Thank you all for voting me into the top ten again this year. Special thanks to John D Reid for doing these yearly top ten lists in various genealogy categories. It means a lot to me to have this kind of recognition for all the work I put into helping others with this wonderful hobby.
This year’s genetic genealogy top ten really does include folk who are primarily DNA oriented as opposed to previous years where a number of well known genealogists who are not known for DNA were on the list. Click here for what I wrote last year.
DNA has fascinated me since high school biology when I learned about Mendel and dominant versus recessive genes.
I followed the genetic news for years and wondered if sequencing the human genome would really succeed … In the early 2000s, I read and loved the Bryan Sykes books (Seven Daughters of Eve, etc.) and Matt Ridley’s books (Genome, etc.). Although dated, Genome discussed a gene on each chromosome and I found it riveting. Then along came personal genome testing and of course I had to test myself and most of my family.
Soon there after I started this blog to help my cousins navigate the DNA world as well as to keep track of my own research. Then I was asked to do a presentation, and another and another … just ask my husband, I love to talk about my passions! By the way, you can purchase my recorded talks and others from the 2015 jamboree conference at http://www.myconferenceresource.com/products/44-02-scgs-dna-jamboree-conference-2015.aspx
Thank you all for the appreciation, it means a lot to me!