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From: "Karen Chessell" <>
Subject: Re: [DK] royal connections
Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2002 08:04:29 +0100


Please, what does BYU stand for?
Karen
(WAIT and OXON)

-----Original Message-----
From: Jeanne Nelson <>
To: <>
Date: 09 June 2002 18:40
Subject: Re: [DK] royal connections


>Last night I heard a similar discussion when I
>attended a presentation by a member of the research
>team at BYU who are studying molecular genealogy. This
>team is trying to establish a worldwide database for
>studying movements of peoples around the world through
>time by comparing their DNA against their genealogy
>charts.
>
>This is an information gathering project only, to
>establish a DNA "library" that researchers can consult
>at some later point to determine where in the world
>their ancestors were centered, and to possibly trace
>their ancestry along lines other than through the
>mitochodrial DNA (totally maternal lines) or through
>the Y chromasome (totally paternal lines). They are
>aiming to establish a database of 100,000 samples.
>
>I donated 1/2 teaspoon of my blood and my genealogy
>chart for the cause when I learned quite by accident
>that the team would be collecting samples near my
>home. If any of you are interested in participating,
>you can check their collection schedule at
>http://molecular-genealogy.byu.edu/events.htm
>I was told that they are short on samples from
>Scandinavian backgrounds, so volunteers from this list
>would be especially helpful. I was told that they
>would go anywhere to collect samples if a group of two
>hundred or more volunteer could be assured (that
>shouldn't be too hard when you think about all the
>genealogy societies and historical societies out
>there). Their progress so far is detailed at
>http://molecular-genealogy.byu.edu/progress.htm
>Their main page is at
>http://molecular-genealogy.byu.edu/
>
>
>If I sound enthusiastic about this project, I want you
>to know that my interest is purely genealogical. I am
>not affiliated with BYU or with this project, other
>than as a DNA contributor.
>
>By the way, Rock, if you want to formalize you
>extensive knowledge into a degree, I learned last
>night that BYU is the only university in the world
>that offers a degree in genealogy. ;o)
>
>Best regards,
>Jeanne Nelson
>ABSOLUTELY FAMILY!
>http://absolutelyfamily.homestead.com/
>
>> ATTACHMENT part 4 message/rfc822
>> Date: Sat, 8 Jun 2002 20:12:15 +0100
>> From: "Karen Chessell" <>
>> To:
>> Subject: [DK] royal connections
>>
>> It seems we ALL descend from royalty - I was given
>> these websites by the
>> listowner of the DNA-Rootsweb list.
>>
>> http://www.theatlantic.com/issues/2002/05/olson.htm
>>
>>
>http://www.compapp.dcu.ie/~humphrys/FamTree/Royal/ca.html
>>
>>
>> Karen
>
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