With genetic testing, I gave my parents the gift of divorce

 

DNA helixAn unexpected twist to DNA testing. Link to Vox article by "George Doe",  a stem cell and reproductive biologist who had his own DNA tested, and then gave DNA kits to both his parents.  His surprise - it seems 23andme found a close relative, closer than anyone had expected.

Thanks to Dick Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter.

 

 

 

Study Finds Ashkenazi Jews Descend From 350 Individuals‏

 

DNA helixA new study published in Nature Communications published in Nature Communications, says Ashkenazi Jews can trace their ancestry to a “bottleneck” of just 350 individuals dating back to between 600 and 800 years ago.

The multi-authored study included Shai Carmi, a computer science professor at Columbia University, and more than 20 medical researchers from Yale, Columbia, Yeshiva University’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Hebrew University of Jerusalem and other institutions.

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Ireland - Websites of Interest for Irish Street Directories, Helping Aides and A National List of Teachers 1873-1874

 

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A website of historic Irish street directories and some historic maps of the country, also contains a townland database may be viewed. Access is free.

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