Follow along as I post results and interpretations of various DNA tests conducted on my Palestinian Christian family members. For a condensed version, read the Summary page for key findings. For more in-depth review, the other pages & blog posts will offer detailed and specific information. Use the labels to find posts relating to the Pages above or family surnames. Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
As I continue to work on the results of my grandparents, great-uncle, and father, it becomes clear that we need more DNA samples of the natives of Beit Sahour, in particular, but Palestinian Christians in general. The only way to confirm our oral histories is by DNA and so far they look accurate! DNA testing also shows us how families are related to each other without the help of female maiden names. We can find out who our ancient paternal and maternal ancestors were and where they came from. It really is a fascinating study about the people of Palestine and their long-standing history in the land. I just updated the Participate! page which outlines the different tests and explains what we are looking for. If you have any interest in helping the project, please contact me for more information.