NCGS 2019 Fall Conference

A two-day event Friday and Saturday, 1-2 November 2019 at the McKimmon Conference and Training Center 1101 Gorman Street, Raleigh, NC Keynote Speaker: Roberta Estes Roberta Estes is a founding pioneer in the field of genetic genealogy. She is also the author of one of the most popular blogs on that subject: http://www.DNA-eXplained.com. Roberta has been … Continue reading NCGS 2019 Fall Conference

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