Have you seen the new video on using DNA and WikiTree to find Bahamian ancestry?

+19 votes

A presentation by Peter J. Roberts showing how genetic genealogy and WikiTree have helped genealogists with ancestry from the Bahamas confirm their lineage and discover their earlier origins.


The discussion of WikiTree begins at 27:39

Video production by Tom Walters. Island Roots Heritage Festival, Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas, May 1st and 2nd, 2015.  

If you have ancestry from the Bahamas then please join The Bahamas DNA Project at https://www.familytreedna.com/group-join.aspx?Group=Bahamas-DNA

in The Tree House by Peter Roberts G2G6 Pilot (613k points)
Just watched it. Excellent presentation, Peter.  Great job promoting Wikitree too.
This video is very helpful and insightful, not only for the Bahamas project, but it also contains general information about DNA and WikiTree.

Thank you very much, Peter. Way to go!

3 Answers

+2 votes
Great stuff! My tree shows that I have Albury, Bell, Sands, Robins, Dowson & Palacios family from the Bahamas.  I received some Autosomal matches for an Albury and a Lowe. These ancestors are from my Grandfather’s mothers side so unfortunately my Y-DNA won’t match.
by Matthew Straubmuller G2G1 (1.3k points)
+2 votes
Yes, I watched it on Facebook and have shared it everyone on my page that has Bahamian roots. It was entertaining, helpful, and has motivated me to get back to work or my family research. Thank you Peter.  I hope to Return to my Island Roots in May 2019.
by Sheila Sands-Devendorf G2G Rookie (260 points)
+2 votes
I also just watched it. Very informative. I learned a lot about DNA.

WikiTree numbers seemed low and a bit out of date and then I noticed, the presentation is also quite old.

Such presentations should be more publicized.
by Aleš Trtnik G2G6 Pilot (672k points)

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