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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 […]

Genetic Genealogy Ireland 2013 Conference

An exciting event is planned for this coming weekend in Dublin, Ireland at the Genetic Genealogy Ireland 2013 conference, October 18-20, 2013.   This event is being is the result of a collaboration between the International Society of Genetic Genealogists (ISOGG) and some great DNA project leaders like Dr. Maurice Gleeson.   To my knowledge, this […]

The Irish Septs

Traditional Pedigree Chart of the Cinel Eoghain of Airleach with descent from Niall Nioghiallach by David Austin Larkin.

Editors Note: David Austin Larkin (aka Dáithí Ólorcáin) of Queensland, Australia is a longtime researcher of Irish genealogy and has published a number of helpful and informative books on Irish genealogy based on an extensive review and compilation of the Irish annals and pedigrees.    David summarized that work in 2007 with a compilation of thirty-two […]

Call for Papers on Surname DNA Research

Surname DNA Journal is an online journal for genetic genealogists to get their findings peer-reviewed and published in a reasonable amount of time at affordable rates [free for authors and readers]. Our focus is on taking a scientific approach so as to add to the general understanding of the origin, links, and migrations of members […]