Many of our members became members of the Lost Colony Project, which included giving DNA samples to help support the research of surnames included in the Lost Colony. The office for the Tribe has received numerous queries as to when the results will be forthcoming. Unfortunately, we don't have this information, all monies were given directly to the researchers and any information on results will need to be directed to their website ~ www.lost-colony.com
Included here is the Lost Colony Center Newsletter for October 2008, which was received only this past week.
The Lost Colony Center for Science and Research is experiencing many successes and phenomenal growth. These achievements stem from the usage of a multi-discipline study composed of eight scientific fields: archaeology, geology,biology, computer science, biological anthropology (DNA), satellite imaging technology, history and genealogy. In addition to the above, our new discoveries have come from innovative approaches to a 400-year-old mystery; the "Lost Colony" of 1587 is the most important and exciting unsolved mystery of the America's.
Undoubtedly the most exciting progress related the Lost Colony research was the discovery of the Croatan Indian at Buxton, North Carolina. Many of the Research Center's more recent successes came as a result of partnering with the University of Missouri and Elizabeth City State University, which ultimately lead to the discovery of another Indian contact-period site. In addition, in 2007, the Lost Colony Center realized a milestone that captured international attention concerning our Lost Colony DNA Project.
Although we now have 110 paid members and many volunteers, more volunteers and financial aid for our endowment are still needed. Please review our website and accept this invitation to become a part of this exciting discovery (www.lost-colony.com)
Through research and analysis of data collected, the Center has narrowed its focus to four sites, two of which have been confirmed: Croatan, and Tramansekocooc (sic). The two other sites (yet to be confirmed) are Beechland and Occquasacooc (sic). In addition to the above, our second DNA symposium is scheduled for next spring showcasing all of our latest research developments. Tickets are $150 for the event, members receive a $50 discount, and a $25 deposit will reserve your place.
Send your check to 9291 NC Hwy 171, Williamston North Carolina 27892, or call (252).792.3440 for reservations and more information. The Symposium will also provide further details on the latest discoveries of Surnames, satellite imaging and field research on Croatan and Beechland. Finally, the symposium will culminate with our most significant research to-date being presented for the first time at this event.
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