Portland State University. Department of Anthropology
Marc R. Feldesman
Date of Award
Master of Arts (M.A.) in Anthropology
1 online resource (56 p.)
Inbreeding, Consanguinity -- Oregon -- Lincoln County, Consanguinity -- Oregon -- Multnomah County
The study of human relatedness has long interested the population geneticist. One technique for the estimation of population relatedness is the use of isonymy analysis. The isonymy inbreeding coefficient is analogous to Wright's inbreeding coefficient F. Isonomy analysis can yield comparable results to population studies done by other means such as pedigree analysis, serological studies, and anthropometric analysis.
The data used for this study was obtained from marriage records and telephone directories. Same last name marriages were observed for legitimacy and recorded when verified. A pool of last names were drawn from the marriage records. This list was used to compare and tally like names found in telephone directories for corresponding years and localities.
Michalczyk, Maria, "An estimation of relatedness within two Oregon populations using isonymy analysis" (1989). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3907.