Study reveals “extraordinary” DNA of people in Scotland

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. The project discovered four new male lineages, … Continue reading Study reveals “extraordinary” DNA of people in Scotland

NGS Free Webinar Weekend Aug. 3-5, 2018

Recorded Webinar with Katherine D. Benbow Friday, August 3 @ 12:00 am - Sunday, August 5 @ 11:59 pm The North Carolina Genealogical Society is delighted to present: Katherine D. Benbow, BA, MSW, LCSW “DNA Testing: The Three Types We Use in Genealogy Research” This recorded Webinar will be freely available to the public from … Continue reading NGS Free Webinar Weekend Aug. 3-5, 2018

DNA-testing companies, pinpointing ethnicity and the truth

STUART LEAVENWORTH Tribune News Service SAN FRANCISCO — Curious about their roots, consumers are spending tens of millions of dollars each year getting their DNA tested and then proclaiming they are one-quarter Irish, 22 percent Scandinavian or 14 percent Native American. These pie charts of ethnicity make for great water-cooler conversation. But what about the … Continue reading DNA-testing companies, pinpointing ethnicity and the truth

Genealogy Tourism Is Booming as Americans Search for Identity in DNA and Abroad

By Kristen V. Brown for Gizmodo—Liza Lizarraga has spent hours combing through paper and digital archives to track her family’s history the old-fashioned way, and she has spit in a test tube to find out what morsels of her family’s history might be revealed by her DNA. In September, though, Lizarraga will walk the same … Continue reading Genealogy Tourism Is Booming as Americans Search for Identity in DNA and Abroad