Sunday, 9 October 2016

Using DNA to identify soldiers of the Western Front

One of the best presentations at the recent BIFHSGO conference is now available to all thanks to Maurice Gleeson having rerecorded it for YouTube.

Over 330,000 WWI soldiers are still missing-in-action, many of them on the Western Front. Every year the remains of 30-60 soldiers are found during routine farm work. This presentation explores the process for identifying these soldiers and how the role of DNA testing will continue to grow in importance over the next few years.



The presentation is also on the schedule for Genetic Genealogy Ireland 2016.

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