Tuesday, 19 June 2012

New editor for the Journal of Genetic Genealogy (JoGG)

The editorial board of the  Journal of Genetic Genealogy (JoGG) has announced that it's new editor will be Dr. Turi King. With thanks to Ann Turner who has posted the following on the DNA Genealogy mailing list at Rootsweb:

Dr. King's PhD thesis topic was The relationship between British surnames and Y-chromosomal haplotypes and she is also co-author (with George Redmonds and David Hey) of the book Surnames, DNA and Family History http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199582648.do

Dr. King is currently a Research Fellow in the Department of Genetics and the School of Historical Studies at the University of Leicester, where she is the project manager for an interdisciplinary project The Impact of Diasporas on the Making of Britain http://www2.le.ac.uk/projects/impact-of-diasporas/the-research-group/research-associates/turi-king

Turi has worked on the Y chromosome since 1996 and has concentrated on surnames, the Y chromosome and genetic genealogy (among other studies) for over ten years. More details about her background and interests can be found at http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/genetics/people/king/turi

The last issue of the Journal (Fall 2011) had an article of Scottish DNA interest:
The Evolution of the Gordon Surname:  New Insight From Y-DNA Correlations and Genealogical Pedigrees by Tei A. Gordon and William E. Howard III.

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