Thursday, October 28, 2010

Sharpening the Saw

As anyone knows who follows this blog, I try to integrate the results from various types of DNA testing with traditional Vick genealogical research to trace our Vick family history. This weekend I will be attending the 6th International Conference on Genetic Genealogy for Family Tree DNA Group Administrators in Houston, Texas. The focus of the conference is on how to use autosomal DNA in tracing ancestry. FTDNA has several very interesting presentations on the agenda that should increase my knowledge of how to use autosomal DNA in my research. I cannot wait to see what I learn and how I can apply it.


Wendy said...

Hey there, I was guided to your blog because I am part of the Vick family and am trying to find lineage to Native Americans. Any luck in genealogy or DNA testing that proves the link? Thanks for your help!

Wendy Thurston,
Daughter of Louise Orelle Vick

James Larry Vick said...


There is no evidence of Native American ancestry in the patrilineal line to Joseph VICK of Lower Parish, Isle of Wight Co., VA, but there are people who have married into the VICK family who have Native American ancestry.