For a long time, maybe since middle school science, I have been fascinated by DNA. It is truly amazing how God created us! Over the last decade advances have been made in DNA testing for genealogists and now Ancestry has a DNA program.
You can read about AncestryDNA HERE. We will be participating in it using my husband's DNA and later I would also like to do mine, since they can use both the male and female DNA lines now. Since we don't know much about Hubby's background, this is an adventure.
So now, we sit and wait...
Have any of you done DNA testing in your family research?
My Wolcott family participated in a DNA study which I was unable to do, being female. The line I descend from, Silas Wolcott had been incorrectly placed in the descendants of Henry Wolcott. Through participation of male descendants in the study, we were able to determine genetically where the family fit in. It's kind of an interesting story, so if you are bored or a history buff or genealogy geek, you can read about it at the bottom of this page, where it talks "The Illusive Wilcotts".
Hopefully our DNA adventure will lead us down exciting new paths!
Friday, June 8, 2012
This is sure a busy time of year. I would love to get blogging more, but there just has not been enough time. June in particular, is hopping in our household and in the middle of all the other goings on, I'm celebrating a birthday. So to celebrate I'm putting my shop on sale now through June 28.