Genetic Genealogy, or Who Do Your Genes Say You Are?
By looking in archives, old records, and especially now online, people who practice genealogy discover who their ancestors were and where their roots lie. Genetics, however, has recently given us another way to do genealogy--by examination of our DNA instead of old written records. Genetic genealogy broadens and complicates the picture of who each of us are, telling us things we never knew about where we came from while also questioning many assumptions about who we are that we had always held to be true. Today on Thinking Aloud, genetic genealogist Blane Bettinger explains this relatively new field. —Original airdate: 6/5/2014
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