Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Palatines to America Fall Conference - Genetic Genealogy Presentations

Title: New Holland, PA - Genetic Genealogy Presentations

Date:   Saturday October 13, 2007 
Time:   9:30 am - 3:30 pm  
Location:   Yoder's Meeting Rooms 
City State Zip:   New Holland, PA  
Notes:   "Genetic Genealogy: An Introduction"
"The Kerchner Surname Project"
"Y-DNA Projects in Genealogy"
"mtDNA Projects in Genealogy"
Speakers: Charles F. Kerchner, 
Steven Perkins, and Bill Hurst
Palatines to America Fall Conference - PA Chapter
$35 Registration Fee - includes lunch 

Monday, October 08, 2007

4th International Conference on Genetic Genealogy for Family Tree DNA Group Administrators

HOUSTON, July 5, 2007 (For Immediate Release) – Family Tree DNA, the world leader in the field of genetic genealogy, is pleased to announce its 4th International Conference on Genetic Genealogy for Group Administrators. The event will take place on October 20-21, 2007 at the Houston Marriott West Loop in Houston, TX. The two-day conference features leading experts exploring a variety of topics related to using DNA for family history and deep ancestral origins.

The conference is open to genealogists from all over the world who currently manage Group Projects at Family Tree DNA and want to learn more about how to make the most of DNA testing for genealogy by having a better understanding of the science, and the impact it has on family studies and traditional genealogy.

Continued at http://www.ftdna.com/conference_pr07.html

Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. will be a speaker on the first day of the conference. The program is listed at http://www.ftdna.com/conference_2007_reg.asp

Seeking Columbus's Origins with a swab

Published: October 8, 2007

"BARCELONA, Spain — When schoolchildren turn to the chapter on Christopher Columbus’s humble origins as the son of a weaver in Genoa, they are not generally told that he might instead have been born out of wedlock to a Portuguese prince. Or that he might have been a Jew whose parents converted to escape the Spanish Inquisition. Or a rebel in the medieval kingdom of Catalonia."

Continued at New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/08/us/08columbus.html