Journal of Genetic Genealogy

Enriching our world
through citizen science.

Volume 8

ISSN: 1557-3796
A Free Open-Access Journal

 




Editor

Leah Larkin, Ph.D.

jogg (at) isogg.org

 

Past Editors

T. Whit Athey, Ph.D.

wathey (at) hprg.com

 

Advisory Board

Blaine T. Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.

Blaine_5 (at) hotmail.com

 

Turi King, Ph.D.

 

Doug McDonald, Ph.D.

mcdonald (at) scs.uiuc.edu

 

Steve C. Perkins, J.D., M.L.L.

sperkins (at) gmail.com

 

David A. Pike, Ph.D.

dapike (at) mun.ca

 

Ann Turner, M.D.

dnacousins (at) gmail.com

 

 

Note: To contact anyone listed above, replace the "(at)" in the email address with the normal "@" symbol.

 

Using a Y-DNA Surname Project to Dig Deeper Into Your Genealogy: A Case Study

By: Allan H. Westreich, Ph.D.

The primary goal of this study was to test the value of genetic genealogy to help break through brick walls encountered with traditional genealogical methods. More specifically, a Y-DNA surname project was used to better understand the possible connections between separate family tree branches associated with the surname of Westreich.




The Paternity of Seymour Savage (1868 - 1937)

By:  Charles Savage Jr., John T Ferguson, Colin R Ferguson

This article describes an unusual success story wherein DNA testng coupled with genealogical documents is used to discover the paternal ancestor of the author Charles Savage Jr. The paper trail on his grandfather Seymour Savage dead ends at the 1870 census of the Saluda Division in Edgefield County, South Carolina, where Seymour, age 3, lived with his mother Lotty Savage. To progress further, Charles uses both Y-DNA and autosomal DNA tests at Family Tree DNA (FTDNA) to discover and document his findings.

 

 



Y-DNA Testing of a Paper Trail - The Fox Surname Project   .  .  .  .  PDF  .  .  .  page 7-20

By:  Joseph M. Fox III and David E. Fox

 

Evidence of early gene flow between Ashkenazi Jews and non-Jewish  . PDF  .  page 21-34
Europeans in mitochondrial DNA haplogroup H7

By:  Doron Yacobi and Felice L. Bedford, Ph.D.

 


Editor's CornerLeah Larkin, Ph.D.

Welcome to the new Journal of Genetic Genealogy  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    PDF   .  .  .  page i


'Satiable Curiosity

Ann Turner, M.D.

Generation Gaps: A Sign of Microdeletions? .   .  .  .   .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  PDF  .  .  .  page 1-6

 

Editorials

CeCe Moore

The History of Genetic Genealogy and Unknown
Parentage Research:  An Insider's View
 .  .  .   .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . .  .  PDF  .  .  .  page 35-37

 

Blaine T. Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.

The Shared cM Project: A Demonstration of the Power of Citizen Science .  PDF   page 38-42

 

Review By:  Leah Larkin, Ph.D.

App:  Genome Mate Pro  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  PDF   .  .  .  page 44-46

 

Review By:  Jennifer Armstrong Zinck
Book:  Genetic Genealogy in Practice .  .   .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  PDF  .  .  .  page 47

Authors:  Blaine T. Bettinger and Debbie Parker Wayne