DNA for Genealogists.

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

No, You Don’t Really Have 7,900 4th Cousins: Some DNA Basics for Those With Jewish Heritage

Perhaps you’ve been lured by the siren song of the commercials (“<i>We thought we were German! But it turns out we’re Scottish!”)</i> and had your DNA …

Genealogy

TV Documentary Casting & Father's Day DNA Sale

DonorChildren Community,<p>We have a new member, @DNACASTING that recently posted a thread on DonorChildren's Forum that is the Co-Executive Producer …

Father's Day

DNAgedcom

The DNAgedcom site was created to provide tools for adoptees using DNA to search for biological family but it is also very useful for those of us …

Genealogy

Want to Star in an Ancestry Commercial?

Have your AncestryDNA results inspired you to travel somewhere new or achieve something great? Tell us about it! Nothing speaks to the power of …

Managing multiple kits – and the new AncestryDNA change

There has been lots of brouhaha in the genetic genealogy community this week! AncestryDNA just announced some dramatic changes coming July 18th for …

Visualising Ancestry DNA matches–Part 1–Getting ready

This is the first post of a series that will demonstrate, <b>step-by-step</b>, how to use a free Excel-based network analysis tool to explore and get more …

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 …

Genealogy

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 …

Genealogy

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. …

Genealogy

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 …

Genealogy

Family Forest

Family Forest® Descendants of Baron Anslech Turstain of Briquebec at $139<p>Family Forest® Descendants of King Duncan I of Scotland at $129<p>Family …

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 …

DNA

Autosomal DNA testing comparison chart

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

Temporarily Unavailable | Keep&Share

Keep&Share is Temporarily Unavailable<p>Service Temporarily Suspended for Scheduled Maintenance<p>Keep&Share is temporarily unavailable. We apologize for …

Gear & Gadgets

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> …

Genealogy

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 …

Health Care