Posted: October 29, 2013 Filed under: Genealogy | Tags: DNA, Link Love
So that’s what they’re calling it these days.
I thought it was “clipping and pasting online trees.” But what do I know.
But I will take my snark hat off now and say you should read the Nature article if you haven’t already done so. It does contain serious discussion of whether one can combine DNA sequencing data with self-reported genealogical information to arrive at solid conclusions.
Posted: June 14, 2013 Filed under: Genealogy | Tags: DNA, Link Love
So DNA testing has unveiled a hidden ancestral mystery in the family chart of Diana, one-time Princess of Wales. It’s a very modern story, both in the technology it uses and the philosophical attitude with which the revelations are handled in the article.
Eliza Kewark, the distant maternal ancestor in question, was quite likely of half-Indian heritage, according to testing firm BritainsDNA. But in family accounts she was described as being of Armenian descent to obscure what was, in the early 19th century, considered an unacceptable background for an Englishwoman seeking to make a respectable marriage.
It was nice to see how this story comes across as both interesting and somehow … well, typical. The combination of DNA technology and increased honesty in reporting out research is making these stories just another part of the genealogical landscape, as they’ve always been, or should have been.
Posted: February 2, 2012 Filed under: Genealogy | Tags: DNA
The Deseret News reports today that GeneTree of Salt Lake City has unveiled Y-19 DNA testing. They call it the “differentiator” that can be helpful at filling in details within a known family grouping. Full article here.
And later today I hope to write a bit about my day at Rootstech.