4    Oct 20111 comment

Video: Building a Family Tree for Humanity!

Today we're posting a remarkable video from the clever people over at TED. TED is a a non-profit organisation dedicated to providing paradigm shifting content from inspirational speakers.

Spencer Wells, over this 20 minute talk, demonstrates how to extend genealogy far beyond the usual boundaries. In essence, the geneticist demonstrates how the earliest origins of human ancestry can be examined through the usage of DNA techniques. He has some truly fascinating conclusions:

Search for your ancestors:

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  1. Thanks for the comment Toni. Anything new that rtnseeps a learning curve can be difficult. I've used Ancestry for about a decade now. I haven't noticed the problems you cite. But Ancestry has been the best single source of official documents I've been able to find, i.e., Census records. Of course I'm in the United States. I see you must be in New Zealand. So, I can't really relate to what you are encountering. None of my family has, to my knowledge, any roots in New Zealand. Good luck.

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