Monday, March 30, 2009

Genetic Genealogy information


Naturally, as members of a common surname project, we are all interested in genetic genealogy. I would like to point you to a good article with lots of information at

I also want to specifically point out this part of that article, which to me makes the case for participating in our project:


Genetic genealogy gives genealogists a means to check or supplement the historical record with information from genetic data. A positive test match with another individual may:

● provide locations for further genealogical research

● help determine ancestral homeland

● discover living relatives

● validate existing research

● confirm or deny suspected connections between families

● prove or disprove theories regarding ancestry

That pretty much says it all! Keep working on your family tree and keep getting your friends and relatives involved!

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