Monday, September 14, 2009

ISOGG and NIST

There is an interesting article this week in the Plus edition of Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter http://www.eogn.com. Written by Chris Pomery, a respected author in the field of genetic genealogy, it provides insight into the adaptations needed by all the testing firms to comply with new standards of reporting testing results.

Family Tree DNA has been in the forefront of this effort, and ISOGG, the International Society of Genetic Genealogy, has taken the lead in working with NIST, the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

As an aside, I encourage everyone to join ISOGG www.isogg.org, which has become an international leader and focal point for all things related to genetic genealogy. Its website is chock full of interesting information and includes the respected JOGG, Journal of Genetic Genealogy, an ISOGG publication. Membership is free.

2 comments:

John said...

Doris- I believe I am a descendant of William Southwood Birth 1700-1715, John SOUTHWOOD b: 1732-1737, John SOUTHWOOD (Southward or Southard)- in 1764 Caswell, NC or In Frederick, and William SOUTHWOOD b: 1825 in Wayne Co, Kentucky. I'm trying t trace my roots beyond William Southwood Birth 1700-1715. Could you help? Best regards, John Brown

Doris Wheeler said...

John, please write to me directly at doriswh@gmail.com.