Kathleen Brandt

1 Magazine | 92 Articles | 91 Followers | @KathleenBrandt | You can see Kathleen Brandt's work on TLC and NBC: Who Do You Think You Are with Tim McGraw (appears on episode), Reba McEntire, Ashley Judd and Chris O'Donnell; on PBS: Finding Your Roots; CCTV Biz Asia; and, in AARP and Jet Magazine. She's a celebrated Keynote Speaker: Ask about the You Are A Pioneer series as presented at Stephens College, Columbia, MO, Feb 2014.

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FTDNA Learning Center – Is it meaningful when two or more of my matches have a DNA segment or segments in the same location?

Yes. You may all share a DNA segment inherited from the same ancestor. However, you each inherited half of your DNA from each parent. Sharing with …

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Double Match Triangulator (DMT)

Recently, I received an e-mail from Louis Kessler, a Microsoft platform developer and genetic genealogist who has created a new tool, the Double …

Chromosome Browser Examples

The following page provides <b>chromosome browser examples</b> showing comparisons between known relatives.<p>Examples of immediate family<p>Below is the list of a …

Relationships

Family Tree DNA Results Explained: Y-DNA Markers, Matching & Genealogy

All you want for Christmas…

<i>…is a DNA test kit</i>So… if that’s you this year, if what you really want for Christmas is a DNA test kit … which one do you get?If <i>The Legal Genealogist</i> …

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Mitochondrial DNA Test (mtDNA)

Common uses for the mtDNA Sequencing Test:<p><b>1. To supplement the results a relationship test, such as a sibling test, grandmother test, aunt test, or</b> …

Mitochondrial dna testing

Mitochondrial dna testing: an introduction<p>What is mitochondrial dna? How is mitochondrial dna used?.<p>Mitochondrial dna testing, usually abbreviated to …

DNA study seeks origin of Appalachia's African-Americans

TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press<p>NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — For years, varied and sometimes wild claims have been made about the origins of a group of …

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7 Things You Should Know About The Future Of Your Genetic Data

"As new technologies come out in health care, it's really important for everyone that there's transparency."<p>Over the last decade, more than a million people have spit in a vial, sent it to 23andMe and received a report on what their personal genetic information says about them. In the decade to …

Health Care

mtDNA or Who’s Your Mommy? Part 2 by Emily D. Aulicino

Are you adopted and searching for your ancestors? Are you are trying to find an adopted mother’s bio­logical family line?<p>If you have one of these …

Is Every Stranger Your Cousin?

According to a demographic analysis by genealogy site AncestryDNA, the average Brit has 193,000 living cousins - enough to fill Wembley Stadium …

Y-DNA or Who’s My Daddy?

<b>By Emily Aulicino</b><p>In the past I have posted information about the various tests on this blog. However, when I was approached my my local genealogical …

Guide to DNA Testing: How to Identify Ancestors, Confirm Relationships, and Measure Ethnic Ancestry through DNA Testing Kindle Edition

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on …

The Shared cM Project – An Update

As you might recall, a few months ago I sent out a call (“Collecting Sharing Information for Known Relationships“) for information about the amount …

Relationships

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The Interconnectedness of the Human Family

<i>I am taking part in the DNA test from Ancestry because it is going to be super exciting just to find out my ethnicity. Is there anything I can do that would help me locate possible living relatives? Thanks for your time!</i> --Thomas<p>________________<p>Dear Thomas,<p>It used to be that the only way to find …

Big History

Introducing a Breakthrough in DNA

AncestryDNA is turning family history inside out with our latest innovation in DNA science and technology. Within your DNA, you carry a history that …

How Do DNA Segments Get Smaller?

Many genetic genealogists, myself included, often talk about DNA segments getting “broken up” or “broken down” as they are passed from one generation …

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DNA Successes for Genealogists

source: Will Lorton (public domain)<p><i>Genealogy and Genetics - Adoption to New Zealand</i><p>In 2014 the <b>a3Genealogy</b> team saw DNA requests increase by 175%. …

Genealogy

What Else Can I Do With My DNA Test Results?

In addition to the information you received from 23andMe, Family Tree DNA, or AncestryDNA about your ancestry, there is a wealth of additional …

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Chromosome Mapping Tool Released

The DNA segment chromosome mapping tool is now released for all to try. This is the current URL:<p>and the documentation is here:<p>Thanks to all the …

Bulletproof

Chromosome Browser War

There has been a lot of discussion lately, and I mean REALLY a lot, about chromosome browsers, the need or lack thereof, why, and what the …

Genealogy

Getting Started with Genome Mate using 23andMe Data

Genome Mate is a desktop tool used to organize in one place the data collected while researching DNA comparisons. Besides data storage it has many …

What Can the X Chromosome Tell Us About the Importance of Small Segments? by Kathy Johnston

The current technology for personal DNA testing shows us the pair of values (A,T, G or C) from each of our parents at every tested position on a …

Jewish Culture

What does shared X DNA really mean?

Since familytreeDNA added X chromosome matching to their family finder, all my favorite bloggers have been writing about how to use it. There is a …

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X chromosome

The X chromosome has always fascinated me. Whether it is trying to track down the family mild blue/green color blindness or just observing X …

Finding Genetic Cousins – Separating Fact from Fiction

<b>Short Summary</b>: Before the end of the year, AncestryDNA plans to update our match lists using a new algorithm that reduces the number of false …