Aprilstechtips' Genealogy Technology Toolbox
A look at aprilstechtips‘ genealogy technology toolbox: I came across a link to look up my ancestors a couple of days ago and since then I have been HOOKED! A few decades ago when I wanted to start a genealogy project it was so difficult I gave up, but today’s technology makes genealogy research so easy! Here’s some places to get started: Geni Family Search Best State Websites for...
Genealogy's Brave New World: 23andMe
In 1998, a group of scientists employed DNA analysis to prove that descendants of United States President Thomas Jefferson and descendants of Jefferson’s slave, Sally Hemings, shared a bloodline. That discovery irrevocably changed genealogy. Hard science could finally (dis)prove centuries-old oral history, history that had previously been dismissed because of a lack of documentary...
Christmas DNA Surname Project
In 2006, Oxford Ancestors, a United Kingdom-based personal genomics company, decided to test a hypothesis that all gentlemen of British origin with the surname Christmas descended from a single direct male line ancestor, playfully dubbed Father Christmas. After testing the Y-chromosomes of about a dozen Christmas men (half hailing fom England’s Surrey County with the other half...