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Date: 2010-08-25 11:15:32

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

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

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


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


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


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


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

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

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


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

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

Date: 2010-10-01 20:14:00


Date: 2010-08-24 23:59:56


Isaiah Washington- a true warrior for his people | Sierra Express ...

To many it was surprising when Sierra Leone’s President Ernest Bai Koroma decided to give citizenship to the 25 year acting veteran Isaiah Washington after he traced his ancestral roots through DNA to the Mende and Temne people of  Sierra Leone.  (Isaiah Washington at The Africa Policy Forum) The ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ star became the first African American to get citizenship through DNA, and President Koroma became the first African leader to award citizenship based on DNA. It is not surprising when a few days ago Africa’s most populated nation, Nigeria, decided to follow the footsteps [more...]

Date: 2010-10-07 20:00:21


how to trace your ancestry

http://www.komando.com/downloads/category.aspx?id=4093 Tracing Your Ancestry : Computer Program Accurately Analyzes ... Tracing Your Ancestry : Computer Program Accurately Analyzes Anonymous DNA Samples ... Need to cite this story in your essay paper or report? Use one of the following formats: ... http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/09/070921071744.htm Genealogy Record Search - Free Software for Tracing Your Ancestry Genealogy Record Search - Free Software for Tracing Your Ancestry ... Learn to trace your relatives origins and roots with the most powerful online free ... [more...]

Date: 2010-09-02 09:00:00


Out of Africa? Americans search for ancestry - CNN

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

Date: 2004-05-28 01:09:00


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


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


Trace your roots at the DNA Shop - KTNV

RSS News Feed Post from KTNV Finding out about ancestors has become a favorite pastime for tens of thousands of Americans. Now, with the swab of the cheek you can go back 50,000 years. Full [more...]

Date: 2010-05-15 03:11:47


Do the DNA Results Support the Story?

The Essential Guide to Tracing Your Family and Trace Your Roots With DNA. Megan confirmed my initial thoughts and suggested that I have one of mom’s cousins and another descendant of the suspected line tested to confirm the results, etc. Hopefully testing one or two of mom’s surviving first cousins won’t be an issue but I will have to wait until the next big sale before I can do that. Testing another descendant of the suspected line is a problem since I currently know of no other descendants outside my great grandmother Fannie's branch of the tree. You are probably wondering how mom [more...]

Date: 2010-08-19 05:02:00


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

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

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


That's Just Indian In My Family | Clutch Magazine: The Digital ...

You'd be surprised what you learn when you trace your family tree (aside from the negativity that comes within the family; i.e. jealousy, beef about different skin tones, eye colors, hair etc. .... Why not DNA map to find your African roots ? Either way, while I find the subject intriguing, and i applaud anyone who takes the time out to uncover their history, I am disturbed that the deeper implication seems to be that to be simply black ain't good enough. [more...]

Date: 2010-10-04 04:06:51


Date: 2010-08-26 01:29:45


The Spittoon » What DTC Genetic Testing Can—and Can't—Tell You

Unknown genetic factors, as well as environment, are also important.  Additionally, because most research is conducted in populations with European ancestry, people from ethnic minorities get limited information from DTC genetic testing. Through its research, 23andMe is working to improve the information that all people can get from their DNA data.  Our 23andWe surveys allow everyone to contribute to work aimed at understanding some of the most basic facets of our biology, and have already resulted in the publication of a report in a peer-reviewed scientific journal.  Our Parkinson’s [more...]

Date: 2010-08-03 15:58:54


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


Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter: California Family History ...

The following announcement was written by Family History Expos: Learn the Tech to Trace Your Roots, California Family History Expo Learn the tech to trace your roots at the California Family History Expo, October 8-9 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Avenue, Pleasanton, California.  “Family History Expos can be a beacon in a dark sea of confusing documents and information,” founder and president Holly Hansen said. “We want to be a guiding light.” The Expo begins at 8 a.m. on Friday with a keynote address by Beau Sharbrough. Houston native and graduate of Texas A&M, [more...]

Date: 2010-09-23 20:25:43


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


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


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

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

Date: 2010-09-30 17:11:00


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


At Home DNA Testing | option trading strategies

The evolution of the test in past years has turned DNA testing into a popular tool for determining ancestry. The test also helps in determining if two people are related or descend from the same ancestor. Although DNA has been around for many years now, the cost has dropped enough to be affordable to average individuals interested in tracing their roots. Home DNA test kits can now be ordered over the Internet or through the mail at a cost of less than $ 300 per test. The kit usually contains a swab or mouthwash that can help collect a sample of cells from the inside the mouth. The samples can [more...]

Date: 2010-10-02 03:56:48


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


23andMe Genome Wide Scans

A similar product, Family Finder from Family Tree DNA, could also be utilized. http://www.ftdna.com One family study has implicated a region on chromosome 16. I think it might be possible for people to compare their results and confirm, rule out, or maybe even narrow down the chromosomal region where the mutation occurred. This thread tells a little bit more about my notion. http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th...0-06/1276195778 Please respond to me directly, DNACousins@aol.com, if you're interested. Ann Turner, M.D. co-author (with Megan Smolenyak) of "Trace Your Roots with DNA" [more...]

Date: 2010-06-13 00:37:31


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



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