The July Genealogy Blog Party: DNA Discoveries

 

This month, we’re talkin’ DNA!

One of my favorite TV shows started it’s fifth and final season last month: Orphan Black (currently airing on Saturday nights on BBC America).

For those of you who haven’t seen it, Orphan Black tells the story of a young woman who grew up an orphan (obviously) with no knowledge of her biological family. After witnessing the death of another woman who looks exactly like her, she goes searching for answers and eventually learns that she is one of many human CLONES! 😮

Watching Orphan Black got me thinking about DNA and genetic genealogy and all the incredible things it can tell us about ourselves and our ancestors (not that we’re clones, I hope).

So the question for this month is:

Q: Tell us about an amazing DNA discovery you have made.

➡ Have you found new cousins?

➡ New ancestors?

➡ Broke through a brick wall?

➡ Or something even juicier? 😉

Let us know what you did and how you did it!

Haven’t jumped into the gene pool yet?

No problem. There’s an alternate prompt for you!

Alternate Prompt: Tell us about your clone

Q: Who is your CLONE?

In other words, which ancestor are you the most like?  Examples include similarities in:

  • Appearance
  • Personality
  • Sense of humor
  • Occupation
  • Family composition
  • Location where you live
  • Be creative! 😊

📌 Each post must include at least one image.

📌 Not a blogger? Send your story to me, and I will share it as a guest post.

📌 Previously published posts are acceptable. You don’t have to reinvent the wheel to participate.

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Elizabeth O'Neal

Elizabeth O’Neal is a genealogist, freelance writer, educator, and web developer. An avid genealogist for three decades, Elizabeth writes the blog "My Descendant’s Ancestors" (formerly "Little Bytes of Life"), where she shares family stories, technology and methodology tips, and hosts the monthly "Genealogy Blog Party." When not hunting for ancestors, she enjoys testing new software and social media platforms to find innovative ways to re-purpose them for genealogy.
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