more...]

Date: 2010-08-11 23:17:00

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Washington Post Launches New Site - FishbowlNY

“Family history through genealogy is a critical piece to African American heritage,” said Gates, an expert on African American genealogy, Executive Producer of “African American Lives” and co-founder of the testing site AfricanDNA.com. “To embrace the future it is essential to understand one’s past. We are giving the black community the resources to restore the memories destroyed after the middle passage.” “The Root” hosts an interactive section to trace genealogy and heritage, enabling users to participate in a genealogy test through AfricanDNA.com, co-owned by [more...]

Date: 2008-01-28 14:00:01

VIDEO: Jewish DNA – The Kohanim Gene and the Lost Tribes of Israel

Video excerpt from a lecture by Jon Entine (author of Abraham's Children: Race, Identity, and the DNA of the Chosen People) discussing the Kohanim (Cohanim) Gene, also known as the Y chromosomal Aaron hypothesis and how it can help us establish the truth or fiction behind the ten lost tribes of Israel, discussing such groups as Ethiopian Jews and the Lemba tribe of southern Africa. In 2007, Entine published Abraham's Children, which examined the shared ancestry of Jews, Christians and Muslims, and addressed the question "Who is a Jew?" as seen through the prism of DNA. In the lecture, he also [more...]

Date: 2010-09-26 20:03:22

FamilyTreeDNA.com: New Family Finder test officially launched

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. As of today, FamilyTreeDNA.com's new Family Finder test has been officially launched. The new test connects family members across all ancestral lines, not only paternal or maternal. It represents a major advancement over earlier genetic genealogy tests. Everyone, regardless of gender, can now look for connections including grandparents, aunts and uncles, half siblings, and first, [more...]

Date: 2010-05-03 17:15:00

FamilyTreeDNA's sizzling sale starts today!

Go to FamilyTreeDNA.com, check out which projects exist for your name, geographic area or topical interest, and contact the group administrator for that group to receive an invitation. Many projects exist, such as New Mexico, Sicily, genealogical societies and more. Enter your name in the search box at FTDNA and see which groups might be a good fit. On a very personal note: If your Eastern European Ashkenazi family has a family story of Sephardic origin, a Sephardic surname, Mediterranean medical condition or other indicator, please click here for an invitation to the IberianAshkenaz DNA [more...]

Date: 2010-06-05 18:04:00

Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter: Familybuilder Introduces ...

”We are very excited by the reception we received for our highly affordable DNA test kit by the 250+ attendees of the conference.  To date, using DNA testing for genealogy purposes has been cost prohibitive. Now, with our DNA test priced under $60.00, we’re opening the doors of DNA-based genealogy research up for millions of people.  Thank you for welcoming our family into yours, ISGS!” By combining its social networking prowess with over 20 million family tree profiles built across its global network via Facebook, MySpace, Bebo, Orkut and Hi5, and the lowest price point found [more...]

Date: 2008-10-25 15:17:46

Tracing the Tribe: The Jewish Genealogy Blog: FamilyTreeDNA ...

Family Tree DNA is the prime source for anyone researching recent and distant ties. Founded in April 2000, Family Tree DNA was the first company to develop the commercial application of DNA testing for genealogical purposes that had previously been available only for academic and scientific research. The company has more than 300,000 individual records in its Y-DNA and mtDNA databases - and a state-of-the-art Genomics Research Center in Houston, [more...]

Date: 2010-09-01 13:41:00

Kazakhs striving to prove Genghis Khan descent

Perhaps as a result, there have been a rush of inquiries from Kazakhstan, according to Max Blankfeld, head of operations at FamilytreeDNA in Houston.From 2007 and on, we have had about 300 people from Kazakhstan that have tested with us [more...]

Date: 2010-10-05 03:46:25

Kazakhs striving to prove Genghis Khan descent

Arman Ahmuhanov, a 39-year-old horse trader from Almaty, recently sent a sample to FamilytreeDNA, a company in Houston, after being encouraged to do so by Chingizids' author Gizat Tabuldin [more...]

Date: 2010-10-10 22:14:01

09/19/2010: Phillips DNA Tests in Progress at Family Tree DNA

The following tests were underway at FTDNA as of 19 September 2010: Due Date, Batch #, Kit #, Type of Test 09/24/2010, 370, 60411, Refine 37 to 67 09/24/2010, 370, 12069, Refine 12 to 37 09/24/2010, 370, 108314, Refine 37 to 67 10/11/2010, 375, 64118, Backbone 10/15/2010, 374, 186469, Y-DNA 67 10/18/2010, 376, 181543, Deep Clade-I 10/22/2010, 375, 150373, Y-DNA 37 10/22/2010, 375, 187504, Y-DNA 37 10/25/2010, 377, 47247, Refine 37 to 67 10/29/2010, 376, 186823, Y-DNA 67 plus MtDNA 10/29/2010, 376, 187782, Y-DNA 37 11/01/2010, 378, 47247, Deep Clade-R EXPLANATION OF TESTS: Y-DNA [more...]

Date: 2010-09-19 16:13:13

Date: 2010-09-06 18:05:00

Bargain Alert: Family Tree DNA

We received a note from Bennett Greenspan, President of Family Tree DNA. The message follows: Last fall Family Tree DNA offered a significant discount for anyone who wanted to order the Full mtDNA sequence. The response was overwhelming, and, as in prior Full mtDNA sequence sales, we crushed the lab. Despite the fact that we had more lab technicians and more equipment, the volume was far above what we could reasonable handle. As we have now caught up with the huge backlog, we are prepared to offer the Full mtDNA sequence test again at a promotional price, but with lessons learned! We will [more...]

Date: 2010-09-03 23:00:00

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

Cruwys news: Family Tree DNA Summer Sale 2010

The day-to-day activities of the Cruwys/Cruse one-name study with occasional diversions into other topics of interest such as DNA testing and personal [more...]

Date: 2010-06-06 19:53:00

Technology Review: A Genetic Christmas Story

Some people may have received an unusual gift this holiday season: an ancestry testing kit that uses a small swab of DNA to shed light on near and ancient family history. It sounds, at first, like a novelty item. But the kit may provide long-term assistance to scientists who are hoping to track the history of the human race. In one project, spearheaded by National Geographic Society and IBM, participants buy a kit for $99.95, scrape some skin cells from the inside of their cheek, and send the samples in for analysis. Once the DNA is processed, participants learn their haplogroup -- the [more...]

Date: 2005-12-27 00:00:00

Kazakhs Striving to Prove Genghis Khan Descent -- Signs of the ...

Arman Ahmuhanov, a 39-year-old horse trader from Almaty, recently sent a sample to FamilytreeDNA, a company in Houston, after being encouraged to do so by Chingizids' author Gizat Tabuldin. "He said 'If you want to be respected, and you want to know that you are really chingizid , then you have to have real proof,'" said Mr Amerkulov. Genghis Khan's conquest of a vast swathe of Eurasia has made his name synonymous with destruction and brutality in Europe and the Middle East, but in Kazakhstan and Mongolia he is a hero. Since Kazakhstan's independence in 1991, the [more...]

Date: 2010-10-04 17:39:11

DNA: African tribal migration patterns - MyHeritage.com ...

DNA: African tribal migration patterns FamilyTreeDNA.com is now cooperating with the Center for African American Genealogy Research (CAAGRI) and the Public Records and Archives Administration of Ghana (PRAAD) by testing several hundred members of the Nzema, Ga, Fante, Ewe and Asante tribes. The results of the DNA tests will be part of a genealogy workshop to be held Friday, October 30 in Accra, Ghana. Led by CAAGRI director Paula Royster, the workshop is aimed at highlighting the importance of recording oral traditions by showing people how to record it. The program will include the use of [more...]

Date: 2009-10-29 10:44:00

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