Genetic genealogy 2007
From ISOGG Wiki
DNA accepted as Mayflower descent proof:
Hobbyists obtain staff positions: (about June 11)
- Adrian Williams becomes Manager of Web Content at FTDNA (announcement on ISOGG discussion list)
- Roberta Estes becomes Director for DNA Research for the Lost Colony Center for Science and Research (and Ana Oquendo Pabón joins advisory board).
http://www.lost-colony.com/home.html - use Newspaper (etc.) link; June 11 and 12, 2007
Chris Pomery publishes second book: "Family History in the Genes: Trace your DNA and grow your family tree".
Increased interest in (and controversy about) companies that offer [Biogeographical ancestry|"biogeographical" testing]] (e.g., identifying African or Native American tribes) and other special tests such as deCODEme and 23andMe.
Family Tree DNA's 4th International Conference on Genetic Genealogy (for FTDNA Group Administrators), Houston, Texas – October (included advance copy of forthcoming 2008 Y-Chromosome Consortium (YCC) phylogenetic tree update)
Journal of Genetic Genealogy - see articles by genetic genealogy hobbyists
Other landmark events
60 Minutes features Genetic Genealogy (Oct. 7, 2007)