Latest Personal genealogy News

Warren ancestry highlights how tribes decide membership

Oct. 20, 2018 11:10 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Jon Rios traces his ancestry to the Pima people of Arizona, but he has no tribal enrollment card and lives hundreds of miles away in Colorado. He has no interest in meeting any federally imposed requirements to prove his connection to a tribe. If anyone asks, he says he's Native...

The Latest: Cherokee Nation faults Sen. Warren on DNA test

Oct. 15, 2018 8:13 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the release of a DNA analysis pointing to Sen. Elizabeth Warren's Native American heritage (all times local): 7:57 p.m. A Cherokee Nation official says Sen. Elizabeth Warren "is undermining tribal interests with her continued claims of tribal heritage." Cherokee Nation Secretary...

Study: DNA websites cast broad net for identifying people

Oct. 11, 2018 2:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — About 60 percent of the U.S. population with European heritage may be identifiable from their DNA by searching consumer websites, even if they've never made their own genetic information available, a study estimates. And that number will grow as more and more people upload their DNA...