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mtDNA H & HV Project – Weekly Update 5 July 2018

I am going to keep things short this week, because I think the one topic I am covering is really important for us to understand. I am looking at the country of origin data for the project. This shows one of the limitations of the project and the FTDNA matching database.

2018-07-06T11:26:02+00:00July 5th, 2018|Categories: H & HV News|Tags: , |

The Encyclopedia of mtDNA Origins – Resources & Citizen Science

I am continuing my work on the Encyclopedia of mtDNA Origins from last time… Today, I am working on the final requirement in the project to create mtDNA pages for all named branches of our shared maternal tree. It is a list of additional resources to help the user understand and enjoy their results.

2017-02-03T12:35:22+00:00September 14th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

The Encyclopedia of mtDNA Origins – Sources, sources, sources

I am continuing my work on the Encyclopedia of mtDNA Origins from last time… This is a project that will create mtDNA pages for all named branches of our shared maternal tree. This time I will talk about the ninth requirement, a list of academic journal articles that mention the branch.

2017-02-03T12:35:22+00:00September 10th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: |

The Encyclopedia of mtDNA Origins – GenBank data

I am building the table for mtDNA sequences from GenBank. GenBank sequences are the main source for defining branches on the maternal tree. Therefore, they help us understand not only the origins of a branch but the current structure of the tree -- what we know and its limits.

2017-02-03T12:35:23+00:00July 10th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |

The Encyclopedia of mtDNA Origins – Geno 2 Samples & Maternal Origin

This is a project that will create mtDNA pages for all named subclades. One part of each page will hold a table of results from National Geographic's Genographic Project's Geno 2 results. The combination of accademic sample collection and public participation, the Genographic database is one of the largest sources of mtDNA result with maternal ancestry information.

2017-02-03T12:35:24+00:00July 9th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

The Encyclopedia of mtDNA Origins – Phylotree History Log

I have been working on the part that shows the current and historic definitions of a branch under Phylotree. From the first post, we have a user story --What the user wants. As a user with mtDNA results, I would like to know how the named branch is defined in the current Phylotree build and has been in past ones.

2017-02-03T12:35:24+00:00July 7th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |

The Encyclopedia of mtDNA Origins – Background and Summary Information

Continuing from my first post on the Encyclopedia of mtDNA Origins... After learning the basics of using the Pods framework to create custom post types, custom fields, and templates to present them on webpages, I decided to create an mtDNA stories custom post type. For those who don't know Wordpress, post types are different types of web pages. All pages of the same type share a common set of fields and features. Creating a type lets one add additional parts that only make sense for some pages.

2017-02-03T12:35:24+00:00June 21st, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: |

The Encyclopedia of mtDNA Origins – A spark

The Encyclopedia of mtDNA Origins began as a idea of what the average person sought in their mtDNA results. In 2011 and early 2012, I was working with National Geographic to produce the research and text for the Geno 2.0 launch. It was a seemingly endless flurry of activity. The project took place across three moves and four homes: Virginia, Northern California, Kentucky, and finally Texas. I wrote over 400 pages of text. Much of what we talked about going into the project was completed. Some had to be set aside. Then it was complete.

2017-02-03T12:35:24+00:00June 20th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: |

Ruth Gonzalez

Ruth Gonzalez is the involved with the Voices in Time and mtDNA haplogroup C projects. She is a retired teacher and a genealogist. She lives with her husband and her Morkie. View of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, Wikipedia Question: Please tell me about yourself. What do you do for a living? Answer: I am [...]

2017-02-03T12:35:24+00:00May 23rd, 2016|Categories: Who is Who|Tags: , , , , , , , |