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DNA Survey – Small DNA Segments

DNA Segments and their reliability for identifying DNA shared between descendants of a common ancestor are central to autosomal genetic genealogy. It is generally accepted that as the size of a DNA Segment decreases its likely reliability also decreases and the likelihood that it is a false positive increases. Thus, the subject of Small DNA Segments is a controversial and important topic.

2017-09-16T15:02:23+00:00 September 16th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Family Tree DNA – Friends & Family Sale (OK, we all know it is the Sizzling Summer Sale.)

It is time again for Family Tree DNA's mid-summer sale.  This year the sale runs from August 1st through August 31st. That gives us plenty of time to fire up our genealogy software and fire off emails and phone calls to our cousins.

2017-08-01T20:01:06+00:00 August 1st, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Student Citizen-Science: Connecting the Jewish Future to Its Past

The Y-DNA Q-M242 Project will be partnering with Avotaynu in 2017 on several research initiatives to expand our knowledge of Jewish Heritage, Genealogy, and the branches of Haplogroup Q found in Jewish Diaspora populations.

2017-02-03T12:35:20+00:00 November 29th, 2016|Categories: News, Q-M242|Tags: |

Holiday Sale at Family Tree DNA

Family Tree DNA has announced their Holiday Sale. The message is clear. Every Monday customers will get coupons. If you like your coupon, use it. If you don't, get someone else to use it, and you will get another. Those who use coupons are more likely to get higher value ones the following Monday. Sign [...]

2017-02-03T12:35:20+00:00 November 14th, 2016|Categories: News, Q-M242|

Exploring Microarray Chips

I am starting my first big adventure for the Genetic Genealogy Compendium. Four major genetic genealogy test sellers use microarray chips (Genotyping BeadChips) for products: Ancestry.com, 23andMe, Family Tree DNA, and the National Geographic Genographic Project.

2017-02-03T12:35:21+00:00 September 20th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |

The Encyclopedia of mtDNA Origins – Resources & Citizen Science

I am continuing my work on the Encyclopedia of mtDNA Origins from last time… Today, I am working on the final requirement in the project to create mtDNA pages for all named branches of our shared maternal tree. It is a list of additional resources to help the user understand and enjoy their results.

2017-02-03T12:35:22+00:00 September 14th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |