The NGS website announced this week an opening at the Department of Interior, Indian Affairs, for a genealogist in the Washington DC vicinity. Let’s hope that whoever they hire also understands, and I mean really understands, DNA testing – as they assuredly will be bombarded with questions about how DNA testing pertains to Native people and their descendants.
DNA testing has the potential to be beneficial to applicants in the process of requesting federal recognition. DNA testing and those results are now a permanent part of the genealogy landscape. Let’s hope that the new BIA genealogist knows how to utilize them properly when evaluating genealogy.
This looks like a really good career opportunity for someone. Is that someone you?