DNA for Genealogists.

By Kathleen Brandt | Hints and Tips to DNA testing and getting the results you want.

The Fourth Pond: MyHeritage DNA

For years we have been advising DNA testers, specifically those searching for birth family and attempting to solve family mysteries, to test at all …

DNA transfers to Family Tree DNA are back!

It’s working again! At last …You can upload your DNA test results from <b>Ancestry.com</b> and/or <b>23andme</b> to Family Tree DNA again! You get a free look and …

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DNA basics for a sound foundation

<i>Building a sturdy genetic genealogy house</i>If we want to build a sturdy house, we have to have a sound foundation.It’s that sound foundation on which …

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Tracing Birth Parents by Testing Your DNA

Today, many adoptees are tracing birth parents through DNA testing.<p>I did it myself, reuniting with my birth father’s family more than twenty years …

DNA testing for adoptees: 2017

<i>Fish in all the ponds</i>There isn’t a week that goes by that the question doesn’t come in to <i>The Legal Genealogist</i>.“I am adopted,” the question begins. …

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Comment on The DNA Era of Genealogy by Rachida Djebel

Thank you Blaine Bettinger for mentioning -at least in small part-the plight of the adoptee, of which I am one. Those of us lucky enough to have some …

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Family Forest

Get started for free! No credit card required.<p>Just send us the names (and the dates if you have them) of one of your early ancestral couples.<br>We'll do …

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 …

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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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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

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 …

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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>Dear Thomas,<p>It used to be that the only way to find long-lost …

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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 …