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FTDNA Conference 2011 – David Pike

At the Seventh International Family Tree DNA Conference for Group Administrators, David Pike, PhD presented a talk entitled “Phasing & Other Analysis of Family Finder Results.” David Pike SOURCE:  David Pike (Houston, Harris County, Texas); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on … Continue reading

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FTDNA Conference 2011 – Bruce Walsh

At the Seventh International Family Tree DNA Conference for Group Administrators, Bruce Walsh, PhD presented a talk entitled “Genetic Genealogy Q&A.”  I was particularly interested in this talk because, while I know quite a bit about Y-DNA and mitochondrial DNA … Continue reading

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FTDNA Conference 2011 – Spencer Wells

After introductory remarks by Bennett Greenspan and Max Blankfeld who announced, among other things, a new collaboration between Family Tree DNA and Archives.com, Spencer Wells, PhD took the podium to present “Genographic Project Update: New from the Field.” Spencer Wells SOURCE:  Spencer … Continue reading

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Seventh International Family Tree DNA Conference for Group Administrators

I attended the Seventh International Family Tree DNA Conference for Group Administrators which was held on 05 November 2011 – 06 November 2011.  I am an administrator for five surname projects at Family Tree DNA:  Busi, Czwalga/Swalga, Danko, Dziurzynski, and Niedzialkowski … Continue reading

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Morse and Morse on DNA

Today, Steve Morse and his daughter Megan presented a lecture on DNA at the California Genealogical Society and Library in Oakland, California. SOURCE: Steve, Megan, and Anita Morse (Oakland, Alameda County, California). Photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 13 June … Continue reading

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Updates on Family Tree DNA

At the recent Family Tree DNA 5th International Conference on Genetic Genealogy for Project Administrators, Bennett Greenspan and the staff from Family Tree DNA discussed new developments at Family Tree DNA. Continue reading

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Recombinational Loss of Heterozygosity (recLOH) in the Niedzialkowski DNA Project

I recently organized a Y-DNA study of my Niedzialkowski/Niedzialkoski cousins to try to confirm the relationship between two Worcester County, Massachusetts families. Continue reading

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My Genetic Ancestry

Late last year, I ordered several DNA tests from Family Tree DNA. Not all the results are in yet, but the results so far have provided good start on understanding my genetic ancestry. At the Southern California Genealogy Jamboree, I was able to meet with two of the folks from Family Tree DNA who were kind enough to help explain the results obtained so far. Continue reading

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The Danko Surname Study

I am pleased to announce the launch of the Danko Surname Study. Continue reading

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The Niedzialkowski Surname Study

The Niedzialkowski Surname Study is designed to study the realtionships among those with the surname Niedziałkowski and its variants. Continue reading

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