Colony Research Group
Genealogy ~ DNA ~ Archaeology
place on Hatteras Island.
A DVD of
the April 2010 dig on Hatteras was shared with the Society. Included were
interviews with Roberta Estes showing the types of artifacts found during
that particular dig and Anne Poole explaining native middens, their
content; and information on how the Indians would have used these items in
their daily lives.
distributed handouts which provided information on the Group‟s
Mission and a list of surnames of interest. Also on the display table were
copies of their newsletter, a January article appearing in The
Scientist and conch shells found in one of the middens during the
Scientist magazine prominently featured the work of the Lost Colony
Research Group in the January issue in an article titled "Lost Colony
DNA." You can see the entire article here, complete with photographs
of artifacts from archaeology digs sponsored by the Lost Colony Research
discussed DNA testing and how we hope eventually to use a combination of
DNA, genealogy and historical research to solve the mystery of the Lost
Colonists. Other experts in various fields were interviewed as well,
including Ugo Perego at Sorenson Molecular Genealogical Foundation who
discussed what DNA can and cannot do, specifically that Yline and
mitochondrial DNA can pinpoint Native ethnicity, but can't really tell
when it was introduced into the line.
Ewen, an anthropology professor at ECU discussed the possible scenarios
for what happened to the colonists and where they might have gone.
took this opportunity with The Scientist magazine to introduce our new
archaeology partner, Eastern Carolina University.
and the LCRG Collaboration
The Lost Colony Research Group is very pleased to
announce our new liaison with Eastern Carolina University and Dr. Charles
Ewen. Dr. Ewen teaches archaeology and related subjects and manages the
archaeology lab at ECU, having been involved there with various digs and
preservation of artifacts for many years. In fact, he has visited our digs
on Hatteras Island for the past two years, providing research support and
assistance then and at other times as well.
One of the
challenges we have experienced on Hatteras Island, and in particular when
working with a university who had no facilities in the US, is the proper
cleaning, storage, preservation and identification of artifacts. It is
imperative that many of these items be treated professionally to arrest
corrosion and preserve them for current and future study. Our alliance
with ECU allows us to move forward with a partner who is very accessible,
unquestionably committed to North Carolina history, and who can provide a
world-class facility for the finds on Hatteras Island.
We will be
moving forward with our new partner with our fourth archaeology dig later
aboard Dr. Ewen and the ECU team!
Lost Colony website includes more than 8000 pages of research, all free,
Project on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lost-Colony-of-Roanoke-DNA-Project/126053773239?v=wall&mid=20b5112G3d98ba62G0G66#!/pages/Lost-Colony-of-Roanoke-DNA-Project/126053773239?v=wall
thanks to Janet Crain for this
Blog - http://the-lost-colony.blogspot.com/
- If you don't subscribe to our blog...now's a great time to do
that...just click on over and sign up so you don't miss anything!!
to Janet Crain and Penny Ferguson for our wonderful blog.
Website - http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~molcgdrg/
- Nelda adds to information to our website almost daily. Have you checked
your surnames lately to see what is new? Please contribute something for
your surnames, or a county of interest. Thanks to Nelda Percival for her
untiring work on our website.
Thanks to Andy Powell for setting this up.
Island Genealogy and Preservation Society webpage - our sister
organization - http://hatgensoc.weebly.com/
Hatteras Island Genealogy and Preservation Society Blog - http://hatgensoc.wordpress.com/author/hatgensoc/
DNA projects at Family Tree DNA:
Lost Colony Yline - (paternal surname) - http://www.familytreedna.com/public/LostColonyYDNA/default.aspx