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Ana Oquendo Pabon, MD
Doctor, Advisor, Graphic Artist, Manages the Lost Colony Store,
Dr. Ana Oquendo Pabón, MD, is an advisor to the Roanoke Lost Colonies Research project relative to both DNA and Spanish Research. Dr. Oquendo Pabón specializes in Internal Medicine. In addition to Dr. Oquendo Pabón’s private medical practice, she has developed a specialty in mitochondrial DNA.
Her DNA and research interests include the Native Population of Puerto Rico as well as that of the United States and the African Diaspora.
In 2003, as early genetic genealogy pioneers, she co-founded the Puerto Rican Geographical DNA project with her brother, Rev. Father Jose Antonio Oquendo Pabón, a humanities professor, island historian, genealogist, and researcher. Through the project and the collaboration of their members, they have successfully determined the ancestral haplotype of many of the oldest surnames on the island such as the Maldonado, the Rivera de Mathos, Ramírez de Arellano and others.
From the outset, Dr. Oquendo Pabón vigorously encouraged mitochondrial DNA testing of DNA participants, corroborating the results of previous scientific studies which have shown the extremely high ancestral frequency of the purportedly extinct Native American/ Taíno people of Puerto Rico.
In mutual collaboration, Dr. and Father Oquendo Pabón combined have contributed over 40 years of research between Puerto Rican, Spanish and other related island archives. This led to the discovery and translation of thousands of documents directly relevant to the history of the colonists and creoles, pardos and slaves in the post Columbian period of Puerto Rico and critical to the understanding of the diverse genealogy of the descendant Puerto Rican families of today. This landmark project was featured in the bestselling book, “Tracing Your Roots With DNA”.
In addition, Dr. Oquendo Pabón, a descendant of many of the first Spaniard colonists on the island, African, and Taíno Native American ancestors, founded the Amerind Founder mitochondrial DNA Project, the geographical African DNA Project, the Casa de España DNA Project, and other DNA surname projects.
Dr. Oquendo Pabón’s extensive knowledge of mitochondrial DNA, Native American and African DNA, genealogy and early historical documents is a welcome resouirce.
Graduate of Univerity of Michigan, Michigan State University-College of Human Medicine, University of South Florida - Bayfront Medical Center, Affiliate
Fellow of American Academy of Physicians. Three children, 4 grandchildren.
African DNA Project http://www.africandnaproject.homestead.com/index.html
de España DNA http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~spain/welcome.htm
Amerind Founder mtDNA http://www.familytreedna.com/public/AmerindFoundermtDNA/
Co Adminsitrator/ Co Founder
Puerto Rican DNA Project - 1st public Geographic DNA project of the Island
DNA Surname Project
Administrator - Surname Projects: Quiñones, Blanco, Villa, and others too many to count.
Co Founder with her brother (Padre José Antonio Oquendo Pabón, STL) of Muertito Heaven - 1995 to present. The first and most well-known and visible Puerto Rican genealogy sites on the web. Brother is professor of English, Humanities, Philosophy and Ethics at the Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, PR. http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Prairie/7214/
Hispanic Genealogical Society of New York
Sociedad Puertorriqueña de Genealogía of San Juan
International Society of Genetic Genealogists
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