Saturday, December 13, 2003

Genealogy and Genetics

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Our DNA does not fade like an ancient parchment; it is not rust in the ground like the sword of a warrior long dead. It is not eroded by wind or rain, nor reduced to ruin by fire and earthquake. It is the traveler from an antique land who lives within us all. - Dr. Bryan Sykes, in The Seven Daughters of Eve

Famous DNA lists DNA Haplotypes (DNA signatures) for famous, or infamous, people:

International Society of Genetic Genealogy (ISOGG), new non-profit promoting greater understanding of the uses of DNA within genealogy, and support network for genetic genealogists. No dues, no treasury, donated web server space and donations. Side-by-side comparison charts of Y-chromosome and mtDNA testing services:

Genetealogy - Using DNA testing to learn about your genealogy and family history:

Interesting new development -- FREE lineage/DNA database to become available:
Articles - Utah project to link DNA, genealogy; Genetic markers may help Web users find kin:
Database to unearth roots:
Sorenson compiling huge DNA database:
   Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation:
A Family Tree in Every Gene, by Armand Marie Leroi:
Free login might be required

Also, Search (or upload) DNA results or GEDCOMS at YSearch:

Competing service: Ybase, Genealogy by numbers:
   Search by haplotype or surname - up to 49 markers

Another - World Families Network:

Family Tree DNA's service:

Great DNA links:

Chris Pomery's DNA Portal:

DNA 101: Y-Chromosome Testing:

Tracing Your Ancestry Through DNA:

y-Chromosome DNA Surname Projects, + Geographical and Ethnic Projects:

Extensive MUMMA DNA project (20-page PDF) explaining basic principles of analysis:

Basics of DNA, Molecular Biology and Genetic Genealogy:

Genetics & Genealogy Mail List:
  Join, browse or search messages at the Genealogy-DNA Mail List at

DNA Masterclass:

Cowan DNA Genealogy: , &

Try to put well in practice what you already know. In so doing, you will, in good time, discover the hidden things you now inquire about. - Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, 1606-1669

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