Archives, Blood, and Memory: Memoir in the Age of Digital Records and DNA

Country: USA

City: Washington

Abstr. due: 30.09.2018

Dates: 21.03.19 — 24.03.19

Area Of Sciences: History and archeology;

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Organizers: NEMLA


The digital age is changing the way we access the past. Previously, writers often accepted family lore, the recollections of elders, as a way to access the past. However, in the digital age, lore may be proven false. A recent post on a Facebook group reported that a common disappointment for many users is that their DNA results indicate no Native American ancestry despite family legend of a great-grandmother “Cherokee Princess.”   

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