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Where Genealogy and Spirit Connect, December 8, 2009

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With Host Susan E. King

Bennett Greenspan, FamilyTree DNA

December 8, 2009

Bennett and Susan will discuss not only the importance of DNA testing in genealogical research but will discuss how this can benefit your research.

Since its inception, in April of 2000, Family Tree DNA has been associated with the Arizona Research Labs, led by Dr. Michael Hammer, one of the world's leading authorities in the field of Y-DNA genetics. Family Tree DNA has other renowned scientists on its advisory board and is the world leader in the field of genetic genealogy exploration. With over 255,000 records, Family Tree DNA has the largest database of its kind in the world.

Family Tree DNA and other cooperative ventures, including the National Geographic Society’s Genographic Project and, now comprise the largest non-medical DNA testing program in the world. Family Tree DNA was founded in 2000 by Mr. Bennett Greenspan, an entrepreneur and life-long genealogy enthusiast, turning a hobby into a full-time vocation. His effort and innovation created the burgeoning field now known as genetic genealogy.

Mr. Greenspan, a Nebraskan native who received his B.A. from the University of Texas, spent years investigating the ancestors of his maternal grandfather, an obsession which eventually led to the founding of Family Tree DNA and the beginning of a new kind of genealogy.

As a serial entrepreneur, his business career has spanned photographic equipment and supplies, real estate, the pro-college website,

Despite the long hours and frequent travel, Mr. Greenspan is still married and enjoys returning home to his wife and two children.

Where Genealogy and Spirit Connect

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Susan is a Genealogy columnist with The Examiner. As the Genealogy Examiner, Susans column covers cover the gamut of genealogical topics with a rare twist. Through this column Susan will be building a deeper understanding of the spiritual journey of finding our ancestors and finding ourselves. Through a deeper understanding of our history and the history of others will we be.

We live in both very exciting times and very troubling times. But we live in a time where we really do have an opportunity to change; change how we think and feel about ourselves; change how we think and feel about others. We have an opportunity to teach the next generations the importance of preservation, the importance of respect, and the importance of tolerance. There is no better modality than through the study and sharing of our genealogies, our research and through our feelings.

In this light, Susan has launched a new social network,, the place Where genealogy and spirit connect. This site is designed to assist others to embark on their own personal journey tofind your family, find yourself. Susan will be providing start-up consulting, ongoing monitoring and collaborative services as requested and special services.

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