Two Genealogical DNA Entities Exit the Stage

It’s not exactly breaking news that has acquired and the assets of the Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation.  See here. But it was curious to me that yesterday within 45 minutes I received ending reports from both Sorenson and GeneTree. In my early dabblings in online DNA research,  I had used both Sorenson and GeneTree. I was more attracted to …Continue reading →

My DNA Adventure, Part II: The Search for Sarah Gilbert

When last we met, I had been going over the results of my DNA submission to the project.  Frankly, nothing I saw came as any huge surprise.   My Y-DNA places my ancient ancestry in West Africa; my mtDNA  also seems to be grounded in West  Africa. There were three “exact matches” on my mtDNA results.  All three of …Continue reading →

SMGF Announces Site Update

The following message was received from Sorenson Molecular Genetics Foundation, which does genetic research for genealogical purposes among other things: Dear Friends of SMGF, SMGF is happy to announce the addition of new haplotypes and genealogical records to the Sorenson mtDNA and Y-chromosome databases. We invite you to search these updated databases to find new family connections at As …Continue reading →

Sorenson Foundation and GeneTree With New Offer

Like many other folks, I received the following e-mail on Friday: Get Your Personal DNA Results Dear SMGF participant, Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation (SMGF) is excited to announce that your personalized DNA results are now available from the Sorenson mtDNA database, through a special offer made by GeneTree, a family networking website. Eligible participants may obtain their mtDNA-HVI, II, III …Continue reading →

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