Home 2016-11-08T02:17:09+00:00

Encyclopedia of mtDNA Origins

  • A2

    Haplogroup A2 is an Native Americas branch on the maternal tree of human kind. The woman who founded this line lived between 13,900 and 17,400 years ago (Behar et al 2012b).

    People: Places: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, North America, Peru, Puerto Rico, South America, Uruguay, and Venezuela


Explore your maternal heritage in the Encyclopedia of mtDNA Origins.


Genetic Genealogy News

Rockstar Genealogist Nominations are Open

It is time again to blast off with the annual 'Rockstar' genealogist competition on the Canada's Anglo-Celtic blog. Nominations are fortunately open still, so we have time to look at genetic genealogists who should be [...]

FTDNA Announces BIG Y Updates

This morning, Family Tree DNA announced to project administrators some of the first major updates to their BIG Y product since its launch.

  • DNA Survey - Triangulation 2

DNA Survey – DNA Triangulation

When I closed the survey, 101 people (n=101) had taken it. The first question was, "Do you use DNA Triangulation with your matches?" 63.4% answered Yes, and 36.6% answered No.

23andMe Is Eliminating Usernames on 27 Sep. 2017

23andMe sent out the following message to all of their customers today.

Recent Journal Articles

Early human occupation of a maritime desert, Barrow Island, North-West Australia

The dietary breadth of both arid zone terrestrial fauna and marine species increases after the Last Glacial Maximum and significantly so by the mid-Holocene. The cave is abandoned by 6.8 ka when the island becomes increasingly distant from the mainland coast.

The Genomic History Of Southeastern Europe

We report new genome-wide ancient DNA data from 204 individuals-65 Paleolithic and Mesolithic, 93 Neolithic, and 46 Copper, Bronze and Iron Age-who lived in southeastern Europe and surrounding regions between about 12,000 and 500 BCE.

Potential hominin affinities of Graecopithecus from the Late Miocene of Europe

The split of our own clade from the Panini is undocumented in the fossil record. To fill this gap we investigated the dentognathic morphology of…

Best practice recommendations for the establishment of a national DNA identification program for missing persons: a global perspective

I will translate key Fellowship findings into practical recommendations for the establishment of a national DNA identification program based on international best practice that will be applicable for any country considering implementing a DNA-led MP program.

Latest Posts

  • The PayPal Website

Pay a PayPal Money Request

The last tutorial explained how to request money from someone using PayPal. This tutorial shows how to pay a PayPal Money Request.

  • The FTDNA Website

Use the FTDNA-GAP Download Page

The Download Files page of the FTDNA-GAP allows you to download copies of many of the GAP pages as either CSV or XML files. Both formats can be opened in Excel. CSV format can also be opened by Google Spreadsheets and other opensource spreadsheet programs.

  • The GenePlaza Website

Upload a file to GenePlaza

This tutorial walks you through uploading either a 23andMe or an Ancestry.com DNA file to the GenePlaza website. Before you start, you should have a GenePlaza account and have downloaded either your Ancestry.com DNA file or your 23andMe file.

  • The GenePlaza Website

Create a GenePlaza account

GenePlaza is another microarray upload site. Each of its tools is available as an individual app.