Sunday brought to a close the UK's biggest genealogy event, it was a brilliant weekend with plenty of family discoveries! We all look forward to seeing you again next year in 2014!
The biggest family history
event...In the world!
Sponsored by FamilyTreeDNA, the DNA Workshop area will play host to renowned international expert speakers and leaders in the field of DNA testing, so you can understand how this science can reveal your genealogy. It will also give you the opportunity to get tested during the show!
Family Tree DNA, The largest DNA testing company, will be on hand to test you and answer all your DNA-related questions. With the most extensive genetic genealogy databases in the world, FamilyTreeDNA is the most important resource to connect people in the United States with their ancestors in Europe.
Genetic genealogy gives family historians a means to check their discoveries with information obtained via DNA testing. With a simple cheek swab, Family Tree DNA test can:
There'll also be a series of drop-in workshops available to attend where you can learn such topics as DNA testing on 'both sides of the pond', the populating of the world according to genealogy as well as successful instances of DNA use. If you're new to DNA testing you'll be able to learn about the basic concepts of this ground-breaking science, while those with more experience of the subject may choose to attend the workshop featuring the National Geographic's DNA project.
In addition to that, this year Family Tree DNA will be offering a series of “factoid” tests:
There'll also be a host of specialist exhibitors who can explain the latest advances in genetics and the role DNA has to play so why not go along to the DNA Workshop and find out what family mysteries come to light through this fascinating science?
Regarding the recent press release about DNA testing for Richard III, we would like to make the following statement:
It is our duty to advise there are a number of errors in our press release issued 9th January.
1. The quote included in the press release issued on 9th January was taken from a quote given by Mathew Morris, Archaeological Site Director, Grey Friars Dig http://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/press/press-releases/2013/february/university-of-leicester-announces-discovery-of-king-richard-iii and not provided by Dr Turi King. As such we kindly request that Dr Turi’s name is removed from the quote
2. At no point was Dr King or the University of Leicester made aware of the press release or the offer of genetic testing, so we wish to clarify that any genetic testing is not being run as part of the University of Leicester’s Richard III project
3. The DNA test is offered by FamilyTreeDNA to one person who has evidence of a direct unbroken male-line paternal connection to the monarch. Whilst the process can be activated at the show, it is important to note that the relevant data to substantiate a genetic link may never be available due to the amount of DNA degradation. Please note this test is not on offer from Dr Turi King or the University of Leicester and is in no way connected to the project which excavated and successfully identified Richard III’s remains.
4. We apologise to Dr King and the University of Leicester for the misinformation which our press release has caused.
All enquiries regarding this test should be directed to Golden Goose PR on +44 207 734 2002 / +44 7900 690 574.