JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Channel 5 News TV programme #unitedkingdom


Jill Whitehead
 

Members may be interested in this Wednesday's Channel 5 News on television
(which I believe will be going out at 7pm).

My genetic cousin Howard Wolinsky of Chicago has matched up on his YDNA with
Jonathan Samuels, a news reporter on Channel 5 News. They share the same
rare G5 haplogroup, which includes the male members of my father's family.

Jonathan's great grandfather came >from Poland but converted and used his
first name Samuel as a new surname. His grandfather became a C of E priest.
Channel 5 were testing the new Ancestry genetic testing service (but note
this does not test very many indicators compared with others) and found
Jonathan linked with Howard when checking at Ysearch website (Howard was
tested at Family Tree DNA).

Howard was interviewed by Jonathan on Friday, and this is being shown on
Wednesday. They make great play of both being journalists. Howard writes for
the Chicago Sun Times. Not only is he related to my brother on the male side
but he is also related to me on the female side, so a double genetic
relationship.

You may also be interested to know that >from January the new star turn on
Channel 5 News will be Natasha Kaplinsky, who was on Who do you think you
are?

Jill Whitehead
Surrey

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