DNA & Genealogy
DNA testing is often the last resort in genealogy research. It can be expensive, but it can also prove or disprove theories that cannot otherwise be traced.
An Ancestor's Spirit and Influence
I would like to share two experiences where the spirit of those ancestors I was researching has influenced me.
DNA Testing for Genealogy [offsite link]
This is a good information site with links.
Family Tree DNA [offsite link]
This is a company that can do the DNA testing for you.
Familybuilder.com launched their first social network application, Family Tree, in June of 2007 to help people build their family trees on Facebook,etc. Now they are offering a great deal on DNA testing. (Guest author David Rheins)
Familybuilder DNA Press Release
NY City-based Familybuilder‚(http://www.familybuilder.com),the fastest-growing genealogy service on the Internet used by more than 5 million people on Facebook, MySpace, Bebo, Hi5, and Orkut, today announces the release of Familybuilder DNA, its line of popularly-priced home genealogy DNA tests.
Genealogy DNA Sources
DNA and Genealogy is a topic that many are gaining an interest in. I am learning right along side my readers. I recently attended a seminar and Genealogy & DNA was one of our topics. Here is a portion of what I learned.
mtDNA Genealogy Testing - HVR-1 and HVR-2
When you are doing mitochondria DNA testing, you aren´t testing the *entire* DNA. That would be huge! You are only testing little, defined chunks that researchers know about.
mtDNA Mitochondria Information
mtDNA can be very hard to understand in genealogy. How does this mtDNA information help you connect to your relatives? Here is a description of how it works.
Scientific Testimony [offsite link]
DNA Testing: An Introduction For Non-Scientists
An Illustrated Explanation
As I researched topics to write about I came across the issue of insuring slaves. I was surprised that this was the first time I had came across this. As I talked to my friends who were researching their African American ancestors, they also knew very little about slavery insurance.
The DNA of Genealogy [offsite link]
Nice site with good information.
They Came in Ships Book Review
John P. Colletta's book, "They Came in Ships", is a wonderful tool in discovering the arrival records your immmigrant ancestors took.
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