DNA Roundup– Genealogy, DNA in news stories

  • DNA solved a genealogy mystery for two people, one in the US, one in Australia.
  • “An expert speaking at the Conference on Computerized Family History and Genealogy at Brigham Young University Saturday said while DNA is a useful, new tool for researchers, it’s also limited.” says the Mormon Times.
  • “Utah-based GeneTree has launched a Web site that allows people who are related, according to genetic testing, to find one another and share family histories and mementos. ” says the Salt Lake Tribune. 
  • “In Revisiting Anne Marie: How an Amerindian Woman of Seventeenth-Century Nova Scotia and a DNA Match Redefine American Heritage, Marie Rundquist shows how a single, Native American DNA test proved her documented French-European lineage invalid, calling an American heritage into question” says a Newswire press release.
  • “People, says Mr al Matroushi, “don’t want to lose their history, and drawing up family trees is one of the oldest ways of preserving your past” says the National, a news outlet in Abu Dhabi.
  • The Marion Public Library is pleased to bring Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak to Marion for a one-day seminar, Using DNA in Genealogy Research, on May 30 at Ivy Tech Community College.

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Writer for 30 years. Genealogy a hobby for about 40 years. Yes, I'm in my 50's, I learned about genealogy at my mother's knee!
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