- Proving if a person is my father
- Finding biological father’s (grandfather’s, etc.) surname (adopted or not)
- Proving two of same surname living in adjoining towns are related
- Y-line brick wall, hoping to jump the brick wall
- Tracing mother’s father’s line back to a known immigrant
17 May 2015
15 May 2015
|Jeff in Wales|
|Cliff in the US|
This year, my wonderful roommate was Traci Barela who currently lives in Germany. She and I flew to Frankfort, and I stayed at her home for a few days as a guest. I spoke to her friends regarding DNA, and we spent a day in Krefeld as my ancestors came from there in 1683. They were part of the immigrants who started Germantown, Pennsylvania, and the first petition against slavery in the US was signed on my ancestor's table. I'm greatly proud of that, and am most appreciative to Traci for being so gracious to have me and to make the train trip north so I could trod the land of my ancestors. Thank you Traci!
|Traci and I with skyline of Frankfurt|
|Lunch at the old Frankfort square|
|Berg Linn Castle - the only place from my ancestors' time period.|
11 April 2015
Barbara Hershey, President of the Jewish Genealogical Society in Portland Oregon, has alerted me to the coming International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Jerusalem this year, and shares the following information.
23 March 2015
Extracted from announcement today:
Family Tree DNA has partnered with The Global Family Reunion to create the first-ever gathering that brings together genetically linked people (However, I did have a three-day conference in 2012 which brought together genetically linked people in my Talley project.) This gathering will "deepen your understanding of your genetic past and meet your cousins from around the world..."
The announcement continues as follows:
All Family Tree DNA members are being offered a limited-time early-bird price of $25 for the event.
When: June 6, 2015
Where: New York Hall of Science, New York City
Click here for early bird tickets and more information.
Click here for exclusive reward packages!
The offer is only available until April 1, 2015.
All proceeds from the Global Family Reunion go to benefit the Cure Alheimer's (sic Alzheimer's) Fund and the Alzheimer's Association NYC.
If you can't make it to New York, there will be simultaneous festivals around the world with a livestream of speakers.
The Global Family Reunion will be an entertaining, eye-opening festival for all ages - a TED conference meets a World's Fair - so bring your kids, nephews, grankids, and grandparents. All proceeds from the event go toward fighting Alzheimer's Disease.
What can you expect at Global Family Reunion?
...See more than 30 top speakers with fascinating presentations on genetics and family heritage, including Henry Louis Gates of PBS's Finding Your Roots, filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, NPR host Scott Simon, and Family Tree DNA President Bennett Greenspan
...Meet thousands of cousins and figure out how you are related
...Explore more than 450 interactive science exhibits from the New York Hall of Science
...Enjoy live entertainment, including music by Sister Sledge, who will be singing "We Are Family," of course. There will also be comedy from The New Yorker's Andy Borowitz and comedian Nick Kroll
...Take part in family-themed trivia contests, scavenger hunts, games, and potato sack races for those who are bold
...Help build the biggest family tree ever
...Meet the staff form Family Tree DNA, as well as Family Tree DNA partners such as MyHeritage and Findmypast, and get exclusive tutorials
...Break world records, including the biggest family photo ever
The Global Family Reunion has already been featured in the New York Times, TED, Good Morning America, NPR, People magazine and many more.
The Huffington Post called it "so fun." Conan O'Brien said it is "fascinating," and NPR's Scott Simon said "I wouldn't miss it."
All Family Tree DNA members are invited. Those who are genetically linked to Global Family Reunion founder and author A.J. Jacobs will be tallied in our attempt to break the record for most number of related people gathered in one place. Our hope is to beat the current world record of 4, 512.
If you'd like to contact AJ directly, you can reach him at email@example.com
President, Family Tree DNA
Join in the fun!
25 November 2014
WHAT? There’s more than one Mystery Reward? YES!
21 November 2014
To view the DNA Circles’ white paper without a circle:
- Download your old match list before AncestryDNA removes those matches.
- Download your raw data (it comes in a zip file). Then upload it to GEDmatch
- Also consider transferring that data to Family Tree DNA to be placed in another database (you get more matches). You will remain in the AncestryDNA base, however. The cost to transfer is $39 unless you have four others from Ancestry view the transfer process at FTDNA. They do not have to actually transfer for your transfer to be free.
ISOGG Wiki at http://www.isogg.org/wiki/Chromosome_mapping
Email me personally at: firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
31 October 2014
|Gerard and Cathaoirleach Marie Baker|
|Cllr. Kennedy and Emily|