Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Learning About DNA

Learning About DNA

This blog will talk about DNA and what it may do for your research.  It will be in small doses and we will be looking at other peoples information already out there. No sense in duplicating the wheel but want to help you to learn more about what it can do for your research potentially.

Bloggers generally also like to have more people read the blog and follow them and this will expose you to other genealogy bloggers.

First we have a definition.

This is my easy to understand one that can be found on this page listed below:

DNA definition states that it is a nucleic acid which contains genetic information about human body. DNA basically has its function to store information about your body.


DNA definition states that it is a nucleic acid which contains genetic information about human body. DNA basically has its function to store information about your body.


So DNA is basically a printout of human body. To understand genetic structure of any body you study its DNA forma. As DNA organization for everybody is different. This means that no two bodies can have same DNA formatting. This helps to make easy distinction between two bodies on the basis of their DNA structure.
Dna Definition source

As genealogists whom may have a few brick walls or un answered questions regarding their genetic features: color of hair, eyes, why we have a bent toe, or a crooked finger, two colored eyes, long fingers, short arms etc, high cheek bones, coarse hair, etc.

More they want to know who that missing person was and where were they from. Was it Ireland, Egypt, Jordan, Africa, England or Scotland?  What DNA has helped to teach us is that it could be all of those things in sequencing order. It is far more sophisticated today than ten years ago.

Bryan Sykes wrote a book: "The Seven Daughters of Eve."  If you want to learn about DNA in simple form this book was an excellent read. He recently released a new one I have yet to read.

My friend writes this blog about DNA and she also  works on many other projects. She also works on the Lost Colony project which uses DNA to find links to the Lost Colonists potentially.

DNA Explain: Making Sense of Ancestry

Some information that Bill Dollarhide gave us regarding the settling of the south east area of the United States, is reiterated on this blog you may find it very interesting. Mr. Dollarhide stated that the Scots settled the majority of the south east very early, which I found true just in my own lines.

Native Heritage Project | Documenting the Ancestors

And this is another one for you to read and learn more information.

DNA Testing for Genealogy – Getting Started, Part One


Your Genetic Genealogist  Genealogy blogger CeCe Moore. She is a professional Genetic Genealogist.

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