Tuesday, 11 July 2006

Family Secrets Revealed by DNA Analysis

Earlier today I was asked to provide a short summary for the presentation I'll be making at the annual "Celebrate Your Anglo-Celtic Roots" conference of the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa. Read more about the conference, being held 22-24 September at Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, here. My presentation, Family Secrets Revealed by DNA Analysis, is on Saturday the 23rd. I don't like giving away the whole story so wrote a teaser

The record of your ancestry is written in your DNA. Its far from a complete record, but does contain information to be found in none of the conventional genealogical sources. Until recently we have been illiterate when it comes to reading that DNA record. Thanks to advances in science and technology, and the availability of commercial services for genealogists since 2000, DNA is starting to contribute to extending family histories and resolving uncertainties. The presentation is based on my own experience.

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