DNA Genealogy

Matt’s on travel, but here’s a look at recent news stories involving DNA and genealogy:

Juaneno Dis-enrollment by the Rivera Group

Tulsa Native American Times – ‎4 hours ago‎

membership for Juanenos is a combination of several controversial definitions – blood quantum and genealogy, as well as the possibility of DNA.

Shiver me timbers — Blackbeard not an Englishman?

Winnipeg Free Press – ‎May 17, 2009‎

But Kevin P. Duffus said his review of archives and genealogical research indicates that Blackbeard was probably Edward Beard, son of a landowner in Bath in

MICHAEL E. PALMER’S ALMANAC: DNA research finally confirms ‘Roots

Tuscaloosa News (subscription) – ‎May 16, 2009‎

In 2007, Chris Haley, 46, accepted an invitation from professional genealogist Megan Smolenyak to submit a DNA sample for genealogical research.

Genealogy class May 30

Russellville Courier – ‎May 15, 2009‎

A genealogy class on using DNA testing in genealogy research, presented by Dr. Buford J. Suffridge, is scheduled from 11 am to noon May 30 at the Pope

How Brad Pitt And Barack Obama Are Related

Forbes – ‎May 14, 2009‎

Its allure, Sullivan says, is its vast database of global records that help the world’s millions of genealogy hobbyists connect to their pasts.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Receives the Ralph Lowell Award, Public

Earthtimes (press release) – ‎May 14, 2009‎

Professor Gates is the first filmmaker to employ genealogy and genetic science to provide an understanding of African American history.

Community calendar

News Sentinel – ‎May 13, 2009‎

♦CLIMBING YOUR DNA: GENETIC GENEALOGY: May 22-23, Allen County Public Library, Theater Lower Level 2, 900 Library Plaza. Registration required: 421-1225,

Ancestry.com Marks Milestone in User-Generated Family History Content

PR Newswire (press release) – ‎May 12, 2009‎

The Generations Network also includes myfamily.com, Genealogy.com, Rootsweb.ancestry.com, MyCanvas.com, dna.ancestry.com, Family Tree Maker and Ancestry


Direct-to-Consumer Genetics: Has a New Era of Healthcare Arrived?

HealthNewsDigest.com – ‎May 10, 2009‎

These tests use DNA analysis and web-based tools to provide insight into a person’s ancestry, genealogy and propensities to many traits and diseases.

Royal Gazette

Frances Furbert in native Bermuda dress for a previous Native

Royal Gazette – ‎May 8, 2009‎

They had already done some genealogy research back in Bermuda. “A man stopped to help them,” said Ms Murphy. “His name was David Weeden, the son of Everett

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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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