Presidents Day … Redux — #Genealogy #DNA

by C. Michael Eliasz-Solomon

  Its been three years since my first Presidents Day blog:

https://mikeeliasz.wordpress.com/2013/02/16/
This time I wanted focus on a novel genealogical / genetic story about Presidents Day. This story comes from the Toledo Blade newspaper. One of their journalists, Tyrel Linkhorn, had a story in his family that they were related to President Lincoln. So to confirm the oral history, he used DNA!  It turns out he is related to an illegitimate half-brother of the sixteenth president.  Now that is a DNA success story. 
The full story (worth a read) is here .

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One Comment to “Presidents Day … Redux — #Genealogy #DNA”

  1. Is there DNA from the late President’s Jackson or President Taylor that anyone knows of or connected family members? My mother has a will from her mother claiming to be related to these Presidents and we have DNA to match if we can find President DNA.

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