Today is National DNA and marks the anniversary of:
If you have been researching your ancestry for some time you will likely recall the moment when this fascinating tool began to be seen in a variety of genealogical journals, magazines, scientific publications and the concept of Surname and location DNA Projects.
Family Tree DNA (FTDNA) are the only company offering such projects and both my husband and I have projects for our One-Name Studies:
I do not profess to be an expert in the field of DNA, except to say that it can provide a fascinating insight to any genealogical or surname research project. DNA is not covered at all in the Pharos courses, but members of the Guild will aware of the offerings and expertise of a number of Guild members in this regard. Just last week the Guild’s webinar was about DNA and your One-Name study from Guild member and DNA expert, Maurice Gleeson – if you are a Guild member do watch the webinar.
There are a number of books on the subject and my personal favourite is from Blaine Bettinger and I talked about that book HERE
The Guild of One-Name Studies has an extensive DNA section written by DNA adviser, Susan Meates, on the website with a good number of pages available to the public and many more to members. We are very lucky to have a number of well known and respected DNA experts within our membership.
There are a number of DNA sales on today and unsurprisingly I believe it will be the subject of choice for #AncestryHour on Twitter, to whom thanks must go for the logo at the top of this post. I plan to take part and the hashtag is #DNADay & #DNA18.
I will do a small series on my DNA test results in the coming months, so stay tuned!