Bonnie Schrack & Matthew Fomine Forka

Bonnie Schrack & Matthew Fomine Forka

Maryland and Cameroon

Matthew: University of Yaounde 1

Independent Researchers; Bonnie: Professional Genetic Genealogist


Published on Dec 01, 2015

How far we've come

Our friends who've been with us since 2013 know what a long journey it's been. Now I'd like to bring you up to date on our project's progress.After the long and arduous process of winning approval ...

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Published on Sep 26, 2015

We Have Results!

Dear friends and supporters, There's lots of happy news I'd like to share with you now, and with it, I hope you may forgive me for having neglected to share our progress for a while.After we receiv...

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Published on Jun 24, 2015

Your patience will be rewarded

54% Tonight we saw Matthew appearing on PBS, on the First Peoples TV series, about the evolution and migrations of humankind. Jacqueline Johnson, to whom we owe the discovery ...

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Published on Sep 06, 2013

Where we are

Hi everyone, I thought you would like to know what we've been up to. Here we are, about to receive those lovely funds you have all helped us to raise. They are about to be transferred to a dedi...

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Published on Jul 23, 2013

$2500 already reached!

Yes, dear and wonderful supporters, we did it -- in a tiny fraction of the time we thought we might need! You guys are truly amazing. I hope no one who comes along now will be confused when they ...

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Published on Jul 23, 2013

An unexpected, welcome question

Hello, and a million thanks to our supporters! I never expected to have anything like the rapid progress we've made in our first 24 hours of fundraising. This is presenting us with a welcome que...

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Aw, thanks so much to everyone for your very kind comments! Your support means the world to us. Bob, I'm honored by your praise, but I don't consider us "elite," just super-curious! We'd love to hear your ideas for our next fundraiser. There is still one more trip planned, and plenty of lab work. Do you think we should keep using Experiment? Should we split the amount we need into smaller chunks to make it easier to reach the goal? Please let us know of your ideas to make future fundraising a success!
Jan 09, 2016
Go West, young man: in search of the A00 haplogroup among peoples of Western Cameroon
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Richard and Andreas, I hope the Lab Notes are now satisfying your hopes for more information!
Sep 28, 2015
Which of Cameroon's peoples have members of haplogroup A00?
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Wishing you success!
Sep 01, 2014
How Can We Improve Support for Bonobo Conservation Among the Congolese?
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Best wishes, Louis!
Sep 01, 2014
Research and conservation of threatened amphibians of Mt Nlonako, Cameroon
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