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The Genetic Legacy of Genghis Khan

Genghis Khan was a world-renowned 13th century Mongol Emperor. Khan is known to most for his brutality and bloodthirsty conquests, but he is also remembered by Mongols today as the father of the Mongol...

Finding the Remains of Nicolaus Copernicus

Nicolaus Copernicus was a renowned astronomer and mathematician from the Renaissance period. His publication, “De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium” ("On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres") which placed the sun at the center of the...

The Spread of DNA From “Niall of the Nine Hostages”

Niall Noigiallach aka "Niall of the Nine Hostages" was one of the greatest Irish kings. He ruled Ireland in the fifth century and was said to have consolidated his power by leading raids on...

Did Thomas Jefferson Father the Children of his Slave?

Thomas Jefferson was the third president of the United States (1801-1809). He was one of the most influential founders of the United States and wrote the Declaration of Independence in 1776, a document in...

Was the Skeleton of Luke the Evangelist Swapped?

Luke the Evangelist is the patron saint of artists, physicians, surgeons, students and butchers, and his feast day takes place October 18. Luke the Evangelist is said to be the author of the third...

The Mystery of Saint Leopold’s Successor

Saint Leopold III was the Margrave of Austria from 1095 until his death in 1136. He was a member of the House of Babenberg. His first wife died in 1105 and his second wife...

The Genetics of the House of Königsfeld

The Königsfeld’s were members of a small aristocratic class in Reichersdorf, Lower Bavaria, Germany. Historical records show that the St. Margaretha's Church in Germany was a family burial place for male descendants from the...

Compare Your DNA to an Ancient Saka Prince and Princess

In 1997, an international archaeological expedition discovered an ancient kurgan in east Kazakhstan near the village of Berel in the Bukhtarma valley dating back to the Saka period in the early 3rd century BC. A...

Discovering the Remains of James “Earthquake McGoon” McGovern

James McGovern was an American World War II fighter ace that died in a plane crash in Laos on May 6, 1954. At the time, James McGovern was piloting a Civil Air Transport plane...

Thomas Jefferson

American Founding Father and third President of the United States (1801-1809). Principal author of the Declaration of Independence. Son of Peter Jefferson (a planter and surveyor) and Jane Randolph (daughter of Isham Randolph). Y-DNA STR profile data...

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