Sunday, November 4, 2007

35th Carnival of Genealogy is Online - a must read!

The topic for the 35th Carnival of Genealogy was "Do you have a family mystery that might be solved by DNA?" Blaine Bettinger at The Genetic Genealogist blog offered to analyze a submitted post for questions or family mysteries that might be solved using genetic genealogy.

Blaine really did a great job with this Carnival - it is posted at There were 19 submissions by bloggers about DNA analysis, plus two concerning bio-ethics. Blaine's analysis of each post was excellent.

My submission was "Ancestral Clues from DNA Studies." Blaine neatly summarized my meanderings with "Although a Y-DNA test only reveals a tiny portion of your ancestry, why stop with a single Y-DNA test? Why not test your other male lines? Randy points out that this has its own challenges (extensive paper trail research, finding people who will undergo testing, finding someone to pay for it!), but it can be well worth the effort."

If this subject interests you, please take the time to read the Carnival post and every post in the Carnival. They are all good!

The next edition of the Carnival of Genealogy will be a “carousel” edition. Just like carousels have a variety of animal figures on the ride so too will the next edition of the COG have different topics. All topics (genealogy-related of course!) are welcome. Submit any article you’d like. This edition will be hosted by Jasia on the Creative Gene blog. The deadline for submissions is November 15.

Please submit your blog article to the next edition of the Carnival of Genealogy using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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