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
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
CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS WAS BLACK | Weekly World News
CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS WAS BLACK Posted on Monday, October 11th, 2010 By Frank Lake CAMBRIDGE, U.K. – New research done by the University of Cambridge proves conclusively that Christopher Columbus was black. DNA analysis of the remains of Christopher Columbus, done by forensic scientists at the University of Cambridge, prove beyond a shadow a doubt that the famed navigator was of African descent. “A five-hundred-year-mystery has been solved,”Â said Wellington Malley, the head of the Cambridge research team.Â “Even though Columbus was born in Genoa, and spoke and wrote in [more...]
Date: 2010-10-11 05:03:18
Cherokee Nation challenges newly minted tribes | Indian Country ...
Cherokee Nation challenges newly minted tribes Lawsuit claims Tennessee’s recognition of six groups was illegal NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A representative of the Oklahoma-based Cherokee Nation has filed a lawsuit in Tennessee charging the state’s Commission of Indian Affairs violated open-meeting “sunshine” laws when it unexpectedly gave state recognition to six local groups. The commission appears to have altered its rules in order to do so. It took action June 19, about a month after the state legislature had curtailed its authority and 11 days before the date on which the legislature [more...]
Date: 2010-08-13 16:59:54
Forensic ornithology is an interesting science | Farm and Dairy ...
DNA analysis of the soft tissue left behind on the engine took longer than normal and when the technician turned in the report, it listed the victim as a deer. Heacker immediately tracked down the pilot, and he confirmed the information he submitted. He was certain of the altitude of the collision. So the lab went back to work and solved the puzzle. It turned out that deer DNA was not the only type left behind on the engine. There was also black vulture DNA. Apparently, the unlucky victim was a vulture that had recently dined on a dead deer. In the same manner, fish DNA turn up after [more...]
Date: 2010-10-07 05:00:19
Paternity Testing: Are You Raising Someone Else's Child?
Even without a sample from the mother, DNA paternity test results are up to 99.9999% accuratethats one-in-a-million odds your results are incorrect. Most companies provide a free home kit for you to provide the samples and require you to send the kit back to the laboratory with the accompanying fee. Because many companies are aware of the discomfort of drawing blood from a child in order to get a sample, buccal (mouth) swabs are being accepted as an alternative. By gently massaging the inside of the childs mouth, cheek cells are collected. These cells are then sent to the lab for testing. [more...]
Date: 2010-10-06 22:53:43
Using DNA to prove or disprove the Book of Mormon's validity ...
Critics have argued that according to DNA tests of modern Native Americans there is no indication an Israelite population ever lived in ancient America and therefore the Book of Mormon is false. ... 3) DNA markers can disappear. According to virtually all scientists who specialize in DNA as it pertains to population genetics, when small populations mix with large populations there is a significant possibility of losing the DNA signatures of the smaller population. [more...]
Date: 2010-04-05 06:39:16
Paternity Testing - Are You Raising Someone Else's Child? - Hackerwap
Even without a sample from the mother, DNA paternity test results are up to 99.9999% accurate'that's one-in-a-million odds your results are incorrect. Most companies provide a free home kit for you to provide the samples and require you to send the kit back to the laboratory with the accompanying fee. Because many companies are aware of the discomfort of drawing blood from a child in order to get a sample, buccal (mouth) swabs are being accepted as an alternative. By gently massaging the inside of the child's mouth, cheek cells are collected. These cells are then sent to the lab for testing. [more...]
Date: 2005-02-15 08:00:00
Ancestry DNA testing in Australia
You will be connected genetically to perhaps such groups as Sub-Saharan, Native American, East Asian or European. Some terms you will come across in your ancestry DNA test: Mutations in DNA A mutation is a permanent change in which the DNA sequence is somehow altered; with these changes come actual changes to the person or to traits. A very short note on mutations; mutations are of course not always harmful- some mutations are very important and very beneficial and enable us and enabled our ancestor to survive in the conditions they lived. Haplotype: A Haplotype is a group of closely linked [more...]
Date: 2010-08-13 10:30:52
United States: Science And Native Rights: In Search Of Sitting ...
John Travis, 2010 Three years ago, following a Native American ceremony, Ernie LaPointe, a great-grandson of famed Lakota warrior and holy man Sitting Bull, who defeated George Custer at the Battle of Little Bighorn, gave a piece of Sitting Bull's hair to ancient DNA expert Eske Willerslev for DNA analysis. Sitting Bull is so revered that any results may stir strong feelings in a community that has been distrustful of scientists seeking to study the remains of their ancestors (see lead story). Yet the tale of a cutting-edge geneticist and a Native American working together on the chief's [more...]
Date: 2010-10-08 22:58:31
Question - Assata Shakur Speaks - Hands Off Assata - Let's Get ...
The United States Constitution specifically mentions the relationship between the United States federal government and Native American tribes three times: Article I, Section 2, Clause 3 states that "Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States ... excluding Indians not taxed. Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution states that Congress shall have the power to regulate Commerce with foreign nations and among the several states, and with the Indian tribes, determining that Indian tribes were separate from both the federal and state governments, and [more...]
Date: 2010-10-02 02:31:22
Ancestry Found Through DNA Testing In Vegas - Las Vegas News Story ...
LAS VEGAS -- What can you learn from your DNA?Turns out, a lot. From ancestry to health issues you may be predisposed toward, DNA can serve as a guide.Once specifically limited to crime scenes and paternity tests, a business in Las Vegas is now offering DNA testing to anyone willing to pay."We have a lot of Caucasians that come in and we find they have a lot of Native American markers or Hispanic similarities," said Patricia Schoonmaker, of the DNA Shop.To process and identify the DNA, the shop simply gathers cells from a swab inside the cheek. Copyright 2010 by KVVU.com. All rights reserved. [more...]
Date: 2010-09-16 06:24:05
Signature Books » New Science Impacts Book of Mormon DNA Studies
For a primer on DNA and the Book of Mormon, see Southerton’s Losing a Lost Tribe: Native Americans, DNA, and the Mormon Church. For more on Neanderthals and Mormon theology, see Evolution and Mormonism: A Quest for Understanding. And for those who want to have the latest word on the scientific findings and how they impact the Book of Mormon, Southerton says, “Stay [more...]
Date: 2010-06-15 23:41:24
Black People : DNA by Ancestry admixture test
OK, this is a personal thread really, but if anyone has time to post a reply I’d be really greatful… I think I remember someone on Destee posting results they got off this test – not sure how many other people here might have had this done… Anyways I sent off for my results a couple of weeks ago and have another couple at least before I get any results… Now this is a question for those of you with some expertise in this genetics stuff – exactly what does the test result prove? I’d originally thought it would basically give me an idea of the proportions in my ethnic background [more...]
Date: 2010-10-10 04:47:06
CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS: WHY DO AMERICA CELEBRATE A RACIST MURDERER ...
But if you think about it, the whole concept of discovering America is, well, arrogant. After all, the Native Americans discovered North America about 14,000 years before Columbus was even born! Surprisingly, DNA evidence now suggests that courageous Polynesian adventurers sailed dugout canoes across the Pacific and settled in South America long before the Vikings. Second, Columbus wasn't a hero. When he set foot on that sandy beach in the Bahamas on October 12, 1492, Columbus discovered that the islands were inhabited by friendly, peaceful people called the Lucayans, Taínos and Arawaks. [more...]
Date: 2010-10-11 14:19:00
Lopez Tonight – George Lopez DNA Test [George Lopez is BLACK ...
George Lopez Mariah Carey DNA Test Native American African European Asian Ever wonder how a DNA paternity test is done? This short video shows how easy it is. Test conducted at DNA Diagnostics Center (DDC) – the worlds largest paternity testing [more...]
Date: 2010-08-12 11:37:18
Guide to Ethnic Ancestry DNA Testing: How to Prove Your Ethnicity
To learn how DNA testing can help you identify and confirm Native American ancestry, see Indian DNA Test. If you want to confirm Jewish ancestry, read this article by the founder of Family Tree DNA. Return from Ethnic Ancestry Intro to DNA Testing [more...]
Date: 2010-05-24 16:03:03
Black People : DNA by Ancestry admixture test - Black People ...
Now this is a question for those of you with some expertise in this genetics stuff - exactly what does the test result prove? I'd originally thought it would basically give me an idea of the proportions in my ethnic background as in how many % black, native American etc that I am. Now I've become a little confused by the fact that apparently siblings can end up with different results - does this mean the test is really determining your own individual mix - I've heard tell of white sperm and black sperm coming from a mixed father, but have no idea if that's scientifically possible. I've also [more...]
Date: 2010-10-10 03:31:48
History Channel indicates first Native Americans were European
Scientists have recently discovered that "prior" to Asians crossing the Bering Strait about 10,000 B.C. to 15,000 B.C. (bringing us today what DNA testing companies consider "Native American") about 20,000 B.C. to 25,000 B.C. there was a migration out of Southwestern Europe of peoples of European origin who made their way along the Ice Sheets in boats in the Atlantic Ocean who settled in the Eastern United States. The oldest spearpoints ever found in North American have SW European origins not Asian origins - therefore, once again - if your family was from the eastern U.S. or eastern Canada [more...]
Date: 2010-10-07 17:46:00
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
Founder effect, genetic drift, bottlenecks and the Book of Mormon ...
Some LDS critics claim that Y-chromosome DNA (Ycs), inherited from the father, supports the lack of "Israelite" DNA among Native Americans. Y-chromosome markers, however, can have the same problems as mtDNA markers. [more...]
Date: 2010-04-12 06:18:55
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
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
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
DNA Collection of babies in Australian hospitals
NewsForNatives.com News of interest to the Native American Community. Current events, Humor, Blurbs, Soundbites, Videos, Political Satire, Native Amrican Indian People, Stories and [more...]
Date: 2010-10-01 23:09:57
Research Tips For French Canadian Genealogy
One avenue that I have recently pursued was having my mitochondrial DNA analyzed. This can be a real spy opener. In my particular case I found out that I am a haplogroup C, Native American. A delicate big shock to an Irish, English, [more...]
Date: 2010-10-09 11:00:30
Can DNA Testing Tell Us Anything About Native American Identity?
These type of testing has caused misinterpretation among public. When someone had his DNA tested and found that his DNA contained common inborn American genetic markers, it is not necessary means that he is a native of a tribe. Based on the test results, a person is recognized as a native of a tribe in U.S. when he has high frequencies of genetic markers which is common in this particular populations. Developing genetic markers are needed in order to prevent “false positives” results as common genetic markers can be found in non-inborn American populations. In conclusion, this particular [more...]
Date: 2010-10-09 08:08:00
Knight Science Journalism Tracker » Blog Archive » Science Mag ...
It is now 20 years since passage of procedures by which U.S. native tribes can demand return of human remains and archeological items taken from public lands and since placed in museums or other institutions. It has from the start meant not only that deep ethical wrongs may be corrected, but that research on the prehistory of North America can be hindered. Looted graveyards and displayed remains in glass cases can be deeply offensive both to the relatives of the people in the graves as well as to most right-minded people generally. But how does one identify which modern groups can make valid [more...]
Date: 2010-10-08 16:21:03
African American Lives 2 Movie Streaming
African American Lives 2 Movie Streaming. Movie Title: African American Lives 2 Average customer review: African American Lives 2 is available for streaming or downloading. Click Here to Stream or Download African American Lives 2 If you have followed the PBS 4 hour mini-series “African American Lives 2″ this February, then you will want to catch the DVD I am clear.This amazingly well documented and directed display of 12 “dismal” people, including the likes of Pop Diva Icon Tina Turner,comedian Chris Rock,everybody’s popular narrator Morgan Freeman,actor Don Cheadle as well as [more...]
Date: 2010-10-06 16:16:55
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Date: 2010-09-02 12:09:24
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...]
Date: 2010-06-18 07:00:15
Fortean / Oddball News - Phantoms and Monsters: Paranormal, UFOs ...
Lending new life to the demise of Louis XVI, scientists performed a battery of DNA tests on dried blood inside a decorative gunpowder gourd that purportedly contained one such handkerchief. The results, described Oct. 12 in the journal Forensic Science International: Genetics, show the blood belongs to a blue-eyed male from that time period: a possible dead-ringer for the executed king. “The next step is find a descendant either of the king or his mother,” said Davide Pettener, a population geneticist at the University of Bologna in Italy who helped with the analysis. “Otherwise [more...]
Date: 2010-10-13 16:04:00
First Contact | National Novel Writing Month
Think of how, for example, smallpox spread like wildfire in Native American culture when exposed to it. They'd never come into contact with it before, and had no resistance built up. This would be a constant worry for first meetings of civilizations that are advanced enough to understand microbiology. Even if there isn't anything, or the aliens have precautions against contaminating Earth, or catching something from the filthy humans, how do we know about them? ---------- 2009: Dawn of Steam Book1: First Light (finished) - won 97.957 Book2: Gods of the Sun (finished) - won 98,114 Book3: [more...]
Date: 2010-10-12 23:29:19
Tennesee "Fooled by Fraudulent Tribes"? - PowWows.com - Your ...
According to a press release on their website (“Local Cherokee Prove Jew Connection”), group members recently discovered through DNA testing that “Cherokee DNA is totally different from the Asian Native American tribes … Cherokees test European.” They are Ashkenazi Jews, a claim supported by a document from 3,700 B.C. that they keep in a vault in Lawrence County. They feel that to be without tribal recognition is anti-Semitic, “torture, worse than death,” and part of the “Great American Holocaust.” (They lament: “Leave it up to America to outdo Hitler in getting rid of [more...]
Date: 2010-07-26 18:27:40
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
Me, a Native American?
It means that he has a specific set of DNA markers. Those markers show that his maternal ancestors were part of that crazy group of people that left Africa approximately 50 000 years ago, and arrived in South America some 30 000 years later. It also means that my maternal ancestors on my fathers side were Native Americans. And this, I can't deny, I find very fascinating and quite cool. If you're wondering how I found out about my ancestry you might not have heard of National Geographic's Genographic Project. The best way to understand what it is, is to see this Youtube video. The short short [more...]
Date: 2010-07-26 18:56:00
Is DNA Testing in America Today Reliable?
DNA is acquaint with in practically all section of not solitary the being group except in entirely source of revenue things. The DNA is stored in the nucleus, which is regarded in the function of the understanding concentrate of the cell, in addition to proviso all DNA were threadbare commencing its spaghetti comparable makeup it would stand up near so far above the ground being a man. DNA is time and again referred headed for in the same way as the molecule of heredity, what this DNA is liable representing the genetic reproduction of a large amount inherited traits. This is why DNA testing [more...]
Date: 2010-10-09 07:08:15
What Role Does Mormonism Play in Glenn Beck's Civil-Religion? on ...
A new factor in identifying the ancestry of Native Americans is DNA research. Though no connection has been found between the DNA of Native Americans and any descendants of recognized ancient Near Eastern groups, a connection has been found between Native Americans and Asians. Mormon scholars suggest various solutions to the absence of DNA connections – that some Native Americans are in fact descended from Asian populations; that there may have been sufficient intermarriage between Lamanites and other groups to cause the DNA connections to recede to the point of being undetectable; and [more...]
Date: 2010-09-14 06:00:59
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
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
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
Why Do Liberals Hate Columbus Day? | Death and Taxes
There is a degree of truth to this assertion since Columbus did bring hundreds of Taino’s back to Seville in 1495, and African slaves were soon brought to Columbus’ colony to work the gold mines. But, the truth is that Columbus no more introduced slavery to the Atlantic nations than Wall Street pioneered the concept of croney capitalism (speaking of which, yes, some banks are open on columbus day). Lagos, Portugal was the location of the first African slave market, opening its doors for business in 1444 when Christopher was a lad of six years old. It should also be noted that [more...]
Date: 2010-10-11 18:35:59
The Tribe of Israelites and the Coushatta Native American Tribe of ...
The Tribe of Israelites and the Coushatta Native American Tribe of Lousiana: An Unlikely Friendship Jackpot! Perhaps the sweetest words one could ever speak in say â¦a CASINO! Luckily enough, one casino tucked away in the middle of Louisiana will forever have a strong connection to the State of Israel. But wait a minute, what in the world could a casino, Louisiana, and ISRAEL have in common?! The answer, while surprising, is nothing short of a perfect example of how two peoples can build a bridge of peace, understanding, and friendship between their two cultures when there are willing [more...]
Date: 2010-10-12 20:41:04
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
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
Why You Should Have A DNA Ethnicity Test
Another important reason to have a DNA ethnicity test is to ascertain your legal rights. As in the case of many Native Americans of mixed ethnic backgrounds, establishing the fact that they really are a member of the tribe might entitle them to some hefty monetary benefits along with additional legal rights that are afforded to Native American tribes because they act as their own government. But many individuals have a DNA ethnicity test merely because they wish to learn more regarding their ancestry. In this day and age having a mixed heritage is something to be proud of instead of [more...]
Date: 2010-03-07 18:04:25
50% of my DNA: Funny Foto Freitag
I don't pretend to understand (most) Germans obsession with Native Americans or der Indianer but Baby Bird (my 4 YO not the baby) often comes home with a ring of feathers around his head doing a pseudo-native American dance and chanting. His preschool teacher even asks me about cowboys. Cowboys? I visited Silverwood once but that hardly qualifies as a history lesson. (Update: Silverwood was at one time a Wild-West theme park complete with a Hold-up train ride by bandits. It appears to be just a theme park now...with Garfield?) Which is why even this surprised me when I turned on the morning [more...]
Date: 2010-10-01 11:53:00
Native American DNA Contribution Among African Americans By Chance ...
Others may have two or three but the reality is the majority of them don't have probably even 10 or more Native American ancestors. Some of the Native American DNA markers that show up in African Americans is the result of a white [more...]
Date: 2008-01-29 11:23:02
Can an Indian DNA Test Find or Prove Native American Ancestry?
Their admixture report attempts to separate Asian ancestry into Indigenous American and East Asian components. This could be more useful for an Indian DNA test. But the population data is from relatively small samples. So the accuracy can be severely limited by statistical noise.NOTE: Those who have been around DNA testing for awhile will recognize this as the old DNA Print test licensed to a different company. DNA TribesAnother possibility for an Indian DNA test is DNA Tribes. They use a set of 21 autosomal markers, including the CODIS markers used by police in forensic investigations. [more...]
Date: 2010-03-12 16:15:35
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