Irish DNA research

Do you know where your Irish ancestors came from? Then perhaps your DNA results might be able to contribute further to this exciting new research into mapping the DNA of Ireland. Already the project team have made a tentative genetic map based on their results so far.

Unique study provides the first genetic map of the people of Ireland

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Test with Ancestry first and then transfer?

Economically, it seems the best strategy to test with AncestryDNA first and then transfer your data over to Family Tree DNA and My Heritage for free.

However, this is not necessarily always the best approach, as shown in this blog post from Roberta Estes:
Good advice from an expert 🙂
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DNA Painter tool

Here is a new tool to explore that helps you to map DNA segments to your ancestors. It’s only in beta at the moment but looks promising:

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DNA Workshop

DNA Workshop
Date: Sat 21st October, 2017
Time: 11:30am – 4pm
Presenter: Kerri Small, founder of the Australian DNA Hub
Purpose: to gain an understanding of resources available through DNA tests and family history research. This is for people who could not identify their parent/s family of origin through mainstream methods.
Offered: understanding of DNA testing, and Internet search skills explained. A printed workbook will be available as well. Wifi connections are also available, so bring your laptop if you have one.

More information:
DNA Workshop
DNA Workshop Flyer

Lynne Williamson or Kerri Small,

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SAGHS DNA meeting

South Australian Genealogical and Heraldry Society
DNA Group Meeting
Topic: What do we really want from DNA testing?
Wed 18th Oct at 7:30pm
Society Library and Research Centre, 201 Unley Road, Unley

Message from DNA convenor Richard Merry:
The subject for the meeting on Wednesday is “What do we really want from DNA testing?”  I suspect what most of us would like is already possible, if we knew how to go about it or have the right testing done (with a significantly large bank account!).  A common complaint is about matches not answering requests to compare notes.  Bring your complaints and possible solutions along and we’ll see how we go.

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Upcoming webinar at SAG

There an online webinar coming up at Society of Australian Genealogists:

Date: Thurs Oct 26th from 8pm to 9pm AEDT
Your place!
Presenter: David Nicholson, Living DNA (UK)
Bookings essential: $12 members only

Go behind the scenes with Living DNA and discover the journey your sample goes on, including the ultra-high definition methods that allow the team to not only pinpoint your ancestry into 21 regions of the UK but also discover how you can explore your ancestry at different points in history. Discover how each wave of migration has affected your ancestors and understand how this tool is proving incredibly useful for family history research. During the webinar David will also address the important issue of privacy and security of your genetic information.

For more details:
High definition ancestry DNA testing by Living DNA

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Importance of Australian Aboriginal mtDNA Research

Uncle Lewis Yerloburka O’Brien, right, appears in a 1938 photograph collected by anthropologists along with a lock of his hair. Today, 87-year-old O’Brien is a Karuna elder, and DNA from his hair has been used to track the migration of his ancestors across Australia. Photo: South Australian Museum

Another interesting report on the research being conducted by Ray Tobler and Alan Cooper at the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA

Geneticists trace an Australian migration using Aboriginal artefacts

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