U.S.A. - National Archives genealogy programs - September and October 2014
- Published on Monday, 22 September 2014 08:50
All programs at the National Archives are free and open to the public. The programs will be held at the National Archives in Washington DC at will be held in the National Archives Building Research Center (Room G-25), in Washington, DC.
With genetic testing, I gave my parents the gift of divorce
- Published on Monday, 15 September 2014 10:54
An 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
- Published on Sunday, 14 September 2014 09:11
A 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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