Genealogy Blog - DNA/Genetics 2014-12-22T07:00:02+01:00 Geneanet urn:md5:137eeaa00c40515e81be86b078a43655 Dotclear Parchment's Hidden Stories Revealed urn:md5:b0a348ca5672650c8bc4739b477cc045 2014-12-11T09:15:00+01:00 2014-12-11T09:20:39+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Parchment_03.JPG" />Millions of documents stored in archives could provide scientists with the key to tracing the development of agriculture in the British Isles over the last 700 years, according to new research at the University of York and Trinity College Dublin.<br /> <br /> But the crucial information the documents hold is not contained in their texts but the parchment on which it is written. Researchers in Dublin and York used the latest scientific techniques to extract ancient DNA and protein from tiny samples of parchment from documents from the late 17th and late 18th centuries. <a href="http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.fr/2014/12/parchments-hidden-stories-revealed.html">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Parchment-s-Hidden-Stories-Revealed.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32887 Viking Women Colonized New Lands, Too urn:md5:4f0e21d259c3b84cf85ea898f66236da 2014-12-09T10:15:00+01:00 2014-12-09T09:11:06+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/vikings-pirates-660.jpg" />Vikings may have been family men who traveled with their wives to new lands, according to a new study of ancient Viking DNA.<br /> <br /> Maternal DNA from ancient Norsemen closely matches that of modern-day people in the North Atlantic isles, particularly from the Orkney and Shetland Islands. The findings suggest that both Viking men and women sailed on the ships to colonize new lands. <a href="http://news.discovery.com/history/viking-women-colonize-new-lands-too-141208.htm">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Viking-Women-Colonized-New-Lands-Too.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32866 Richard III's DNA Throws Up Infidelity Surprise urn:md5:1f3f51fd676e0f067fb7b5db45dbaa76 2014-12-03T09:15:00+01:00 2014-12-03T09:48:25+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/_79448765_richardcomp.jpg" />Analysis of DNA from Richard III has thrown up a surprise: evidence of infidelity in his family tree. Scientists who studied genetic material from remains found in a Leicester car park say the finding might have profound historical implications.<br /> <br /> Depending on where in the family tree it occurred, it could cast doubt on the Tudor claim to the English throne or, indeed, on Richard's.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30281333">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Richard-III-s-DNA-Throws-Up-Infidelity-Surprise.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32791 First Europeans 'Weathered Ice Age' urn:md5:a657e62016fdc8a1ba9ec864773f3bb4 2014-11-14T12:15:00+01:00 2014-11-14T10:37:22+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/_78804320_78804318.jpg" />The genetic ancestry of the earliest Europeans survived the ferocious Ice Age that took hold after the continent was initially settled by modern people.<br /> <br /> That is the suggestion of a study of DNA from a male hunter who lived in western Russia 36,000 years ago. His genome is not exactly like those of people who lived in Europe just after the ice sheets melted 10,000 years ago.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29940694">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/First-Europeans-Weathered-Ice-Age.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32581 Who Are the Welsh? Mass Genetic Testing To Find Out Nation's Ancestry urn:md5:faa5cb4e4cd594e3768a242824a4d283 2014-10-07T08:15:00+02:00 2014-10-07T07:45:12+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/PicMonkey-Collage.jpg" />CymruDNAWales will carry out an unprecedented mass survey of Wales’s ancestry to trace the origins of its people – back beyond written records to the end of the last ice age around 9,000BC when colossal glacial shifts gouged out our landscape and allowed the first immigrants to settle here.<br /> <br /> By using some of the most advanced genetic testing to date, scientists are able to track the roots of those people who would come to be known as Welsh, revealing a hidden history of Wales.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/who-welsh-mass-genetic-testing-7822790">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/Who-Are-the-Welsh-Mass-Genetic-Testing-To-Find-Out-Nation-s-Ancestry.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32169 South Korea Builds DNA Database To Find Relatives in North After Unification urn:md5:00dd1596f4a47e79b94eaf66a8fed51f 2014-10-06T14:15:00+02:00 2014-10-06T07:52:07+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Hong_Nam-soon.jpg" />Hong Nam-soon cries each time she watches broadcasts of North and South Korean relatives, inevitably filled with weeping and lingering hugs, reuniting decades after they were separated by war.<br /> <br /> "When will I get my turn?" the 84-year-old woman asked recently from her comfortable Seoul high-rise apartment that is decorated with photos of her five sons and a plethora of grandchildren. But almost 65 years after her younger sister disappeared in the early days of the Korean War, Hong has new hope — however dim — that she will find her.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.stripes.com/news/south-korea-builds-dna-database-to-find-relatives-in-north-after-unification-1.306394">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/South-Korea-Builds-DNA-Database-To-Find-Relatives-in-North-After-Unification.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32155 Link Found in Genetic Connection Between Modern Europeans and Native Americans urn:md5:6b5b5703e0064bd3de8c00d70b8161bb 2014-09-18T08:15:00+02:00 2014-09-18T07:49:09+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/1410971975533_wps_47_European_DNA_graphic_jpg.jpg" />It has long been believed that modern Europeans descended from indigenous hunters and Middle Eastern farmers. But a new study suggests all Europeans today have DNA from a third mystery group: Ancient North Eurasians.<br /> <br /> This group appears to have contributed DNA to present-day Europeans, as well as to the people who travelled across the Bering Strait into the Americas more than 15,000 years ago.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2759684/Europe-s-family-tree-THIRD-branch-Link-genetic-connection-Modern-Europeans-Native-Americans.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/09/Link-Found-in-Genetic-Connection-Between-Modern-Europeans-and-Native-Americans.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31974 Ancient DNA Sheds New Light on Arctic's Earliest People urn:md5:db1b9e59d4d35d59c95f58e9aea0bc63 2014-08-29T08:15:00+02:00 2014-08-29T07:44:56+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/raghavan1hr_83117_990x742.jpg" />The earliest people in the North American Arctic remained isolated from others in the region for millennia before vanishing around 700 years ago, a new genetic analysis shows. The study, published online Thursday, also reveals that today's Inuit and Native Americans of the Arctic are genetically distinct from the region's first settlers.<br /> <br /> Inuit hunters in the Canadian Arctic have long told stories about a mysterious ancient people known as the Tunit, who once inhabited the far north.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/08/140828-arctic-migration-genome-genetics-dna-eskimos-inuit-dorset/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/08/Ancient-DNA-Sheds-New-Light-on-Arctic-s-Earliest-People.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31799 Is Genetic Genealogy, the Next Facebook of Science? urn:md5:8659540747a740ad92783e2c7f42cd0a 2014-08-25T12:15:00+02:00 2014-08-25T09:38:22+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/14_geno_2_Spencer-Wells-speaks-to-an-audience-950x297.jpg" />Last Saturday morning at the first International Conference for Genetic Genealogy in Chevy Chase, Maryland, Genographic Project Director and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Dr. Spencer Wells delivered the Keynote to an audience of 300 genetic genealogists.<br /> <br /> He spoke about the popularity of the field and how fast consumer genetics has grown since the launch of The Genographic Project in 2005. “In 2013 the one-millionth person tested their DNA,” explained Wells, “just twelve years since the first human genome was sequenced. But this summer the two-millionth person has already tested their DNA.”<br /> <br /> <a href="http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2014/08/22/is-genetic-genealogy-the-next-facebook-of-science/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/08/Is-Genetic-Genealogy-the-Next-Facebook-of-Science.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31760 DNA Testing Eyed for Graves Exhumed from Historic Waco Cemetery urn:md5:96aaa2d7ace741022d6679811a205674 2014-07-04T11:15:00+02:00 2014-07-04T08:46:35+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/53b64393d6cd5.preview-300.jpg" />The committee tasked with planning the reburial of some 300 human remains unearthed from the old First Street Cemetery are hoping to enlist DNA technology in a quest to identify them.<br /> <br /> The First Street Cemetery Memorial Advisory Committee has asked Baylor University forensic anthropologist Lori Baker to extract bone samples from each set of remains before the reburial, which is expected in 2015.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.wacotrib.com/news/city_of_waco/dna-testing-eyed-for-graves-exhumed-from-historic-waco-cemetery/article_7de0ccb2-b2fc-5212-8adc-5c337e9feef2.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/07/DNA-Testing-Eyed-for-Graves-Exhumed-from-Historic-Waco-Cemetery.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31365 DNA Testing Finally Identifies Soldier Killed in Korean War urn:md5:23c875279d702721eb3ee5e8fe8e7adc 2014-06-17T10:15:00+02:00 2014-06-17T07:55:02+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Story.jpg" />A Kentucky family is preparing to bury a Korean War veteran's remains, which were recently identified through DNA testing after decades of uncertainty.<br /> <br /> The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the remains of Sgt. Paul M. Gordon will return to the U.S. on Tuesday and will be interred Friday at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North in Williamstown. Gordon joined the Army in 1949 and was sent to the Korean conflict, where he died in a prisoner of war camp in 1951 at the age of 20.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.mynews3.com/content/news/national/story/DNA-testing-finally-identifies-soldier-killed-in-K/3RgTkYqhrkGhlDj3fM5K-g.cspx">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/06/DNA-Testing-Finally-Identifies-Soldier-Killed-in-Korean-War.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31180 Genes Found in Nature Yield 1918-Like Virus with Pandemic Potential urn:md5:bb6aee1f83524fdf39e9c99e84dfffa2 2014-06-13T14:15:00+02:00 2014-06-13T07:50:57+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/140611131551-large.jpg" />An international team of researchers has shown that circulating avian influenza viruses contain all the genetic ingredients necessary to underpin the emergence of a virus similar to the deadly 1918 influenza virus.<br /> <br /> Searching public databases, the researchers, led by Yoshihiro Kawaoka of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, identified eight genes from influenza viruses isolated from wild ducks that possessed remarkable genetic similarities to the genes that made up the 1918 pandemic flu virus.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/06/140611131551.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/06/Genes-Found-in-Nature-Yield-1918-Like-Virus-with-Pandemic-Potential.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31149 Family Tree DNA Reaches a Historic Milestone: Over 1,000,000 DNA Tests Processed urn:md5:fac1a7626613bf9be4f06c5c25ef7ea0 2014-06-13T10:15:00+02:00 2014-06-13T07:45:46+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/family-tree-dna-logo.jpg" />This historic amount includes Family Tree DNA’s tests as well the processing of public participation samples for National Geographic’s Genographic Project. Family Tree DNA is the Genographic Project’s genetic testing partner.<br /> <br /> The million-test milestone was reached this week during the company’s Father’s Day sale, which includes the Family Finder test currently discounted at the affordable price of $79.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.virtual-strategy.com/2014/06/12/family-tree-dna-reaches-historic-milestone-over-1000000-dna-tests-processed">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/06/Family-Tree-DNA-Reaches-a-Historic-Milestone%3A-Over-1000000-DNA-Tests-Processed.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31147 Genetic Genealogy: Looking For the Faces of Our Ancestors in DNA urn:md5:d52333eadf7b1a7399bbb034ab8bba2c 2014-06-03T09:15:00+02:00 2014-06-03T08:12:14+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__13284.jpg" />Today we can all look online to find out who our ancestors were, and soon geneticists hope that DNA can show us their faces as well.<br /> <br /> Mark Shriver, Professor of Anthropology and Genetics at Pennsylvania State University, and Peter Claes from the University of Leuwen in Belgium, have been working for four years on the genetics of facial features, meaning the relation between genetic sequences, facial traits and skin tones.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-27668747">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/06/Genetic-Genealogy%3A-Looking-For-the-Faces-of-Our-Ancestors-in-DNA.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31024 Groundbreaking Geographic Population Structure (GPS) Tool Finds your Ancestors, Genealogy, Family Tree and History urn:md5:38dbae3abd31fc1037dd52c7f81aeb27 2014-05-02T10:15:00+02:00 2014-05-02T09:12:16+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/83d530cd381167b5a1123fe76d9c0bb5.jpg" />The University of Sheffield in the UK, on May 1, 2014 announced a revolutionary new Geographic Population Structure (GPS) tool, created by Dr Eran Elhaik from the University of Sheffield's Department of Animal and Plant Sciences and Dr Tatiana Tatarinova from the University of Southern California, which can locate your actual ancestor's home from 1,000 years ago.<br /> <br /> Though previous research could locate your DNA to within 700km, this new “satellite-like” navigation system can pinpoint your origins worldwide, down to the exact village and island of your ancestors.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.examiner.com/article/groundbreaking-gps-tool-finds-your-ancestors-genealogy-family-tree-and-history">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/05/Groundbreaking-Geographic-Population-Structure-GPS-Tool-Finds-your-Ancestors-Genealogy-Family-Tree-and-History.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30734 London Skeletons Reveal Secrets of the Black Death urn:md5:f47a16f518816269241ba972f8e90f24 2014-03-31T16:15:00+02:00 2014-03-31T07:21:29+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/cross1.jpg" />Analysis of twenty-five skeletons uncovered in London’s Charterhouse Square during Crossrail’s construction works in March 2013 have provided evidence of the location of the second Black Death burial ground. It was established in 1348 to take the growing number of dead and is referenced in historical records as being located in what is now modern day Farringdon.<br /> <br /> Due to the burial ground’s historical importance to London, exceptional levels of research analysis were carried out on the skeletons to understand the life and death of the inhabitants affected by the Black Death in the 14th and 15th centuries.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/03/2014/london-skeletons-reveal-secrets-of-the-black-death">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/03/London-Skeletons-Reveal-Secrets-of-the-Black-Death.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30361 DNA Traces Relatives of Cpl Francis Carr Dyson Back to David Dyson of Minster of Sheppey urn:md5:6356c4faa261865f5aec4536aab6d27f 2014-03-27T10:15:00+01:00 2014-03-27T07:50:17+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/3101014_24221_0.jpg" />A 100-year-old First World War mystery has been solved with the help of a Minster man’s DNA. David Dyson was notified last week that his second cousin, Cpl Francis Carr Dyson, is one of 15 soldiers whose remains were discovered during construction work near the French village of Beaucamps-Ligny five years ago.<br /> <br /> DNA samples provided by surviving relatives led to 10 of them being formally identified at a meeting at Endcliffe Hall in Sheffield.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.kentonline.co.uk/times_guardian/news/first-world-war-mystery-solved-14728/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/03/DNA-Traces-Relatives-of-Cpl-Francis-Carr-Dyson-Back-to-David-Dyson-of-Minster-of-Sheppey.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30330 Canada: DNA Test Identifies Missing Saskatchewan Soldier in German Grave urn:md5:f0a9cc9940e12d6c75c0f4c1791c2fc9 2014-02-25T12:15:00+01:00 2014-02-25T10:17:27+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/private-first-class-lawrence-s-gordon.jpg" />The mystery of a Saskatchewan-born Second World War soldier who was mistakenly buried with Nazi soldiers appears to have been solved. DNA testing of the remains indicate they are indeed those of Lawrence S. Gordon of Eastend, a private first class in the U.S. Army who was missing and presumed dead following a battle in France in 1944.<br /> <br /> His body was never found. Family members aided by historians and well-wishers tracked down his suspected remains to a cemetery in Normandy, France that's administered by the German government.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/dna-test-identifies-missing-sask-soldier-in-german-grave-1.2549480">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/02/Canada%3A-DNA-Test-Identifies-Missing-Saskatchewan-Soldier-in-German-Grave.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30019 DNA Kits Find Folks Have Neanderthals in the Family Tree urn:md5:9f1ca2f734ae27a5a05114be04fe07e9 2014-02-20T16:15:00+01:00 2014-02-20T10:24:05+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/7NJ5W.Em.4.jpeg" />Scanning a printout of her ancestry results from a DNA testing company, Peggy Spatz announced that 2.7 percent of her genetic blueprint was handed down from her Neanderthal relatives some 50,000 years ago. That’s right: She’s part Neanderthal, and scientists say so is everyone else whose ancestors originated in Europe and East Asia.<br /> <br /> Her husband, George, carries a slightly higher percentage of DNA from the Neanderthals, according to the results of his own DNA test.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.sacbee.com/2014/02/17/6163861/dna-kits-find-folks-have-neanderthals.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/02/DNA-Kits-Find-Folks-Have-Neanderthals-in-the-Family-Tree.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29974 Oldest Burial Yields DNA Evidence of First Americans urn:md5:98f850e8192fdd389f3b11638169883a 2014-02-13T13:15:00+01:00 2014-02-13T11:20:05+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/76525_990x742-cb1392221717.jpg" />DNA harvested from the remains of an infant buried 13,000 years ago confirms that the earliest widespread culture in North America was descended from humans who crossed over to the New World from Asia, scientists say.<br /> <br /> The research, detailed in this week's issue of the journal Nature, also suggests that many contemporary Native Americans are direct descendants of the so-called Clovis people, whose distinctive stone tools have been found scattered across North America and Mexico.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/02/140212-anzik-skeleton-dna-montana-clovis-culture-first-americans/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/02/Oldest-Burial-Yields-DNA-Evidence-of-First-Americans.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29904 Richard III's DNA Decoded: Scientists To Sequence King in Car Park's Genome urn:md5:8e828a25b29e8fb05d1f4e3050d1a195 2014-02-12T11:15:00+01:00 2014-02-12T11:22:24+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/Screenshot__12116.jpg" />Scientists are to sequence the entire genome of Richard III -- the King found buried beneath an English car parking lot -- in an attempt to discover once and for all what the long-missing monarch really looked like.<br /> <br /> Experts hope the project will reveal the color of Richard's hair and eyes, and uncover the genetic markers for any health conditions he suffered, or might have been at risk of, had he not been killed, aged just 32, at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://edition.cnn.com/2014/02/11/world/europe/richard-iii-genome-sequence/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/02/Richard-III-s-DNA-Decoded%3A-Scientists-To-Sequence-King-in-Car-Park-s-Genome.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29884 New York City College Students Participate in Ancestry Project urn:md5:ef99da32dbc5e03650d10c485c8f72ab 2014-02-04T09:15:00+01:00 2014-02-04T09:11:33+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/Screenshot__12049.jpg" />Two hundred New York City undergraduate college students will get a personalized history lesson this semester. Students from across the city are participating in the New York City Student Ancestry Project, part of National Geographic’s Genographic Project.<br /> <br /> National Geographic’s Genographic Project is “a multi-year global research initiative that uses DNA to map the history of human migration.” More than 600,000 people in more than 130 countries have participated in the initiative.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.metro.us/newyork/news/local/2014/02/03/new-york-city-college-students-participate-in-ancestry-project/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/02/New-York-City-College-Students-Participate-in-Ancestry-Project.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29790 Black Death and Justinian’s Plague Were Caused By The Same Pathogen, Scientists Find urn:md5:f07b3b4b674cc0f759baf371646623a9 2014-01-30T11:15:00+01:00 2014-01-30T09:26:26+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/plague.jpg" />Two of the world’s deadliest pandemics – Justinian’s Plague and the Black Death – were caused by the same pathogen. These findings were revealed yesterday in an article published in the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases.<br /> <br /> The researchers, who include scientists from McMaster University in Canada, the University of Sydney and Northern Arizona University, were able to gather minuscule plague DNA fragments from the 1,500-year-old teeth of two victims of Justinian’s plague, buried in Bavaria, Germany.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.medievalists.net/2014/01/29/black-death-and-justinians-plague-were-caused-by-the-same-pathogen-scientists-find/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/01/Black-Death-and-Justinians-Plague-Were-Caused-By-The-Same-Pathogen-Scientists-Find.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29742 Despite DNA Test, Woman Still Claims Grandmother Was Long-Lost Titanic Survivor urn:md5:f73be0f4dd6dee669399dcbe31960433 2014-01-27T14:15:00+01:00 2014-01-27T10:38:56+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/article-titanic-0122.jpg" />A Florida woman still insists her grandmother was a long-lost passenger aboard the doomed Titanic - despite recent DNA evidence indicating otherwise. "We regret that the recent irresponsible release of information to the world will cause a great deal of unnecessary confusion for many," Debrina Woods said.<br /> <br /> Woods, 61, says that in April 2012, on the eve of the sinking's centennial, she discovered a trove of letters and legal documents in a suitcase — which had not been opened in 75 years — belonging to her late grandmother Helen Kramer.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/woman-insists-grandma-titanic-survivor-article-1.1587781">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/01/Despite-DNA-Test-Woman-Still-Claims-Grandmother-Was-Long-Lost-Titanic-Survivor.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29704 Lost Child Of The Titanic And The Fraud That Haunted Her Family urn:md5:f9aa2086a68801819d708e8a4975ff46 2014-01-20T12:15:00+01:00 2014-01-20T08:22:09+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/loraine_2795338b.jpg" />It has been described as the Titanic’s last mystery and involves one of the most tragic of all tales connected to the sinking. Loraine Allison, then aged two, had been travelling on the liner with her family when it sank.<br /> <br /> Initial reports said that she had died, along with her parents, but no body was ever found. In the years that followed, though, a sensational twist saw a woman, Helen Kramer, come forward claiming to be the child, and apparently able to provide details thought to be known only to the family.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/10581757/Lost-child-of-the-Titanic-and-the-fraud-that-haunted-her-family.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/01/Lost-Child-Of-The-Titanic-And-The-Fraud-That-Haunted-Her-Family.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29616 19th Century Cholera Strain From Philadelphia Genetically Sequenced urn:md5:d8679a7b96c48eb2e7a341af3a05333c 2014-01-13T15:15:00+01:00 2014-01-13T08:46:39+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/cholera-1.jpg" />A deadly cholera outbreak gripped Philadelphia and other metropolises along the Eastern seaboard in early 1849, the second in 20 years. <br /> <br /> About 1,000 of the city's residents died as result of infection with the water-borne pathogen that year, a figure that might have been considerably higher were it not for a programme to wash the city's filthy streets with clean reservoir water. Now DNA isolated from the preserved 165-year-old intestine of a victim has yielded a complete genome sequence of the bacterium responsible — the first from a nineteeth-century strain of Vibrio cholerae.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.fr/2014/01/19th-century-cholera-strain-from.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/01/19th-Century-Cholera-Strain-From-Philadelphia-Genetically-Sequenced.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29540 Family Discovers Insemination Switch after Tracing Genealogy urn:md5:c1e663cce5dbbce2ceb429597e96a068 2014-01-09T18:15:00+01:00 2014-01-09T18:39:42+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/Screenshot__11778.jpg" />A couple who underwent artificial insemination at a Utah clinic finds out the husband's sperm had been switched with someone else's. After a difficult search, the couple discovered who their daughter's biological dad was, that part of the story is even more jaw dropping. <br /> <br /> The family who we will call Paula, Jeff and Ashley thought it would be fun to do DNA testing, but when Paula got the results she was shocked, " I felt my stomach just drop," says Paula, who, when she opened the results on her computer found that her husband did not have any DNA matches with the couple's daughter.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.kutv.com/news/top-stories/stories/vid_9055.shtml">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/01/Family-Discovers-Insemination-Switch-after-Tracing-Genealogy.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29510 DNA Shows Irish People Have More Complex Origins Than Previously Thought urn:md5:0cbe67e723b557361d1feeacd15a72a0 2014-01-09T17:15:00+01:00 2014-01-09T11:08:48+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/2174760229_97f4a24bc1.jpg" />Research into Irish DNA and ancestry has revealed close links with Scotland stretching back to before the Ulster Planation of the early 1600s. But the closest relatives to the Irish in DNA terms are actually from somewhere else entirely! <br /> <br /> The earliest settlers came to Ireland around 10,000 years ago, in Stone Age times. There are still remnants of their presence scatter across the island. Mountsandel in Coleraine in the North of Ireland is the oldest known site of settlement in Ireland - remains of woven huts, stone tools and food such as berries and hazelnuts were discovered at the site in 1972. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.sott.net/article/263587-DNA-shows-Irish-people-have-more-complex-origins-than-previously-thought">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/01/DNA-Shows-Irish-People-Have-More-Complex-Origins-Than-Previously-Thought.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29507 The Genographic Project Returns to Ireland to Reveal DNA Results urn:md5:87ce7ffb8966bdac50cf5045765180b6 2013-11-27T10:15:00+01:00 2013-11-27T09:11:52+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/Geno-montage-full-600x345.jpg" />Hundreds of County Mayo, Ireland residents gathered earlier this week to learn first hand what their DNA could show them about their ancient past. From Viking ancestry to descending from Niall of the Nine Hostages, the genetics of County Mayo proved intriguing, reaching far beyond Guinness and the rolling green landscape.<br /> <br /> The Genographic Project Team returned to County Mayo Ireland to reveal the Geno 2.0 DNA ancestry results from 100 local residents that participated in the Gathering Ireland event this past June.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2013/11/21/the-genographic-project-returns-to-ireland-to-reveal-dna-results/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/11/The-Genographic-Project-Returns-to-Ireland-to-Reveal-DNA-Results.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29129 DNA Test Solves 80-Year Family Mystery urn:md5:d597f34b6cb9dfa7e9b4ba91b9795dac 2013-10-10T12:15:00+02:00 2013-10-10T08:50:42+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/Screenshot__10771.jpg" />They sat at DFW Airport, the site of comings and goings, happy hellos and sad goodbyes. With nerves, they waited. "The way I felt about it, this day was never gonna happen," said Patrick "PJ" Holland. He was in the final 60 minutes of an 80-year wait.<br /> <br /> "This is what we call a 'countdown,'" he said with a laugh, after asking yet again when his guests would be arriving. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/80-year-old-family-mystery-solved-227095171.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/10/DNA-Test-Solves-80-Year-Family-Mystery.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/28669 AfricanAncestry.com Rolls Out New and Improved myDNAmix Admixture Test as Part of its 10th Anniversary Celebration urn:md5:bb4309047a3cb31ad48938c73b04fb93 2013-05-30T14:15:00+02:00 2013-05-30T12:19:54+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_5/.gina_paige_new_t.jpg" />African Ancestry, Inc., the pioneers of genetics-based ancestry tracing for people of African descent, today announced new product enhancements to its myDNAmix Admixture product offering. <br /> <br /> myDNAmix determines various ancestries included in one's genetic make-up from five distinct populations: Indigenous Americas (Native American), East Asia, West Sub-Saharan Africa, West Europe and India Subcontinent.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.blacknews.com/news/african_ancestry_improved_mydnamix_test_10th_anniversary101.shtml">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/05/AfricanAncestrycom-Rolls-Out-New-and-Improved-myDNAmix-Admixture-Test-as-Part-of-its-10th-Anniversary-Celebration.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/27459 Mysterious Minoans Were European, DNA Finds urn:md5:486da81b1ddb1556d439a1b9d1f0e6ce 2013-05-21T03:15:00+02:00 2013-05-19T00:32:49+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_5/.mysterious-minoans-were-european-670x440-130514_t.jpg" />The Minoans, the builders of Europe's first advanced civilization, really were European, new research suggests.<br /> <br /> The conclusion, published today (May 14) in the journal Nature Communications, was drawn by comparing DNA from 4,000-year-old Minoan skeletons with genetic material from people living throughout Europe and Africa in the past and today.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/mysterious-minoans-were-european-130514.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/05/Mysterious-Minoans-Were-European-DNA-Finds.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/27354 All Europeans Are Related If You Go Back Just 1,000 Years, Scientists Say urn:md5:40898d5968259c7c296d9f60dc5bd31d 2013-05-21T00:15:00+02:00 2013-05-19T00:07:50+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_5/.Screenshot__9975_t.jpg" />A genetic survey concludes that all Europeans living today are related to the same set of ancestors who lived 1,000 years ago. And you wouldn't have to go back much further to find that everyone in the world is related to each other.<br /> <br /> "We find it remarkable because it's counterintuitive to us," Graham Coop, an evolutionary biologist at the University of California at Davis, told NBC News. "But it's not totally unexpected, based on genetic analysis."<br /> <br /> <a href="http://cosmiclog.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/05/07/18107175-all-europeans-are-related-if-you-go-back-just-1000-years-scientists-say?lite">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/05/All-Europeans-Are-Related-If-You-Go-Back-Just-1000-Years-Scientists-Say.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/27351 Genomics Recapitulates History in Europe urn:md5:f026f6f37e5f00bbb736ac4a47d3ca0e 2013-05-10T19:15:00+02:00 2013-05-10T07:42:46+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_5/.journal.pbio.1001556.g001_t.jpg" />Most of us know our families back a few generations but, beyond that, have little idea who our ancestors were or where they lived. Jumping further back, all of us alive today likely share most of our ancestors from 3,000 to 4,000 years ago. <br /> <br /> What happened between then and now? We've pieced together a broad picture of human kinship based on disciplines from archeology to linguistics to history. In Europe, for example, several relatively recent migrations have helped shape links and gaps amongst today's populations. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.plosbiology.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pbio.1001556">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/05/Genomics-Recapitulates-History-in-Europe.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/27276 Boy, 17, Builds DNA Testing Machine in His Bedroom To Find Out Why His Younger Sibling Has Ginger Hair urn:md5:28610af832a5bd11f807e94c7ceda964 2013-04-08T23:15:00+02:00 2013-04-08T09:57:50+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_5/.article-2304413-191AAF34000005DC-510_634x456_t.jpg" />With Fred's straight brown hair and Gus's curly ginger mane, the teasing the Turner brothers got from their friends was rather predictable. Less predictable, however, was Fred's response to it.<br /> <br /> After putting up with endless jokes about the boys having different fathers, 17-year-old Fred settled the matter once and for all – by designing his very own DNA testing machine.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2304413/Teenager-astounds-scientists-building-DNA-testing-machine-bedroom--did-discover-brother-ginger.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/04/Boy-17-Builds-DNA-Testing-Machine-in-His-Bedroom-To-Find-Out-Why-His-Younger-Sibling-Has-Ginger-Hair.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/27002 1st African American Man Dates Back 338,000 Years urn:md5:12d8920bbd7d031e86e93c710e43a295 2013-03-08T11:15:00+01:00 2013-03-08T09:11:25+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_5/.dnews-files-2013-03-X-and-Y-chromosomes-660x433-jpg_t.jpg" />A miniscule bit of DNA from an African American man now living in South Carolina has been traced back 338,000 years, according to a new study.<br /> <br /> The man’s Y chromosome — a hereditary factor determining male sex — has a history that’s so old, it even predates the age of the oldest known Homo sapiens fossils, according to the report, published in the American Journal of Human Genetics.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://news.discovery.com/human/genetics/african-american-earliest-man-130307.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/03/1st-African-American-Man-Dates-Back-338000-Years.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/26727 Black Celebrities Trace Slave Ancestors urn:md5:c765b9cdae3c4f33ec91e61ba553a6d3 2013-02-25T10:15:00+01:00 2013-02-25T10:05:02+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_5/.Sam_and_Condoleeza_t.jpg" />Samuel L. Jackson is amongst the personalities whose ancestry is discovered in a new series of the US programme Finding Your Roots.<br /> <br /> The American version of the popular British show Who Do You Think You Are?, Finding Your Roots premieres in the UK this Sunday (February 24) and episode one traces the ancestral backgrounds of Jackson, along with former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Ruth Simmons, president of America’s prestigious Brown University.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.voice-online.co.uk/article/black-celebrities-trace-slave-ancestors">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/02/Black-Celebrities-Trace-Slave-Ancestors.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/26635 DNA Tests Reveal Last Medici May Not Have Died Of Syphilis As Believed urn:md5:dc0ffd1ca10f0654a183ca80c550f5a0 2013-02-19T15:15:00+01:00 2013-02-19T09:17:40+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_5/.Medici_exhibition_t.jpg" />In 1743, the last member of the family that had ruled Florence for almost 300 years died a slow and painful death. Historical documents suggest that Anna Maria Luisa de’ Medici suffered from syphilis or breast cancer. But a first look at samples of her bone suggests that syphilis may not have killed her.<br /> <br /> In 1966, the tombs of the Medici family were swamped in mud during severe flooding of Florence, which many feared had damaged the bodies. But Anna Maria Luisa's skeleton was found to be mostly intact when it was exhumed last October.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.fr/2013/02/dna-tests-reveal-last-medici-may-not.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/02/DNA-Tests-Reveal-Last-Medici-May-Not-Have-Died-Of-Syphilis-As-Believed.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/26578 DNA Testing Helps With Family Histories urn:md5:2bae5e6ad25d6a781b7fc99b056ecd3e 2013-02-18T12:15:00+01:00 2013-02-18T09:41:39+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_5/.ct-met-dna-geneology-b.jpg-20130217_t.jpg" />As she swabbed the inside of his cheek, Patt Heise assured her 84-year-old father that she wasn't crazy, just curious.<br /> <br /> She mailed off the saliva sample and waited for results. Her dad died a month later, too early to find out what DNA testing had revealed — a list of potential relatives from all over the world and a migration chart dating back to Adam.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-dna-genealogy-tests-20130218,0,1088892.story">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/02/DNA-Testing-Helps-With-Family-Histories.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/26566 Richard III's Face Revealed urn:md5:097f2ceb934e2ddbae75874bcd7e9fdc 2013-02-06T19:15:00+01:00 2013-02-06T09:23:12+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_5/.dnews-files-2013-02-reconstruction-660x433-jpg_t.jpg" />Advanced CT scans and wax modeling have revealed the face of King Richard III. Showing a hint of a smile, a prominent chin, and slightly arched nose, the facial reconstruction is based on a skull found along with other bones just 2 feet beneath a car park in Leicester, UK, last September.<br /> <br /> The reconstruction follows confirmation that the skeleton was that of the king killed in battle more than 500 years ago.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://news.discovery.com/history/face-of-richard-iii-revealed-130205.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/02/Richard-III-s-Face-Revealed.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/26471 How Canadian DNA Is Helping Solve The Mystery of King Richard III’s Bones urn:md5:8f2ce14e766a8272ec5053f754d95d5f 2013-02-04T10:15:00+01:00 2013-02-04T08:50:31+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_5/.kingrichard04nw1_t.jpg" />Researchers in Leicester, England, are hoping they have finally solved a 500-year-old mystery thanks to modern technology and some Canadian-born DNA.<br /> <br /> On Monday, a team at the University of Leicester is set to reveal the results of DNA tests on a skeleton found underneath a local parking lot last summer. The bones are believed to be those of King Richard III, who died in 1485 during a battle roughly 25 kilometres away in Bosworth Field. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/how-canadian-dna-is-helping-solve-the-mystery-of-king-richard-iiis-bones/article8157206/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/02/How-Canadian-DNA-Is-Helping-Solve-The-Mystery-of-King-Richard-IIIs-Bones.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/26445 Genetic Evidence For The Colonization of Australia urn:md5:d7ab90a09d76b99d4b77feda2f4b8316 2013-01-24T17:15:00+01:00 2013-01-24T09:18:41+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_5/.1-s2.0-S1040618211002278-gr1_t.jpg" />Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), Y-chromosome and, more recently, genome studies from living people have produced powerful evidence for the dispersal of modern human populations. <br /> <br /> The prevailing model of global dispersion assumes an African origin in which Australia and the American continents represent some of the extreme regions of human migration, though the relative timing of dispersal events remains debatable. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1040618211002278">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/01/Genetic-Evidence-For-The-Colonization-of-Australia.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/26349 The Genomic History of Denmark urn:md5:6e6e25ffdaaf3c3c4c4d1becaf0a762b 2013-01-24T13:15:00+01:00 2013-01-24T09:13:10+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_5/.Screenshot__9182_t.jpg" />Researchers from GeoGenetics in close cooperation with collegues from the National Museum of Denmark and institutes at the University of Copenhagen will make Denmark the first country in the world to map its evolutionary, demographic and health history - from the earliest settlers through to modern times.<br /> <br /> DNA and proteins extracted from a Danish collection of archaeological skeletons from the Older Stone Age (5000-3000 BC) will be analysed in order to learn more about the Danish cultural heritage and health history.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://geogenetics.ku.dk/latest-news/genetic-history/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/01/The-Genomic-History-of-Denmark.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/26347 National Geographic Unveils New Phase of Genographic Project urn:md5:df659c080d2045ee6049b8feb7fd6e1b 2012-12-05T15:15:00+01:00 2012-12-05T09:22:01+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_5/.Screenshot__8805_t.jpg" />The National Geographic Society today announced the next phase of its Genographic Project — the multiyear global research initiative that uses DNA to map the history of human migration. <br /> <br /> Building on seven years of global data collection, Genographic shines new light on humanity's collective past, yielding tantalizing clues about humankind's journey across the planet over the past 60,000 years.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.sciencecodex.com/national_geographic_unveils_new_phase_of_genographic_project-103264">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2012/12/National-Geographic-Unveils-New-Phase-of-Genographic-Project.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/25941 Native Americans And Northern Europeans More Closely Related Than Previously Thought urn:md5:81b5277da0e13b53df4d51c205a25a2d 2012-12-03T18:15:00+01:00 2012-12-03T09:23:23+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_5/.Native_American_Chiefs_1865_t.jpg" />Using genetic analyses, scientists have discovered that Northern European populations —including British, Scandinavians, French, and some Eastern Europeans— descend from a mixture of two very different ancestral populations, and one of these populations is related to Native Americans. <br /> <br /> This discovery helps fill gaps in scientific understanding of both Native American and Northern European ancestry, while providing an explanation for some genetic similarities among what would otherwise seem to be very divergent groups.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.fr/2012/11/native-americans-and-northern-europeans.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2012/12/Native-Americans-And-Northern-Europeans-More-Closely-Related-Than-Previously-Thought.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/25912 Smallpox Virus Detected In 300-Year-Old Siberian Mummy urn:md5:b6fb09c3e41e5fe681cb36c18d6af3ec 2012-11-23T16:15:00+01:00 2012-11-23T12:53:39+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_5/.la-sci-sn-siberian-mummy-smallpox-20121121-002_t.jpg" />A team of French and Russian researchers recently found new snippets of smallpox DNA in 300-year-old mummies from Siberia, according to an article in the New England Journal of Medicine released Wednesday.<br /> <br /> While in northeastern Siberia in 2004, researchers discovered several burial sites, each containing frozen wooden graves buried in the permafrost. It seemed that most of the burials were individual and involved only one body, but one grave contained five frozen mummies — two children and three adults — which appeared to have been buried shortly after death.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.latimes.com/news/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-siberian-mummy-smallpox-20121121,0,2516682.story">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2012/11/Smallpox-Virus-Detected-In-300-Year-Old-Siberian-Mummy.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/25831 Authorities Identify Woman’s Skeletal Remains Through Online DNA Database urn:md5:4996ab5b013460ffcd78a721a9ed1bb5 2012-11-19T16:15:00+01:00 2012-11-19T09:00:56+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_5/.dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls_t.jpg" />Nearly 12 years after a woman’s skeletal remains were discovered in a Homestead tunnel, and three years after officials buried them in a North Strabane cemetery, authorities used an online DNA database to finally solve the mystery of the unidentified bones.<br /> <br /> Amanda Sue Myers, 22, died sometime in 2000. Family members last saw her that year in January at her daughter’s first birthday party; police found her bones 10 months later by train tracks in a fenced-off tunnel near McClure Street. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://triblive.com/news/2971645-74/myers-family-police-remains-half-sister-unidentified-dna-tunnel-authorities#axzz2CeVvQVaC">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2012/11/Authorities-Identify-Womans-Skeletal-Remains-Through-Online-DNA-Database.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/25793 Genographic 2.0 Launched urn:md5:7fcdbba040ba3b45e992228d71629eda 2012-07-26T12:15:00+02:00 2012-07-26T09:15:12+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_4/.Genographic_Project_t.jpg" />Today, The Genographic Project officially announced the launch of their new Geno 2.0 project, a significant update to the type and quantity of genetic information that will be collected and analyzed by The Genographic Project.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://dienekes.blogspot.fr/2012/07/genographic-20-launched.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2012/07/Genographic-20-Launched.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/24934 Nine More Australian Soldiers Identified in Fromelles Mass Grave urn:md5:d154f1d4ea2ab5b5a4385be9b34ae4a4 2012-07-23T17:15:00+02:00 2012-07-23T08:49:54+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_4/.382068-france-australia-wwi-soldiers_t.jpg" />Generations have passed in the Wynn family without anyone knowing whatever happened to Uncle Jack. John 'Jack' Wynn was a labourer from West Maitland in NSW, a single man who went off to war in 1915 and like so many others, never returned.<br /> <br /> Along with some 5500 of his countrymen, the 19-year-old died during the bloody 12-hour Battle of Fromelles in northern France over July 19 and 20, 1916.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.news.com.au/world/nine-more-diggers-at-fromelles-identified/story-fndir2ev-1226431381550">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2012/07/Nine-More-Australian-Soldiers-Identified-in-Fromelles-Mass-Grave.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/24922 Earliest Americans Arrived in Waves, DNA Study Finds urn:md5:c2ba681ea6212d0821540c3abe0903fc 2012-07-12T09:15:00+02:00 2012-07-12T08:07:54+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_4/.12migration1-articleInline_t.jpg" />North and South America were first populated by three waves of migrants from Siberia rather than just a single migration, say researchers who have studied the whole genomes of Native Americans in South America and Canada. <br /> <br /> Some scientists assert that the Americas were peopled in one large migration from Siberia that happened about 15,000 years ago, but the new genetic research shows that this central episode was followed by at least two smaller migrations from Siberia.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/12/science/earliest-americans-arrived-in-3-waves-not-1-dna-study-finds.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2012/07/Earliest-Americans-Arrived-in-Waves-DNA-Study-Finds.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/24826 Irish Origenes Interactive Castles of Ireland Map Part of Project to Pinpoint Irish Ancestors urn:md5:474d6505ed61420e3fa67cc17b263bf9 2012-06-25T11:15:00+02:00 2012-06-25T08:47:14+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_4/.Map_Castles_t.jpg" />The Irish Origenes website is designed specifically to show people with Irish ancestry how to use the results of a commercial ancestral DNA test to pinpoint where their Irish ancestors lived and it contains all the resources one will need to achieve this goal.<br /> <br /> However only about 60 percent of people with Irish ancestry will be related to the pre-Christian Celtic tribes, so if your recent Irish ancestors originally arrived in Ireland with the Vikings or later in 1169 AD with the Normans it can be difficult to pinpoint those ancestors to a specific location.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.irishcentral.com/news/-Irish-Origenes-interactive-castles-of-Ireland-map-part-of-project-to-pinpoint-Irish-ancestors-159927875.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2012/06/Irish-Origenes-Interactive-Castles-of-Ireland-Map-Part-of-Project-to-Pinpoint-Irish-Ancestors.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/24662 Discover Your Irish Genetic Ancestors urn:md5:b2269623a3c36157eb1b89722972de81 2012-05-03T13:15:00+02:00 2012-05-03T07:55:58+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_4/.1224315503586_1_t.jpg" />Whose blood courses through your veins? Could you be a descendant of a Viking warrior or a Berber pirate? Or perhaps you are related to the Uí Neill chieftains or the kings of Laighin (Leinster)? If so your genes will carry the proof, and a new company set up by scientists offers a service that can reveal your genetic heritage.<br /> <br /> Today sees the launch of “Ireland’s DNA”, a direct to customer genetic ancestry service. “We are planning it as a national project. The more people that get involved, the more we can understand about Irish history from the resulting dataset,” says Dr Gianpiero Cavalleri, one of three founders of the company.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/sciencetoday/2012/0503/1224315503586.html">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2012/05/Discover-Your-Irish-Genetic-Ancestors.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/24187 Genes Reveal Secrets of Ancient Peruvian Families urn:md5:bf39f97daae39918c3a61a45920c3e8c 2012-04-24T11:15:00+02:00 2012-04-24T09:20:39+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_4/.120423-chullpy_tompullo-hmed-937a.grid-6x2_t.jpg" />Genetic analyses of individuals buried in funereal monuments near a volcano in southern Peru have revealed the family relationships and burial traditions of ancient Peruvians that lived before Christopher Columbus sailed to the Americas.<br /> <br /> The ancient Peruvians buried their dead in "chullpas," structures resembling vertical tombs, which can be up to 6.5 feet high. Researchers hadn't known how the individuals buried within one chullpa were related. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/47145013/ns/technology_and_science-science/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2012/04/Genes-Reveal-Secrets-of-Ancient-Peruvian-Families.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/24111 DNA Tests Aim to Identify 17th Century Swiss Hero - and Killer - Jürg Jenatsch urn:md5:aa71be5ab91dc39f3dc53fc21d8ca869 2012-04-19T00:15:00+02:00 2012-04-18T09:49:12+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_4/.jenatsch9-32488716_t.jpg" />Archaeologists have reopened a grave in Switzerland to see if DNA testing can confirm it contains the body of 17th century Swiss hero - and killer - Jürg Jenatsch.<br /> <br /> Jenatsch is believed to be buried under the flagstones of Chur Cathedral in eastern Switzerland. A body purporting to be his was already exhumed in 1959 by the anthropologist Erik Hug, who identified him on the basis of the clothing and the large blow to the skull.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/culture/DNA_tests_aim_to_identify_17th_century_figure_.html?cid=32489350">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2012/04/DNA-Tests-Aim-to-Identify-17th-Century-Swiss-Hero-and-Killer-Jurg-Jenatsch.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/24064 Study Reveals 'Extraordinary' DNA of People in Scotland urn:md5:c67e4e3444f96c565093b2f0a1a869b7 2012-04-18T10:15:00+02:00 2012-04-18T09:15:34+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_4/._59698206_005745450-1_t.jpg" />The DNA of people living in Scotland has "extraordinary" and "unexpected" diversity, according to a new study. The Scotland's DNA project, led by Edinburgh University's Dr Jim Wilson, has tested almost 1,000 Scots in the last four months to determine the genetic roots of people in the country.<br /> <br /> The project discovered four new male lineages, which account for one in 10 Scottish men. It also found that actor Tom Conti is related to Napoleon Bonaparte.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-17740638">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2012/04/Study-Reveals-Extraordinary-DNA-of-People-in-Scotland.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/24056 Irish Kelly Clan Gathering to Hear of Genetic Links to Australian Outlaw Ned Kelly urn:md5:aeb07c5c9bddf1d616a53b709a5906e2 2012-03-28T10:15:00+02:00 2012-03-28T08:50:41+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_4/.1224313895543_1_t.jpg" />The genetic links of one of Australia’s most notorious and controversial outlaws – Ned Kelly – will be the focus of the next Kelly clan gathering in Dundrum, Co Tipperary, in May.<br /> <br /> Kelly was born in Australia about 1854 and earned a reputation as both a cold-blooded murderer as well as a freedom- fighting folk hero. He was captured and hanged in Melbourne in 1880 for his crimes.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2012/0326/1224313895543.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2012/03/Irish-Kelly-Clan-Gathering-to-Hear-of-Genetic-Links-to-Australian-Outlaw-Ned-Kelly.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/23839 30 Indonesian Women Founded Madagascar, Maybe by Accident urn:md5:720657821747e761063a2489b376b29c 2012-03-26T12:15:00+02:00 2012-03-26T08:50:12+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_4/.120321-MadagascarPhoto-hmed-0905a_files.grid-4x2_t.jpg" />The land of freaky animals and amazing biodiversity, Madagascar was also one of the last places to be settled by humans. And new research suggests that didn't happen until about 1,200 years ago.<br /> <br /> The colonization might even have been an accident, the researchers say. A small group of Indonesian women settled the island in one fell swoop, possibly making their way there after their trading vessel capsized.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46809678/ns/technology_and_science-science/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2012/03/30-Indonesian-Women-Founded-Madagascar-Maybe-by-Accident.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/23823 Following Genetic Footprints out of Africa: First Modern Humans Settled in Arabia urn:md5:0604728883b2cbecb089c97a160a8fc3 2012-01-27T18:15:00+01:00 2012-01-27T10:17:42+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_4/.120126123705_t.jpg" />A new study, using genetic analysis to look for clues about human migration over sixty thousand years ago, suggests that the first modern humans settled in Arabia on their way from the Horn of Africa to the rest of the world.<br /> <br /> Led by the University of Leeds and the University of Porto in Portugal, the study is recently published in American Journal of Human Genetics and provides intriguing insight into the earliest stages of modern human migration, say the researchers.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120126123705.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2012/01/Following-Genetic-Footprints-out-of-Africa%3A-First-Modern-Humans-Settled-in-Arabia.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/23257 Native Americans Hailed From Siberian Highlands, DNA Reveals urn:md5:c9738878819daaa564efbbcd661a5fd2 2012-01-27T10:15:00+01:00 2012-01-27T10:04:07+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_4/.altai-mts_t.jpg" />For nearly a century now, most scholars have agreed that the ancestors of Native Americans likely hailed from Siberia, trekking across the Bering Strait to Alaska via a long-gone land bridge. <br /> <br /> But certain aspects of the historic migration—including the settlers’ specific region of origin, when exactly they left it and what drove them to seek new lands—remain matters of debate to this day. A new DNA-based study published today in the American Journal of Human Genetics offers new insight into these questions.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.history.com/news/2012/01/26/native-americans-hailed-from-siberian-highlands-dna-reveals/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2012/01/Native-Americans-Hailed-From-Siberian-Highlands-DNA-Reveals.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/23253 With DNA Testing, Suddenly They Are Family urn:md5:4f424abcb05584d24b76ce18c083bc57 2012-01-24T11:15:00+01:00 2012-01-24T08:36:02+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_4/.DNA-articleInline_t.jpg" />Growing up, Khrys Vaughan always believed that she had inherited her looks and mannerisms from her father, and that her appreciation for tradition and old-fashioned gentility stemmed from her parents’ Southern roots. But those facets of her self-image crumbled when she was told, at age 42, that she had been adopted. <br /> <br /> She began searching for her origins, only to find out that her adoption records had been sealed, a common practice in the 1960s. Then Mrs. Vaughan stumbled across an ad from a DNA testing company offering to help people who had been adopted find clues to their ancestry and connections to blood relatives. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/24/us/with-dna-testing-adoptees-find-a-way-to-connect-with-family.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2012/01/With-DNA-Testing-Suddenly-They-Are-Family.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/23213 DNA Evidence Links Murder Case With Mayflower-Era Family urn:md5:c65d3ad4f2788e9b73aa52806b7d45d6 2012-01-12T09:15:00+01:00 2012-01-12T08:25:58+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_4/.yarborough-suspect_t.jpg" />Forgive Seattle-area sheriff’s deputies if they spend a little time in the history books these days. Or start asking a lot of questions about a 17th-century Massachusetts family.<br /> <br /> As deputies work to solve a 20-year-old Federal Way, Wash., murder, DNA has linked the suspect all the way back to the family of Robert Fuller, who was related to two people who came to the U.S. on the Mayflower. Unfortunately for law enforcement officials, Fuller first settled in Salem, Mass., in 1630. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/01/11/dna-evidence-links-murder-case-with-mayflower-era-family/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2012/01/DNA-Evidence-Links-Murder-Case-With-Mayflower-Era-Family.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/23073 South American and Mayan DNA Discovered in Southern Appalachians urn:md5:1f6925e3eea6f8b88ad47ae32e4e422b 2012-01-11T11:15:00+01:00 2012-01-11T08:45:28+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_4/.fece87ae21591af4a5b09f67357e6d70_t.jpg" />Southeastern Indians were irate after several non-Native Americans mocked their traditions while commenting on an archaeological discovery of Maya place names and apparent Itza Maya ruins in the Georgia Mountains.<br /> <br /> The Creek Indians of Georgia went on the warpath after an Atlanta Journal-Constitution article about the discovery only interviewed four non-Native Americans, who had no professional backgrounds in Mesoamerican archaeology and architecture.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.examiner.com/native-american-history-in-national/south-american-and-mayan-dna-discovered-southern-appalachians">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2012/01/South-American-and-Mayan-DNA-Discovered-in-Southern-Appalachians.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/23067 Chinese Scientists Finish Sequencing Genghis Khan Descendant's Genome urn:md5:5b12db60da0a50906e4910dd19ebd1ed 2011-12-19T14:15:00+01:00 2011-12-19T14:18:43+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_3/.220px-YuanEmperorAlbumGenghisPortrait_t.jpg" />Scientists said on Sunday that they have finished sequencing the genome of a direct descendant of Genghis Khan. Zhou Huanmin, project leader and head of the biological research lab at the Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, said Sunday that this was the first individual genome sequencing of a Mongolian.<br /> <br /> The blood donator was a male only identified as one of Genghis Khan's 34th-generation offspring from the Sunit Tribe, which is based in the Xilingol league (prefecture) in Inner Mongolia.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2011-12/18/c_131313601.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2011/12/Chinese-Scientists-Finish-Sequencing-Genghis-Khan-Descendant-s-Genome.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/22903 Massive Population Drop Found for Native Americans, DNA Shows urn:md5:ea5c2a292ccddb729d0e0dd11caa8dfd 2011-12-07T09:15:00+01:00 2011-12-07T08:22:31+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_3/.native-american-numbers-shrank-europeans-disease_44905_600x450_t.jpg" />The number of Native Americans quickly shrank by roughly half following European contact about 500 years ago, according to a new genetic study. The finding supports historical accounts that Europeans triggered a wave of disease, warfare, and enslavement in the New World that had devastating effects for indigenous populations across the Americas.<br /> <br /> Using samples of ancient and modern mitochondrial DNA—which is passed down only from mothers to daughters—the researchers calculated a demographic history for American Indians.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/12/111205-native-americans-europeans-population-dna-genetics-science/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2011/12/Massive-Population-Drop-Found-for-Native-Americans-DNA-Shows.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/22785 International Teachers Go Genographic urn:md5:b0386bc1efd875404dd40354f8cdb112 2011-11-23T10:15:00+01:00 2011-11-23T08:44:46+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_3/.IMG_0415-480x360_t.jpg" />The story of humanity’s journey can be found within each of us—encoded in our DNA. In 2005, National Geographic and IBM, with support from the Waitt Family Foundation, launched the Genographic Project, which aims to provide the first true ‘snapshot’ picture of how each of us moved out of Africa and around the globe 60,000 years ago.<br /> <br /> With over a quarter of a million people already taking part, the project is gathering and analyzing the world’s largest collection of anthropological DNA samples in the hope it will capture this information before modern-day influences erase it forever.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2011/11/22/international-teachers-go-genographic/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2011/11/International-Teachers-Go-Genographic.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/22655 Quebec’s Earliest Settlers Left Strongest Genetic Imprint on Province urn:md5:ed1cdd2611303e7c2c6d05683cd5102c 2011-11-04T10:15:00+01:00 2011-11-04T09:39:27+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_3/.quebecers_t.jpg" />The first settlers to colonize the wilderness of northeastern Quebec had more offspring and were more successful in passing on their genes than those who followed, according to a genealogical research published Thursday in the journal Science.<br /> <br /> The study, conducted by Canadian and Swiss researchers, looked at the genealogy of more than 1.2 million Canadians in the recently colonized Quebec regions of Charlevoix and Saguenay-Lac St. Jean.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://news.nationalpost.com/2011/11/03/quebecs-earliest-settlers-left-strongest-genetic-imprint-on-province-study/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2011/11/Quebecs-Earliest-Settlers-Left-Strongest-Genetic-Imprint-on-Province.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/22470 DNA Solves Mystery of Unknown Scots Soldier urn:md5:82223ce636e68746b1db3170be38ae03 2011-10-20T12:15:00+02:00 2011-10-20T09:04:48+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_3/.2094153504_t.jpg" />He lay in a single shallow grave on the fringes of a battlefield in northern France for 90 years, his two regimental collar badges among the little remains of the unknown Scots soldier.<br /> <br /> No-one had talked much about former Coatbridge man Alexander Johnston over time, the name only rarely coming up in conversation when old photo books were opened up and shared by his family.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/dna-solves-mystery-of-unknown-scots-soldier-1.1130214">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2011/10/DNA-Solves-Mystery-of-Unknown-Scots-Soldier.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/22309 Scientists to Unlock the Secrets of Long Life by Unravelling DNA of World's Oldest Woman urn:md5:17fbf67a092f4bf45c02a49b6a573347 2011-10-18T12:15:00+02:00 2011-10-18T09:21:46+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_3/.article-2049447-0E615EC300000578-900_468x309_t.jpg" />Scientists are studying the DNA of a woman who was the world's oldest person until her death at the age of 115, in the belief it could contain the secrets to long life. Dutch woman Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper was born in 1890 and became the word's oldest person in May 2004 before her death in August the following year.<br /> <br /> What made her even more remarkable was the fact she remained mentally sharp right up until her death. She showed no signs of Alzheimer's disease which most experts assume would be inevitable for someone of her years.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2049447/Scientists-unlock-secrets-long-life-unravelling-DNA-worlds-oldest-woman.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2011/10/Scientists-to-Unlock-the-Secrets-of-Long-Life-by-Unravelling-DNA-of-World-s-Oldest-Woman.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/22277 Black Death DNA Unravelled urn:md5:907faab6a530cd960d6fb71d77ea056f 2011-10-14T12:15:00+02:00 2011-10-14T08:59:34+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_3/.Yersinia_pestis_bacteria_t.jpg" />Scientists used the degraded strands to reconstruct the entire genetic code of the deadly bacterium. It is the first time experts have succeeded in drafting the genome of an ancient pathogen, or disease-causing agent.<br /> <br /> The researchers found that a specific strain of the plague bug Yersinia pestis caused the pandemic that killed 100 million Europeans - between 30 per cent and 50 per cent of the total population - in just five years between 1347 and 1351.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/8823748/Black-death-DNA-unravelled.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2011/10/Black-Death-DNA-Unravelled.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/22243 New Genetic Evidence Links Spanish Americans of Southwest to Jews urn:md5:2f73014df0998350912c4ad3f99462c6 2011-09-29T11:15:00+02:00 2011-09-29T08:10:49+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_3/.index_t.jpg" />A group of researchers in the United States and Ecuador analyzed DNA from two communities who trace back to Spanish colonial times: one in the San Luis Valley of southern Colorado and northern New Mexico, which includes Conjehos County, and one in the Loja Province of southern Ecuador.<br /> <br /> The study found “observable Sephardic ancestry” in both communities and calculated Jewish ancestry among the Lojanos at about 5 to 10 percent and among the Spanish Americans, also called Hispanos, at about 1 to 5 percent.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.jta.org/news/article/2011/09/28/3089635/new-genetic-evidence-links-spanish-americans-of-southwest-to-jews">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2011/09/New-genetic-evidence-links-Spanish-Americans-of-Southwest-to-Jews.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/22071 Ned Kelly's Remains Identified After 130 Years urn:md5:188e813d6188b40bacd3b28926020963 2011-09-12T17:15:00+02:00 2011-09-12T14:39:42+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_3/.Ned_Kelly_in_1880_t.jpg" />It was one of the longest-enduring and most baffling mysteries to face Australian historians and scientists: what ever happened to the body of famed bush ranger and folk hero Ned Kelly? <br /> <br /> But 130 years after Kelly was hanged for the murder of three policemen in Old Melbourne Gaol, the nation has finally got an answer. Researchers from the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine have announced that, after an exhaustive 20-month search that included testing of more than 30 skeletons and a trip to Argentina, Kelly's remains have been positively identified. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/australiaandthepacific/australia/8734427/Ned-Kellys-remains-identified-after-130-years.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2011/09/Ned-Kelly-s-Remains-Identified-After-130-Years.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/21895 Remains of Australian Outlaw Ned Kelly Identified urn:md5:b0dcafbc536db4740ef16af15514136f 2011-09-01T18:15:00+02:00 2011-09-01T15:45:23+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_3/._55065866_41241893_t.jpg" />The headless remains of Australian outlaw Ned Kelly have been identified, 130 years after he was hanged for murder, officials have said. His body was dumped into a mass grave, later transferred to another mass grave and again exhumed in 2009.<br /> <br /> Although his skull is still missing the body was identified by comparing a DNA sample with that of a relative. Ned Kelly was seen by many as a cold-blooded killer and others as a folk hero of Irish-Australian resistance.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-14742311">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2011/09/Remains-of-Australian-Outlaw-Ned-Kelly-Identified.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/21796 DNA Study Deals Blow to Theory of European Origins urn:md5:83b69b290b1e1f3f408ca4128c89dbff 2011-08-25T13:15:00+02:00 2011-08-25T09:38:53+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_3/._54778012_c0097645-stone-age_cave_paintings__chauvet__france_t.jpg" />A new study deals a blow to the idea that most European men are descended from farmers who migrated from the Near East 5,000-10,000 years ago. The findings challenge previous research showing that the genetic signature of the farmers displaced that of Europe's indigenous hunters.<br /> <br /> The latest research leans towards the idea that most of Europe's males trace a line of descent to stone-age hunters. But the authors say more work is needed to answer this question. The study, by an international team, is published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-14630012">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2011/08/DNA-Study-Deals-Blow-to-Theory-of-European-Origins.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/21732 Viking Ancestry Explored on the Isle of Man by Researchers urn:md5:129495da1d1357bc7f537103cb461647 2011-08-03T10:15:00+02:00 2011-08-03T08:47:18+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_3/._51080724_viking2_t.jpg" />Researching your family tree can only go back so far in time before records become patchy. Now genealogists from the University of Leicester are using DNA tests to trace Manx ancestry back to the Viking era.<br /> <br /> Local men with popular Manx surnames are being asked to give a DNA sample to help researchers explore the links between Y chromosomes, surnames and common ancestry. The investigation starts on Saturday, 19 February 2011 at the Manx Museum.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/isleofman/hi/people_and_places/newsid_9386000/9386448.stm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2011/08/Viking-Ancestry-Explored-on-the-Isle-of-Man-by-Researchers.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/21634 iGENEA's King Tut claims urn:md5:43fc6923706d75a1495f99c8436706fc 2011-08-02T22:15:00+02:00 2011-08-02T09:54:49+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_2/.king_tut_t.jpg" />Interesting article by <a href="http://dienekes.blogspot.com/2011/08/igeneas-king-tut-claims.html">Dienekes Pontikos</a>: <em>"iGENEA is a Swiss ancestry analysis company which I had deservedly mocked a couple of years ago because of its ridiculous claims. Now, they have done it again, pretending to be able to link men with a particular R1b1a2 haplotype with King Tut. Note that the Y-chromosome of King Tut has never been published, and speculation about it is based on some screencaps from a Discovery Channel documentary that may or may not belong to the Pharaoh."</em><br /> <br /> <a href="http://dienekes.blogspot.com/2011/08/igeneas-king-tut-claims.html">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2011/08/iGENEA-s-King-Tut-claims.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/21625 Remains of 12 WWII Servicemen Identified urn:md5:9a5f1d2e100f984ba8c74167888b0883 2011-07-30T03:15:00+02:00 2011-07-29T10:27:19+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_2/.Memorial_Day_at_Arlington_National_Cemetery_t.jpg" />The Pentagon has identified the remains of 12 World War II servicemen. The military said Thursday they died in a plane crash in Papua New Guinea on Oct 27, 1943. Their remains will be buried Monday at Arlington National Cemetery.<br /> <br /> They are Army Air Forces 1st Lt. Jack Volz of Indianapolis; 2nd Lt. Regis Dietz of Pittsburgh; 2nd Lt. Edward Lake of Brooklyn, N.Y; 2nd Lt. Martin Murray of Lowell, Mass.; 2nd Lt. William Shryock of Gary, Ind.; Tech. Sgt. Robert Wren of Seattle; Tech. Sgt. Hollis Smith of Cove, Ark.; Staff Sgt. Berthold Chastain of Dalton, Ga.; Staff Sgt. Clyde Green of Erie, Pa.; Staff Sgt. Frederick Harris of Medford, Mass.; Staff Sgt. Claude Ray of Coffeyville, Kan.; and Staff Sgt. Claude Tyler of Landover, Md.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://online.wsj.com/article/AP80dd659c19e14cb09b46f34f42880686.html">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2011/07/Remains-of-12-WWII-Servicemen-Identified.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/21587 Pentagon Identifies Remains of 5 Servicemen Missing from WWII urn:md5:15341cb981f71b006a3120e4bd3d59ec 2011-06-23T19:15:00+02:00 2011-06-23T09:41:11+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_2/.B25Midland08_t.jpg" />The remains of five U.S. Army Air Force servicemen whose plane crashed in the Philippines during WWII have been identified, the U.S. Department of Defense announced today. The Pentagon said the men went missing on April 3, 1945, after taking off in a B-25J Mitchell bomber from Palawan Field, Philippines.<br /> <br /> Although some witnesses later claimed to have seen the plane crash in a swampy area and remains were found, the evidence was not substantial enough to discern their identities. The remains were exhumed from unmarked graves three times since the crash in an effort to identify the men.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://content.usatoday.com/communities/ondeadline/post/2011/06/remains-of-five-wwii-sodiers-identified/1">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2011/06/Pentagon-Identifies-Remains-of-5-Servicemen-Missing-from-WWII.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/21259 Archaeological Evidence Reveals That Half of Britons Have German DNA urn:md5:3a9867745d569faff52668fdd58feeb1 2011-06-23T15:15:00+02:00 2011-06-23T09:44:06+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_2/.AngloSaxons_05_t.jpg" />Geneticists have revealed that according to archaeological evidence, 50 per cent of Britons are German. It may shock those who take pride in quoting a world cup triumph and the outcome of two wars as signs of British superiority. <br /> <br /> It is already known that tribes from northern Europe invaded Britain after the Romans left in around 410AD. But scientists now say that around half of Britons have German blood gushing through their veins. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2011/06/archaeological-evidence-reveals-that.html">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2011/06/Archaeological-evidence-reveals-that-half-of-Britons-have-German-DNA.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/21268 US Identifies Remains of Soldier Missing Since 1951 urn:md5:2555c516a18dda28c0a5c9258eba03d3 2011-06-14T09:15:00+02:00 2011-06-14T07:51:56+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_2/.ALeqM5iDPiIS_enlUhIrG07lpSf2SqdRtA_t.jpg" />Sixty years after vanishing on the battlefields of the Korean War and 20 years after being shipped back in a coffin, the remains of a US soldier have been identified using DNA testing.<br /> <br /> The Pentagon said Monday it had identified Corporal A.V. Scott, who went missing in 1951 at age 27 and was sent back in one of 208 coffins bearing the remains of 200 to 400 soldiers returned between 1991 and 1994.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5h_pvpMCrzvndcT7p9yUa0B65GueA?docId=CNG.8406db1e093117b0092f90d4877b9c88.11">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2011/06/US-Identifies-Remains-of-Soldier-Missing-Since-1951.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/21159 North America Was Populated by No More Than 70 People 14,000 Years Ago urn:md5:e83c69a382ea9f59263066f724f46918 2011-05-12T21:15:00+02:00 2011-05-17T11:58:33+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_2/.article-0-002D7B6400000258-188_634x428_t.jpg" />Professor Hey, of Rutgers University, was quoted in Live Science as saying his method favoured 'actual genetic data over estimates used in previous calculations'. He said: 'The estimated effective size of the founding population for the New World is about 70 individuals.'<br /> <br /> Archeological evidence supports his calculation that the initial settlement of North America occurred between 12,000 and 14,000 years ago. He said: 'The beauty of the new methodology is that it uses actual DNA sequences collected from Asian peoples and Native Americans, an approach that can provide a detailed portrait of historical populations.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1385290/North-America-populated-70-people-claims-stunning-new-DNA-research.html">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2011/05/Initial-Settlement-of-North-America-Numbered-Only-70-People.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/20939 DNA Solves Family Mystery of Lost World War I Soldier urn:md5:9b16989ef991586e737301424e1bf592 2011-04-28T15:15:00+02:00 2011-04-28T10:02:40+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_2/.51604431189fb065ec81492cd0b78a21_resized_t.jpg" />Julie Hunt knew her great-uncle was killed in World War I and that his body had never been found. But what she could never have imagined was that her grandfather’s brother Matthew Hepple finally would be formally identified through DNA testing.<br /> <br /> He was one of hundreds of Australian soldiers whose remains were found 95 years after their death, buried at Fromelles. Not only did this bring closure for Ms Hunt and solve a long family mystery but it also gave her the opportunity to meet distant relatives for the first time.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://express-advocate-wyong.whereilive.com.au/news/story/dna-solves-family-mystery-of-lost-world-war-i-soldier/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2011/04/DNA-Solves-Family-Mystery-of-Lost-World-War-I-Soldier.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/20806 Titanic's Unknown Child Given New, Final Identity urn:md5:a78dc190e16f5f8ee1633c5864d1980e 2011-04-26T18:15:00+02:00 2011-04-26T16:53:19+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_2/.baby-pic-sized_t.jpg" />Five days after the passenger ship the Titanic sank, the crew of the rescue ship Mackay-Bennett pulled the body of a fair-haired, roughly 2-year-old boy out of the Atlantic Ocean on April 21, 1912. Along with many other victims, his body went to a cemetery in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where the crew of the Mackay-Bennett had a headstone dedicated to the "unknown child" placed over his grave.<br /> <br /> When it sank, the Titanic took the lives of 1,497 of the 2,209 people aboard with it. Some bodies were recovered, but names remained elusive, while others are still missing. But researchers believe that they have finally resolved the identity of the unknown child -- concluding that he was 19-month-old Sidney Leslie Goodwin from England.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.livescience.com/13859-titanic-unknown-child-identification-sidney-goodwin.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2011/04/Titanic-s-Unknown-Child-Given-New-Final-Identity.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/20782 14 More Fromelles Diggers Named urn:md5:149116285cf2b49abcafe92087c81160 2011-04-07T22:15:00+02:00 2011-04-07T18:31:48+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_2/.fromelles2b_t.jpg" />A further 14 World War I Australian soldiers killed in the 1916 Battle of Fromelles have been identified. Veterans Affairs Minister Warren Snowdon said the diggers, originally from NSW, Victoria, Queensland and South Australia, were among 250 Australian and British soldiers recovered from mass graves in Pheasant Wood, France, in 2009.<br /> <br /> Mr Snowdon said it brought the total number of Australians identified at Fromelles to 110. But, of the 250 recovered soldiers, 100 Australians and two Britons remain unnamed. The Battle of Fromelles on July 19, 1916, was the first action in which Australian troops fought on the Western Front. It proved disastrous.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/national/9157743/14-more-fromelles-diggers-named/">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2011/04/14-more-Fromelles-diggers-named.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/20611 DNA Ancestry Portrait: From Saliva in Your Mouth to Wall Art urn:md5:a98a5b4471b3cc84d91832721056d6be 2011-02-24T19:15:00+01:00 2011-02-24T19:09:57+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_2/.DNAportrait_ars_t.jpg" />What would you do with a giant QR code—you know, the kind of URL you can scan with your phone—of your DNA ancestry? When I was asked this question, I didn't know the answer. Does anyone really have a need or want for a huge QR code that lets people see details about your family history? And for $440 (or more) a pop?<br /> <br /> Balk at the price all you want, but someone is apparently buying these things. The company behind them, DNA 11, creates a number of different personalized portraits (some of which Ars has given away in the past, in fact), including standard DNA portraits, fingerprint portraits, and kiss portraits.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://arstechnica.com/science/reviews/2011/02/dna-ancestry-portrait-from-saliva-in-your-mouth-to-wall-art.ars">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2011/02/DNA-Ancestry-Portrait%3A-From-Saliva-in-Your-Mouth-to-Wall-Art.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/20154 Amelia Earhart Spit Samples to Help Lick Mystery? urn:md5:01096a6c9174433781ab2d1ab4d4725b 2011-02-19T08:15:00+01:00 2011-02-18T23:15:29+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="amelia-earhart-saliva-examined_32397_600x450.jpg, Feb 2011" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_2/.amelia-earhart-saliva-examined_32397_600x450_t.jpg" />Amelia Earhart's dried spit could help solve the longstanding mystery of the aviator's 1937 disappearance, according to scientists who plan to harvest her DNA from envelopes. Using Earhart's genes, a new project aims to create a genetic profile that could be used to test recent claims that <a href="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2010/12/Amelia-Earhart-s-Finger-Bone-Recovered.html">her bones have been discovered</a>.<br /> <br /> Right now, "anyone can go and find a turtle shell and be like 'I found Amelia Earhart's remains,'" said Justin Long of Burnaby, Canada, whose family is partially funding the DNA project.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/02/110218-amelia-earhart-spit-dna-mystery-disappearance-saliva-science/">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2011/02/Amelia-Earhart-Spit-Samples-to-Help-Lick-Mystery.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/20101 DNA Could Solve 170-Year-Old Mystery Of Fate Of Central Texas Pioneer urn:md5:2569f9dc86a35da1971bddffedd19d1e 2011-02-10T14:15:00+01:00 2011-02-10T10:07:58+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="James-Coryell-Grave.jpg, Feb 2011" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_2/.James-Coryell-Grave_t.jpg" />Experts from the Smithsonian institution will spend Thursday and Friday taking DNA samples from remains found in a grave in a slave cemetery in Falls County that’s believed to be the final resting place of early Texas Ranger and Central Texas pioneer James Coryell.<br /> <br /> This week, Texas Historical Commission archaeologists excavated the grave to unearth the remains from which the DNA samples will be taken. They’ll be compared to DNA samples from some of Coryell’s collateral relatives, who were found living outside of Texas.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.kwtx.com/home/headlines/DNA_Could_Solve_170-Year-Old_Mystery_About_Fate_Of_Central_Texas_Pioneer_115682404.html">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2011/02/DNA-Could-Solve-170-Year-Old-Mystery-Of-Fate-Of-Central-Texas-Pioneer.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/20007 UK's Ancient Secrets May be Buried with Old Bones urn:md5:bcee8b00e7995e9dd464ec712313dfec 2011-02-08T15:09:00+01:00 2011-02-08T10:10:38+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="human-bones-thumb9467139.jpg, Feb 2011" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_2/.human-bones-thumb9467139_t.jpg" />Top British archaeologists are urging the government to rethink a law requiring human remains be reburied, warning it risks undermining years of research into the island's ancient peoples and study of their DNA.<br /> <br /> The row stems from the reinterpretation of a law introduced in 2008 by the Ministry of Justice. The rule states human bones discovered in England and Wales since that time, regardless of their age, must be re-interred after two years.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/02/07/us-britain-bones-reburial-idUSTRE7160T720110207">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2011/02/UK-s-Ancient-Secrets-May-be-Buried-with-Old-Bones.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/19976 Viking Ancestry Explored on the Isle of Man by Researchers urn:md5:79b4cfe0edb4c6ff3a76454a60100456 2011-02-04T12:05:00+01:00 2011-02-04T09:23:44+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="Tynwald.jpg, Feb 2011" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_2/.Tynwald_t.jpg" />Researching your family tree can only go back so far in time before records become patchy. Now genealogists from the University of Leicester are using DNA tests to trace Manx ancestry back to the Viking era.<br /> <br /> Local men with popular Manx surnames are being asked to give a DNA sample to help researchers explore the links between Y chromosomes, surnames and common ancestry. The investigation starts on Saturday, 19 February 2011 at the Manx Museum.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/isleofman/hi/people_and_places/newsid_9386000/9386448.stm">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2011/02/Viking-Ancestry-Explored-on-the-Isle-of-Man-by-Researchers.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/19947 Genetic Study Uncovers New Path to Polynesia urn:md5:015c3950469b44361f3e8ddf4f264090 2011-02-03T22:29:00+01:00 2011-02-03T22:29:54+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="Polynesia.jpg, Feb 2011" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_2/.Polynesia_t.jpg" />The islands of Polynesia were first inhabited around 3,000 years ago. The most commonly accepted view, based on archaeological and linguistic evidence as well as genetic studies, is that Pacific islanders were the latter part of a migration south and eastwards from Taiwan which began around 4,000 years ago.<br /> <br /> But the Leeds research -- published February 3 in The American Journal of Human Genetics -- has found that the link to Taiwan does not stand up to scrutiny. In fact, the DNA of current Polynesians can be traced back to migrants from the Asian mainland who had already settled in islands close to New Guinea some 6-8,000 years ago.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110203124726.htm">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2011/02/Genetic-Study-Uncovers-New-Path-to-Polynesia.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/19936 DNA Test Urged to See if Lincoln's Assassin Escaped Death urn:md5:42b8eb44286ea08b6f0ab9c272a63b0b 2011-01-05T17:09:00+01:00 2011-01-05T17:09:16+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="John_Wilkes_Booth.jpg, Jan 2011" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_2/.John_Wilkes_Booth_t.jpg" />Descendants of Abraham Lincoln's assassin are pushing for a DNA test finally to resolve whether John Wilkes Booth escaped his well-recorded shooting death and lived for 40 years in Texas and Oklahoma. <br /> <br /> Booth, an actor and Confederate sympathiser, shot the 16th President of the United States in the back of the head during a performance of Our American Cousin at Ford's Theatre in Washington DC. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/8227196/DNA-test-urged-to-see-if-Lincolns-assassin-escaped-death.html">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2011/01/DNA-Test-Urged-to-See-if-Lincoln-s-Assassin-Escaped-Death.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/19634 Lab Scans Bones that may Belong to Amelia Earhart urn:md5:cac1465eea0d0618ba519a55c00c3af8 2010-12-17T21:51:00+01:00 2010-12-17T21:52:59+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="Amelia_Earhart.jpg, Dec 2010" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_2/.Amelia_Earhart_t.jpg" />Three bone fragments found on a deserted South Pacific island are being analyzed to determine if they belong to Amelia Earhart — tests that could finally prove she died as a castaway after failing in her 1937 quest to become the first woman to fly around the world.<br /> <br /> Scientists at the University of Oklahoma hope to extract DNA from the bones, which were found earlier this year by a Delaware group dedicated to the recovery of historic aircraft.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5g_ZGxY63zVYDwEQuJOmToToevGAA?docId=54e18e9e0ce84a57b82798c7488e877b">Source &amp; Full Story</a><br /><br />Read also <a href="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2010/12/Amelia-Earhart-s-Finger-Bone-Recovered.html">Amelia Earhart's Finger Bone Recovered?</a><br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2010/12/Lab-Scans-Bones-that-may-Belong-to-Amelia-Earhart.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/19539 Identifying Saxon Princess Eadgyth urn:md5:44c982ae1c5d75367d0d13a6238fa105 2010-11-27T22:18:00+01:00 2010-11-27T22:18:51+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="Eadgyth.jpg, Nov 2010" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog%20EN/.Eadgyth_t.jpg" />When German archaeologists discovered bones in the tomb of Queen Eadgyth in Magdeburg Cathedral, they looked to Bristol to provide the crucial scientific evidence that the remains were indeed those of the English royal. Dr Alistair Pike in the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology tells Hannah Johnson how tiny samples of tooth enamel proved the identity of a Saxon queen.<br /> <br /> Teeth provide remarkable evidence about the early years of an individual’s life. The region where a person grew up can be traced in the tooth enamel laid down in their first 14 years because strontium and oxygen isotope ratios in the teeth reflect the food a person ate and the water they drank. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://bristol.ac.uk/news/2010/7322.html">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2010/11/Identifying-Saxon-Princess-Eadgyth.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/19346 First Americans 'Reached Europe Five Centuries Before Columbus Voyages' urn:md5:009c8926f8f28ad8f4b1442dabc9fe3f 2010-11-17T08:58:00+01:00 2010-11-17T08:58:23+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="columbus-not-first.jpg, Nov 2010" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog%20EN/.columbus-not-first_t.jpg" />Scientists tracing the genetic origins of an Icelandic family believe the first American arrived in Europe around the 10th century, a full five hundred years before Columbus set off on his first voyage of discovery in 1492.<br /> <br /> Norse sagas suggest the Vikings discovered the Americas centuries before Columbus and the latest data seems to support the hypothesis that they may have brought American Indians back with them to northern Europe. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/8138884/First-Americans-reached-Europe-five-centuries-before-Columbus-voyages.html">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2010/11/First-Americans-Reached-Europe-Five-Centuries-Before-Columbus-Voyages.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/19232 DNA 11 Ancestry Portraits Unlock the Secrets of Genetic Lineage urn:md5:5d05cdfc8c86389a141193675c7a64ae 2010-11-16T19:11:00+01:00 2010-11-16T19:11:35+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="dna11-ancestry-portrait.jpg, Nov 2010" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog%20EN/.dna11-ancestry-portrait_t.jpg" />DNA 11, the company that brought <a href="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2010/11/World-renowned%20designer%20and%20futurist,%20Karim%20Rashid,%20whom%20TIME%20Magazine%20declared%20the%20%22Most%20Famous%20Industrial%20Designer%20in%20All%20the%20Americas%22,%20was%20the%20first%20to%20encode%20his%20maternal%20ancestry%20in%20a%20DNA%2011%20Ancestry%20Portrait.">DNA Art</a> to the masses, is going back in history for its latest art from life masterpiece – the <a href="http://www.dna11.com/dna-ancestry.asp">DNA Ancestry Portrait</a>. Premiering on Thursday at the opening of the WIRED Store in New York, DNA Ancestry Portraits combine the science of genealogy with the technology of the mobile and social web to create a new form of augmented art.<br /> <br /> World-renowned designer and futurist, Karim Rashid, whom TIME Magazine declared the "Most Famous Industrial Designer in All the Americas", was the first to encode his maternal ancestry in a DNA 11 Ancestry Portrait.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.prweb.com/releases/2010/11/prweb4793054.htm">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2010/11/DNA-11-Ancestry-Portraits-Unlock-the-Secrets-of-Genetic-Lineage.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/19223 When Genetics and Genealogies Tell Different Stories - Maternal Lineages in Gaspesia urn:md5:594d9e49bf9d057af803fb19182adf6e 2010-11-16T08:30:00+01:00 2010-11-16T08:30:16+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="gaspemap.jpg, Nov 2010" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog%20EN/.gaspemap_t.jpg" />Data from uniparentally inherited genetic systems were used to trace evolution of human populations. Reconstruction of the past primarily relies on variation in present-day populations, limiting historical inference to lineages that are found among living subjects. <br /> <br /> Our analysis of four population groups in the Gaspé Peninsula, demonstrates how this may occasionally lead to erroneous interpretations. Mitochondrial DNA analysis of Gaspesians revealed an important admixture with Native Americans.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1469-1809.2010.00617.x/abstract">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2010/11/When-Genetics-and-Genealogies-Tell-Different-Stories-Maternal-Lineages-in-Gaspesia.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/19217 Scientists Exhume Body of Famed 16th Century Astronomer Tycho Brahe to Finally Solve Murder Mystery urn:md5:01f2a997bc4a5cc4cf905e1d73197fdb 2010-11-15T22:04:00+01:00 2010-11-15T22:04:58+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="tycho-brahe.jpg, Nov 2010" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog%20EN/.tycho-brahe_t.jpg" />An international team of scientists was opening the tomb of a famous 16th-century Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe in an effort to shed light on his sudden and mysterious death. Brahe, born in 1546, had been in Prague at the invitation of the Holy Roman Emperor Rudolph II after leaving his scientific observatory on the island of Hven after a falling-out with the Danish king.<br /> <br /> Brahe is believed to have been taking medicine that contained some mercury as a pain-reliever in the last few weeks of his life.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1329846/16th-century-astronomer-Tycho-Brahes-body-exhumed-solve-murder-mystery.html">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2010/11/Scientists-Exhume-Body-of-Famed-16th-Century-Astronomer-Tycho-Brahe-to-Finally-Solve-Murder-Mystery.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/19215 DNA Reveals Origins of First European Farmers urn:md5:eb563d44475dc686a306d40cdd287a9e 2010-11-10T10:26:00+01:00 2010-11-10T10:26:14+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="first-european-farmers.jpg, Nov 2010" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog%20EN/.first-european-farmers_t.jpg" />A team of international researchers led by ancient DNA experts from the University of Adelaide has resolved the longstanding issue of the origins of the people who introduced farming to Europe some 8000 years ago.<br /> <br /> A detailed genetic study of one of the first farming communities in Europe, from central Germany, reveals marked similarities with populations living in the Ancient Near East (modern-day Turkey, Iraq and other countries) rather than those from Europe.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/11/101109172344.htm">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2010/11/DNA-Reveals-Origins-of-First-European-Farmers.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/19158 DNA Fingerprinting Traces Global Path of Plague urn:md5:017daf428151c71263a74496e67db51a 2010-11-05T22:57:00+01:00 2010-11-05T22:57:14+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="yersinia-pestis.jpg, Nov 2010" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://nachrichten.geneanet.org/public/Blog%20EN/.yersinia-pestis_t.jpg" />Researchers from Ireland, China, France, Germany and the United States, including Northern Arizona University's Paul Keim and David Wagner, have turned back the clock to examine the past 10,000 years of global plague disease events. Their findings regarding the plague pathogen, Yersinia pestis, will be published in an upcoming issue of the journal, Nature Genetics.<br /> <br /> Tracing its evolution, the plague spread over various historical trade routes as early as the 15th century. Chinese admiral and explorer Zheng He's travels may have taken the plague to central Africa. The Silk Road, which led from China to Western Asia and on to Europe as described by Marco Polo, also may have served as an avenue for disease. The latest plague pandemic of the late 1800s still persists today in wild rodents throughout the western United States.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/11/101105151012.htm">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2010/11/DNA-Fingerprinting-Traces-Global-Path-of-Plague.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/19119 DNA Shows Remains are Romania Ex-Dictator Ceausescu urn:md5:8ef506d4af26d92a6f4af19ff4f8cbf6 2010-11-03T13:01:00+01:00 2010-11-03T13:01:52+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="nicolae_ceausescu.jpg, Nov 2010" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog%20EN/.nicolae_ceausescu_t.jpg" />DNA tests confirmed Romanian communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu was buried in a grave in Bucharest, forensic experts said on Wednesday, lifting doubt over the ruler's burial place.<br /> <br /> Ceausescu ruled Romania from 1965 until he and his wife Elena were captured and shot by firing squad on Christmas Day in 1989 after fleeing mass protests in Bucharest, marking the fall of communism in the southeast European country.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory?id=12042589">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2010/11/DNA-Shows-Remains-are-Romania-Ex-Dictator-Ceausescu.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/19082 Ozzy Osbourne Related to Vesuvius Survivors urn:md5:6fe419d5ff849611d3b27abe3a4edad5 2010-10-25T19:00:00+02:00 2010-10-25T18:00:28+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) DNA/Genetics <img title="ozzy_osbourne.jpg, Oct 2010" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog%20EN/.ozzy_osbourne_t.jpg" />Rock wildman Ozzy Osbourne has discovered how he managed to survive 40 years of drink and drug abuse - he's descended from Romans who lived through the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. The former Black Sabbath frontman has undergone complicated DNA testing for research scientists to map out his entire genetic make-up.<br /> <br /> Experts were then able to use his profile to determine his possible ancestors - and the rocker discovered he is related to legendary U.S. outlaw Jesse James and Romans who survived the Vesuvius eruption in the year 79 AD. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.contactmusic.com/news.nsf/story/osbourne-related-to-vesuvius-survivors_1176514">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2010/10/Ozzy-Osbourne-Related-to-Vesuvius-Survivors.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/19001