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Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter: Don't "Protect" Us from Our ...

Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter The DAILY newsletter for genealogy consumers, packed with straight talk - hold the sugar coating - whether the vendors like it or not! This is the most popular online genealogy magazine in the world, as measured by Alexa. Having problems reading this site in Internet Explorer 8? That's because IE8 has a compatibility problem. To fix it, click on IE8's Compatibility Mode icon or else read the article at http://www.eogn.com/ie8_bug.html or upgrade to Internet Explorer version 9 beta 1 or switch to a real web browser, such as: Firefox, Chrome, or Opera. [more...]

Date: 2010-07-21 03:27:48

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The Genetic Genealogist | Genetic Testing With 23andMe â ...

Posted on: March 12, 2009 9:10 AM, by Daniel MacArthur Genetic genealogist Blaine Bettinger explores the results of his ancestry testing from 23andMe, and compares it to previous results from a much # 2 Hillbilly M.F.A.: May 2008 Says: March 14th, 2009 at 3:24 pm Genetic Genealogist Genetic Testing With 23andMe – Ancestry Testing 2 days # 3 Elijah Muhammad - Page 2 - Anthropology Forum Says: April 18th, 2009 at 5:59 am concluded that the East Asian ancestry reported by AncestryByDNA was most likely Amerindian. http://www.thegeneticgenealogist.com…estry-testing/ [more...]

Date: 2009-03-12 07:00:24


Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter: GeneTree is Now Out of Beta

A new Y-DNA genetic test enables individuals to research paternal line connections of a male relative, and complements GeneTree’s existing maternal line mtDNA test. Y-DNA results show ancestry and connections to DNA cousins within the past few hundred years.The opportunity to find and connect with “lost” or unknown extended family members through the world’s most extensive correlated genetic genealogy database is a compelling GeneTree feature. “My 82-year-old mother was almost in tears when I told her we had found a branch of our family that we had lost touch with long ago,” said [more...]

Date: 2009-03-09 18:36:04


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


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


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


Family Tree DNA: What's happening in Houston?

Tracing the the Tribe just received the latest update from Family Tree DNA on what's been happening in Houston following Hurricane Ike and some issues impacting the company. In general, things are improving. According to president Bennett Greenspan and vice president of operations and marketing Max Blankfeld: a) The 5th Annual Conference on Genetic Genealogy will be postponed until February or March 2009, as the Sheraton Hotel has just informed us that they will not be in an appropriate condition to host our conference. The positive aspect of this postponement is that we will try our best to [more...]

Date: 2008-09-21 04:36:00


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


Upstate New York Genealogy Blog: Palatine DNA Project Announced

NOTICE ! We no longer update this blog. It has been moved and all future updates will be found at: www.UNYG.com/Blog A brand new website announces a brand new project to attempt to connect relatives of a very old immigrant group. Family Tree DNA is a well known genetic testing company and they have just announced that there will be a mass effort to collect DNA samples and analyze them to provide test results to show relationships to the 1710 Palatine German migration groups that were split up and sent to various English colonies. Henry Z. Jones (Hank) has presented an enormous amount of [more...]

Date: 2008-01-14 09:24:00


FTDNA Family Finder - ForumBiodiversity.com » Anthropology ...

I like what is described in the bold face, it would be quite convenient to be able to have direct contact with project members, but for myself it won't be of much use considering only a fraction of my cousins are FTDNA users and I already have my genealogy composed. It would be quite useful for others though who are interested in contacting those long lost cousins and such. One thing I do like is this could lead to more security when sharing GEDCOM's and such, with things like Ancestry.com your files, if made public, can be downloaded and viewed by anyone, this Family Finder thing could help [more...]

Date: 2010-02-16 22:00:09


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


Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter: Family Tree DNA Announces ...

The following announcement was written by Family Tree DNA: 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 [more...]

Date: 2010-08-11 23:29:44


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


Newspaper Rock: "Actual Indian" defined

In Jocks Aren't Good Role Models, a correspondent questioned my use of the term “actual Indian.” She thought I was referring mainly to “full-blooded” Indians. No, I wasn’t—not even close. In this blog I’m usually inclusive about whom I label an Indian. The short version of who’s an “actual Indian” is “anyone whom Indians accept as an Indian.” More precisely, when Indians talk about who’s an Indian, here’s what I think they’re talking about—and therefore what I’m talking about. I’d say anyone who meets one or more of these criteria qualifies as an Indian. 1) [more...]

Date: 2008-11-07 07:05:00


Historical Melungeons Latest Posts / Blog Profile

In early 2010, genetic ancestry testing company Family Tree DNA announced that it would begin offering a new genetic genealogy product (see ‚??Announcing Family Finder ‚?? An Autosomal Test From Family Tree DNA‚?ù). [more...]

Date: 2008-03-10 17:58:13


Early Settlers of Spanish and Mexican Land Grants

(http://www.samford.edu/schools/ighr/) provides an educational forum for the discovery, critical evaluation, and use of genealogical sources and methodology through intensive study led by nationally prominent genealogical educators. The institute is academically and professionally oriented and is cosponsored by the Board for Certification of Genealogists. Family Tree DNA (http://www.familytreedna.com/) and other cooperative ventures, including the National Geographic Society's Genographic Project and AfricanDNA.com, now comprise the largest non-medical DNA testing program in the world. Family [more...]

Date: 2008-08-21 04:49:00


Ancestry – Native American Genealogy & DNA Testing

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 [more...]

Date: 2010-04-29 10:08:17


The Genetic Genealogist | Family Tree DNA Reaches 500000 DNA ...

HOUSTON, February 9, 2009 (For Immediate Release) – Family Tree DNA (http://www.familytreedna.com), the world leader in genetic genealogy, announced today that it received its 500,000th DNA test order for genealogy and anthropology purposes. This number of historic significance includes Family Tree DNA’s own customers as well as the public participation samples in National Geographic and IBM‘s Genographic Project (www.nationalgeographic.com/genographic), which are also processed by Family Tree DNA. Founded in April 2000, Family Tree DNA was the first company to develop the [more...]

Date: 2009-02-13 00:51:59


ResourceBlog Article: Genealogy Research: DNA Results to be Added ...

In the coming months, Ancestry.com will release technology that captures DNA test results in an ever-expanding, searchable database. Using this database, users can easily identify distant cousins and tap into thousands of hours of already-completed genetic genealogical research, breaking through family tree dead-ends or barriers such as missing or inaccurate records and name changes. Ancestry.com is also developing technology that will allow users to integrate DNA results with the historical documents already in their online family trees. Category: Source [more...]

Date: 2007-06-21 00:26:00


dna test race

If the race in DNA testing is different from the DNA test, so you can make your change? Hey, I do not want to fool anyone, but I do not have enough space for my question. If the race in DNA testing is different from the DNA test can change your birth certificate? I was curious about this now that DNA evidence is available. Here's a little more for the question of meaning. Many people remember hearing about someone who switched at birth accidental or intentional. Well, if the person is walking around a birth certificate that reads a race when you are doing another? Do you think getting [more...]

Date: 2010-10-06 23:39:15


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


Date: 2010-08-25 07:48:32


Polish Genetics and Anthropology Blog: My top (European) genome ...

MDS/PCA plots and inferred ancestry tests are great for uncovering the various ancestral components that make up your genome, but they won't necessarily show who your best overall genetic matches are within the project. For that sort of thing it's necessary to run pairwise comparisons between individuals based on genome-wide Identity by State/Descent (IBS/IBD) sharing. Below are my IBS results, showing my top 20 matches from the Eurogenes 500K BGA Project. The first set is based on 500,000 SNPs, with 30,000+ markers removed during quality control (for example, due to poor call rates). The [more...]

Date: 2010-09-23 07:40:00


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


Compare Autosomal DNA Tests for Genealogy and Adoption Search

Family Tree DNA plans to include a similar admixture test with Family Finder in the future.ADVANTAGE: Relative Finder 5. Health InformationAs noted before, 23andMe uses autosomal DNA testing to provide health information. It can measure your personal genetic risk for certain diseases, your status as a carrier for others, and your likely response to certain medications. It only includes those conditions with a proven genetic link. And it can’t factor in environmental factors such as your personal diet, exercise, and exposure to toxic substances. Nevertheless, the health information provided [more...]

Date: 2010-04-22 07:00:00


UK Border Agency Nationality Testing by DNA Flawed?

Alec Jeffreys, University of Leicester states the following, “Nationality is not genetic, and by the UK Border Agency’s logic, huge numbers of people in the US and UK would fail a DNA-based nationality test (there is no defined US ethnic population unless you use indigenous North Americans in which case virtually everyone fails, and much the same is true for the UK). ” Following are links to several blogs at Science Insider that might be of interest. Sept. 29, 2009: Decry “Flawed” and “Horrifying” Nationality Tests Sept. 29, 2009: Key Questions on Nationality Testing Sept. 29, [more...]

Date: 2009-09-29 15:28:12


Genetics: "Iranians least similar to Europeans or other Near ...

"According to CARTA , most of Kerala hasn't been tested yet. There simply isn't enough data...." Note that I said "South Indians from places like Kerala", implying the territory below the Deccan plateau in the subcontinent.  Nonetheless, the "South Indians" in our project, of which there were eight, were from Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Chennai. Two of them stated their ancestry was wholly South Indian and were of Tamil extraction that straddled several provinces. At least one of them belonged to the Brahmin caste. I will also add that CARTA's involvement in genetic genealogy, [more...]

Date: 2010-08-27 23:20:04


How Genetics DNA Testing Works?

Take this test laboratories in genetic ancestral DNA testing or home DNA testing is to test a specific service to determine your ancestors and history of your race. The prenatal genetic testing can also be used to determine paternity and also to discover many of diseases or health problems that children can achieve in their lives, and this test is performed before the child is born. These diseases may be related to DNA damage and DNA test is a factor in whether we can secure the child is sick to warn parents of what to do with their child. Genetic DNA testing are done with several purpose and [more...]

Date: 2010-09-21 18:45:10


Tracing the Tribe: The Jewish Genealogy Blog: DNA: Bennett ...

Discover Jewish history through the lens of DNA testing, with expert Bennett Greenspan, at the Dallas (Texas) Jewish Historical Society, at 7pm, Wednesday, May 26. The program is part of the Society's Harold A. Pollman Lecture Series, at its annual meeting and elections at the Aaron Family JCC, 7900 Northaven Road, Dallas. A familiar favorite at Jewish and general genealogy conferences, his talks always fill to capacity. His presentation will demonstrate the overlap between Jewish DNA found in Ashkenazi/Mizrachi and Sephardic populations and will [more...]

Date: 2010-05-25 05:45:00


ISPUB - What's There In Our Genes? A Case For A More Inclusive And ...

We need better reviews, use of both qualitative and quantitative data as well as much more rigorous testing of newer and older models. Only then may we make full use of this large amount of data that has already been collected over the years. What we have described here, for now, presents part of the picture seen from the Indian subcontinent as an example. However, this situation is probably true of other parts of the world as well, perhaps even those areas where it has been assumed that the data is likely to be homogenous. Thus, even biological anthropologists need to add new sensitivities [more...]

Date: 2010-10-07 04:39:48


Understanding Genetic Genealogy

▼  2010 (441) ►  10/10 - 10/17 (11) Malcolm Gladwell Ancestry Ancestry London, England, Baptisms, Marriages and ... TNA's New Look Research Guides Another Acting Archivist of Ontario Fife Registers of Voters on Ancestry Genealogy.iso Lesley Anderson Joins the Genealogy Circuit Upper Canada Index Databases The Eastman Effect FreeBMD October Update Probate - more please Sir ►  10/03 - 10/10 (17) Social Networking: the new face of genealogy Ontario Genealogical Society near disaster Cornwall Parish Records OGS 2012 Call for Speakers Ottawa City Archives Closure - advance notice No [more...]

Date: 2010-09-21 05:20:00


The Real Eve Streaming

The Real Eve Streaming. Movie Title: The Real Eve Average customer review: The Real Eve is available for streaming or downloading. Click Here to Stream or Download The Real Eve I highly recommend this work!!! Two-thumbs up. It’s possibly the best allotment of work on the genealogy and evolution of humans I have seen in my lifetime. By researching and explaining the migration of novel humans from Africa throughout the rest of the world the research completely challenges our whole conception of Speed since it proves that we are all related somehow — every single person on the planet can [more...]

Date: 2010-10-05 14:40:23


Tracing the Tribe: The Jewish Genealogy Blog: Genes & Teens ...

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. Everyone - even teenagers - are interested in DNA these days. The Wall Street Journal carried a great "teens and genes" story. Ann West, 17, of Cupertino, California can be called somewhat obsessive about analyzing her family's DNA. The self-taught teen has been decoding her family's genome and has spoken at major conferences Her father was diagnosed with a pulmonary embolism in [more...]

Date: 2010-10-05 11:00:00


Mitochondrial DNA Genealogy

The mitochondrial DNA genealogy is the study of a person’s mother’s family line of maternal ancestors. This DNA is passed down from mother to each of her children exactly as she has it, with no mutations, except in the very rare instances. Because of the traditions in our society of the wife taking her husband’s last name, a surname genealogy trace of the female line of the family tree is more difficult. On the flip side, since this DNA strand is more stable than the Y DNA, more conclusive results can be determined for the testing of it. The mt-DNA is sometimes referred to as the Full [more...]

Date: 2010-10-05 09:25:26


Anglo-Celtic Connections: How many Y-DNA markers to test

According to the FTDNA web site, if you match exactly on 12 markers with someone with the same or variant surname then there is a 99% chance you have a common ancestor within the period in which surnames have been used. Finding that match might motivate you to upgrade. That is just what happened with a man in Australia with the same surname as me. He tested through the Geneographic Project, transferred his information to the FTDNA database. When we found a 12 marker match he decided to upgrade to a 37 marker text. For anyone with an interest in DNA, whether for anthropology or general [more...]

Date: 2006-11-27 12:16:00


Tribal DNA Test How Different American Indian Tribes Have ...

Generations of American families in the United States sometimes believe that they have Native American blood in their genes. If traditional research methods fail to produce any information, a DNA test may be just the thing you should try.Here are some things you should know about DNA testing and how it may determine which American Indian tribe you belong to:1. A DNA test can determine two of an individual’s many lineages.One way to determine a lineage is the mtDNA or the mitochondrial DNA test, which traces the genetic lineage along the maternal line. The Y chromosome DNA test, on the other [more...]

Date: 2010-09-10 07:46:18


Family Tree DNA to Host Their 6th International Conference on ...

designated DNA testing company for their Genographic Project, a history-making study of the migrations of mankind. To date, the company has processed more than 300,000 Genographic Project DNA tests. Family Tree DNA’s own laboratory-the Genomics Research Center-participated in the Genographic Project’s first published paper and other scientific papers. Offering the most popular and wide-ranging DNA-testing service in the field of genetic genealogy, Family Tree DNA prides itself on its commitment to the practice of solid, ethical science. Since its beginnings, the company has associated [more...]

Date: 2010-08-12 00:47:09


Ancestral DNA Testing « : Blisstree - Serious Health and Wellness ...

using DNA testing for other more legitimate reasons, such as for improving their health. Anyway, Carolina A. Miranda of Time Magazine is the latest to delve into her ancestry using ancestral DNA tests. Today at least half a dozen companies will, for about $200 a pop, take your spittle, analyze the heck out of it and tell you who and what you are. The tests are popular among adoptees, armchair genealogists and high school seniors praying that a link to some underrepresented ethnic group will help get them into the Ivies. Already a card-carrying minority, I thought a test might help me figure [more...]

Date: 2006-08-28 20:54:21


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


DNA Fingerprinting - DNA Paternity Testing

Bankruptcy Financial Divorce Other Areas Samples Employment Site Info Miscellaneous DNA FINGERPRINTING - Paternity Testing DNA Fingerprinting is also known as DNA profiling or Genetic Fingerprinting.WHAT IS DNA?DNA is a Deoxyribonucleic acid discovered in 1869 which contains the genetic instructions used in the development and functioning of all known living organisms, including some viruses.WHY IS DNA IMPORTANT?DNA profiling is currently been used for identifying criminals or victims and for paternity or maternity tests. Also, DNA fingerprinting is thought to be a sort of personal identifier [more...]

Date: 2010-01-25 08:00:00


Links of London almost entirely

Links of London sale Six years ago the term "genetic genealogy" was meaningless, says Bennett Greenspan, head of Family Tree DNA, a testing firm with 52,000 customers. "Now the interest is huge." As individuals track down their personal family narratives, population geneticists are seeking to tell the larger story of humankind. Our Links of London Black Friendship Bracelet recent common ancestorsa genetic "Adam" and "Eve"have been traced back to Africa, and other intriguing forebears are being discovered all over the map. One group of scientists recently found that 40 percent of the world’s [more...]

Date: 2010-10-07 02:55:30


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


Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter: Family Tree DNA Launches ...

Houston, TX – February 16, 2010 - Family Tree DNA, the pioneer and largest DNA testing company for genealogy purposes, is launching today their newest test – named Family Finder – which will allow connecting with family members across all ancestral lines. “This is the most exciting genetic genealogy breakthrough since the company launched its Y-DNA test, which uncovers relatives in the direct paternal line”, says Bennett Greenspan, founder and CEO of Family Tree DNA. Initially available to current Family Tree DNA members, Family Finder will be offered to the general public in [more...]

Date: 2010-02-17 01:32:09


DNA - Genealem's Genetic Genealogy: Family Finder Testing Series ...

Realize that in time, we will work out how best to do this, just as we did when DNA testing for genealogy was first born. We are pioneers again, and sharing ideas is the way to conquer this task. 8. Understand that Family Tree DNA and 23andMe do not have the space to post large chunks of our lineage. Their purpose is to find us matches. I'm only speculating, but the arrangements for sharing lineage on FF (surname lists and/or your GEDCOM) could get tweaked at some point, or we could get more creative with how we use it. For example: List your surnames under SURNAME; give your URL for the [more...]

Date: 2010-06-29 18:34:00


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


Using Genetic Genealogy to Discover Royal Relatives - Genealogy ...

The DNA testing revealed that Mr. Holland is a long-lost relative of a ruling family in Cameroon, West Africa. In November, Mr. Holland will take his American family, including his 79 year old mother, to Cameroon, to visit with his African family. How exciting!This is one example of how genetic genealogy can be used. Genetic genealogy looks at a select number of DNA markers, (instead of examining the entire genome, or the information used for paternity tests). In general, there are two ways to go. The company offering services in genetic genealogy may look at the Y-chromosome, which is passed [more...]

Date: 2010-09-09 18:00:24


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


DNA Tests

A maternity or paternity identification test is conducted to establish whether a person is the biological parent of another person. A test to prove paternity (whether a man is someone's father) is known as a paternity test; a test to prove maternity (whether a woman is someone's mother) is called a maternity test.Although paternity tests are more common than maternity tests, there may be circumstances in which the biological mother of the child is unclear. Examples include cases of an adopted child attempting to reunify with his or her biological mother, potential hospital mix-ups, and in [more...]

Date: 2009-06-24 10:45:00


Book Review: Trace Your Roots With DNA

Trace Your Roots With DNA by Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak is a nice book for an overview of the field of genetic genealogy testing. It goes into detail describing the process of DNA testing and discusses what you can expect to learn from Y-DNA and mtDNA testing. Beyond that, Megan has a nice section on starting a group project and has information about where you can locate others in your same haplogroup or surname. Lots of good information here. My Opinion: Here's another good overview book that is successful at reducing the sci-cho babble to genealogy-speak. It's a book genealogists will be [more...]

Date: 2008-03-20 19:36:00


race/history/evolution notes: ASHG 2010: Personal genomics

General results suggest individuals view the relationship between DNA ancestry and race in a more nuanced way than is frequently acknowledged. Test-takers are more knowledgeable about genetics generally. The main motivations for testing are education, entertainment, and curiosity. Results of this study do not support the oft-cited reasons for individuals avoiding DNA ancestry tests, namely fear of results, desire not to know, and privacy concerns. While individuals support use of DNA ancestry tests in research and support personal rights to access such information, individuals generally [more...]

Date: 2010-09-11 07:38:00



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