ACROSS MY DESK: SMGF Updates
online DNA database
Sorensen Molecular Genealogy Foundation's JULY 2006 WEBSITE UPDATE:
"We are pleased to announce the release of the Sorenson mtDatabase
available at http://www.smgf.org. 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
firstname.lastname@example.org with your comments
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!