Genetic Genealogy in the News

Megan Smolenyak at Megan’s Roots World has some great links to recent news about genetic genealogy.  The first post is “Genealogical Round Up“, and the second is “More Genetic Genealogy.”  If you’re interested in GG, stop by.

I also saw a recent story in the IndyStar called “Unearthing Their Roots“, about African Americans using DNA in an attempt to identify their ancestral origin.  Although this exact topic has been very popular in the press this year, this article is more balanced than some.

By the way, I would like to remind everyone that Roots Television is a great resource for anyone who might be interested in genetic genealogy, or genealogy in general.  I especially enjoy seeing interviews and presentations from conferences that I am unable to attend.  It’s a wonderful resource.

I wish there was an online Science Television that presented material from all the conferences I can’t attend (oh man, if only I had more time!  It sure would be fun to go around interviewing scientists and recording meetings).

Blaine Bettinger

Intellectual property attorney, genealogist, and author of The Genetic Genealogist since 2007