Kathleen Brandt

1 Magazine | 96 Articles | 95 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.

How Many Ancestors Do You Have?

Number of Your Ancestors<p>(Parents of parents, etc. No aunts, uncles, cousins, sisters, or brothers) Starting year- 1995 Average generation- 25 years …

Frequently Asked Questions - About the Project

The Genographic Project is an ambitious attempt to help answer fundamental questions about where we came from and how we came to populate the earth. Building on the science from the earlier phases of the Genographic Project, Geno 2.0 Next Generation uses sophisticated, cutting-edge technology to …

Genetics

Autosomal DNA testing comparison chart

<b>Autosomal DNA testing</b> for genetic genealogy purposes is provided by the following five companies: 23andMe, AncestryDNA, BritainsDNA, Family Tree DNA …

DNA

Hiring a DNA Testing Company Genealogy

<i>Hiring a Professional Researcher Hiring a DNA Testing Company</i><p>DNA testing has become an accepted tool for identifying ancestors and for verifying …

Video Tutorial | Scottish Origenes: scottish ancestry, scottish genealogy, scottish clan map

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 …

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 …

Genetics

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 …

Biology

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> …

Chromosomes

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> …

Chromosomes

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 …

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 …

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

New from<p>Used from<p>Kindle<p>—<p>—<p>Kindle <br>$0.00 <i>kindle unlimited logo</i> This title and over 1 million more available with Kindle Unlimited $0.99 to buy<p>"Strengths …

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 …

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 …

Chromosomes

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%. …

Genetics

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 …

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 …

Biology

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 …