Saturday, July 29, 2006

ACROSS MY DESK: SMGF Updates online DNA database

From the Sorensen Molecular Genealogy Foundation's JULY 2006 WEBSITE UPDATE:

"We are pleased to announce the release of the Sorenson mtDatabase available at As its name suggests, this is a correlated database of mtDNA sequences and genealogical data. The 4000+ samples that comprise this first release have been sequenced along the entire control (D-loop) region. For this reason, the database can be queried using data from HVR1, HVR2, and HVR3.

Furthermore, we have enhanced the current Y chromosome database searching capabilities by adding nearly 700 new haplotypes, the DYS464 marker to the already impressive list of searchable markers, a new version of the place/time analysis application, and new educational pages to help you learn more about molecular genealogy and find new family connections.
We invite you to try the newly released Sorenson mtDatabase and added features available on the SMGF website. As always, please contact us at with your comments and suggestions.

The SMGF Team"

So, DearREADERS, if you'd like to learn more about Y chromosome databases and the definition of haplotypes, get in touch with the Sorensen Molecular Genealogy Foundation via its website:

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
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Bellevue, WA 98004

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