October 27, 2020

If You Think Your Family History Is Complicated …

… spare a thought for these children in a story from The Daily Telegraph. According to The Telegraph; Prince Jonathan Doria Pamphilj was adopted in the 1960’s as an orphan by Frank Pogson and his Italian wife Princess Orietta Doria Pamphilj. He lives with his Brazilian boyfriend and has two children who were born to […]

DNA in Genealogy

A story hit the papers last weekend which highlights the growing importance of DNA testing to genealogy. Whilst we are familiar with DNA testing in criminal cases or to legally prove parentage, its use for genealogical purposes is perhaps lesser known. Kevin Percy, an antiques dealer from New Zealand has claimed that he is the […]

Children With 3 Parents ?!?

Yes, you read it correctly! According to the Daily Telegraph this week some Japanese scientists have successfully fertilised an egg that had two mothers. They evidently used eggs from young donors to repair eggs from older women in order to give them more chance of fertilisation. So technically the child will have genetic material from […]