Monday, January 30, 2006

National Genealogical Society Theme Issue on Genetic Genealogy

Genealogy and Genetics, A Theme Issue of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, vol. 93, no. 4, December 2005:
The Science of Molecular Genealogy Ugo A. Perego, Ann Turner, M.D., Jayne E. Ekins, and Scott Woodward, Ph.D.
Powerful but Requiring Caution: Genetic Tests of Ancestral Origins Tony N. Frudakis, Ph.D.
David Meriwether: Descendant of Nicholas Meriwether? A DNA Study Anita A. Lustenberger, CG
Sorting Relationships among Families with the Same Surname: An Irish-American DNA Study Donn Devine, CG, CGI
Genetic Genealogy: Issues and Considerations Thomas H. Shawker, M.D.
Editor's Corner Adding Genetic Testing to the Genealogical Tool Kit
The National Genealogical Society's website is at:

VIdeo on Genographic Project

Bennett Greenspan of Family Tree DNA and Dr. Spencer Wells appeared on the Today Show with Michael Okwu to discuss the National Geographic Society's Genographic Project.

Newsweek Cover article on Genetic Genealogy

"DNA Testing: In Our Blood" is an article by Claudia Kalb in the current issue of Newsweek, is a good introduction to the subject of Genetic Genealogy. Included are several other links to the African-America Lives, PBS series, and to testing companies.

Friday, January 06, 2006

New lists: DNA-Newbie and DNA-Anthrogenealogy

Charles Kerchner has started a new list on Yahoo Groups called DNA-Anthrogenealogy. This joins another Yahoo list, DNA-Newbie.

Both lists are recomended for those interested in DNA testing for Genealogy. DNA-Newbie is for the beginning Genetic Genealogist and DNA_Anthrogenealogy is for those searching for their deeper genetic roots in population demography rather than personal genealogy.

Personal Genome Project

There is an article in the Mercury News on the Personal Genome Project being sponsored by Dr George Church at Harvard:
In a few years, knowing your own personal genome may improve your health

Dr Church is also the author of the article on DNA testing in the current Scientific American, Genomes for All.