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2014 Genetic Genealogist of the Year Award

CeCe Moore receives Surname DNA Journal Award presented br Brad Larkin

The Surname DNA Journal award for Genetic Genealogist of the Year was presented today at the 10th International Conference on Genetic Genealogy  in Houston, Texas, USA.  This award recognizes genetic genealogists who have made an extremely valuable contribution to the field in the past year.   Nominees: This year’s other nominees have all made wonderful […]

Surname DNA Journal Sept 2014 News

New Article History, Adoption, and Regulation of Jewish Surnames in the Russian Empire, A Review By Dr. Jeffrey Mark Paull and Dr. Jeffrey Briskman Analysis of the formation of surnames by the Jewish population of the 19th century Russian Empire. Description of the cultural and legal context of Ashkenazi Jewish surnames in Russia with examples […]

Surname DNA Journal – Aug 2014 News

RECENT ARTICLES Recent articles exclusively on Surname DNA Journal: Preliminary Phylogenetic Analysis of Briese Family Relationships By David Briese This study shows how to analysis an uncommon surname combining paper genealogy, genetic genealogy, and geography to identify related lineages from the area of modern Germany and Poland. Full Article Differences in Autosomal DNA Characteristics between […]

News from SCGS 2014 DNA Day

Great presentations from Dr Maurice Gleeson, Diahan Southard, CeCe Moore, and Bennett Greenspan. FTDNA is about to rollout a matching tool for Big-Y results based on the number of shared Novel Variant mutations. It is expected to be released for Father’s Day. Kudos to Katherine Borges and Alice Fairhurst of ISOGG and SCGS for putting […]

Surname DNA News – May 2014

We have a variety of new topics on the subject of genetic genealogy this month: 1) Surname DNA Journal has published a new, peer-reviewed article by Joe Flood titled, “Using STRs for Intra-Family Y-DNA Comparisons: Segmenting Markers“.  This article is especially of interest to genealogists trying to use DNA testing to distinguish lineages from a […]

Presentation on Founding of Surname DNA Journal

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An introductory presentation on the founding of Surname DNA Journal, the reasons for establishing the journal, and some notes on how we are free for both authors and readers was given at the 2013 FTDNA Conference on Genetic Genealogy.  Attached is a copy of the presentation for anyone that is interested in learning more. Presentation link: […]

Hauser DNA Project – April 2014 Update

Hauser Descendant Tree

The Hauser – Hooser – Houser – Hoosier Family DNA Project April 2014 Update On 4 November 2002, the results arrived for genealogical DNA tests, arranged for the author and for his fifth cousin, twice removed, John Archie Hooser. The tests were arranged by then president of the Hauser – Hooser – Houser – Hoosier Family Association, […]

Dr Michael Hammer’s Presentation at FTDNA 2013

Dr Michael Hammer gave an interesting presentation at the FTDNA Conference today on R1b origins. Highlights included: Recent work on sibling Y haplogroup K suggests that R ancestors migrated out of Africa and into SouthEast Asia then moved back west into Anatolia. This implies changes are needed in the migration maps presented by FTDNA & […]

Scoop: M222 Could Originate in County Mayo

News flash from FTDNA Conference:   Dr  Miguel Vilar, who is the Science Manager for the Genographic Project, explained that the Genoraphic 2.0 project collected a lot of samples in Ireland this summer. Spencer Wells is supposed to be in County Mayo, Ireland to present results next week. Dr Vilar just used the phrase, “dozens […]

FTDNA Hosting 9th International Conference on Genetic Genealogy

Surname DNA Journal’s editor will be attending the 9th International Conference on Genetic Genealogy hosted by Family Tree DNA this weekend in Houston, Texas (Nov 9-10, 2013).   Speakers will include Dr. Maurice Gleeson of Genetic Genealogy Ireland 2013  as well as Dr. Michael Hammer, Roberta Estes and many other leaders in the field of genetic […]