Explore your maternal heritage in the Encyclopedia of mtDNA Origins.
Since the publication of Paternal origin of Paleo-Indians in Siberia: insights from Y-chromosome sequences I have found myself contemplating the migration or migration of maternal lineages to the Americas. Generally, researchers have considered the timing to be deep, around 18,000 years ago.
This is a quick guide to adjusting your privacy settings for project participation at Family Tree DNA. I, personally, take my privacy extremely seriously, and I hope your own seriously too.
The Czech Republic is a country in Eastern Europe. It has a continental climate.
Cyprus is officially the Republic of Cyprus. It is an island nation located in the Mediterranean sea.
Cuba is officially the Republic of Cuba. It is an island nation located of the coast of Central America.
Croatia is officially the Republic of Croatia. It is a country located in the south-east of Europe.
Human existence, our beginnings, trace back to Africa. For over a million years, we have traveled within and away from our homeland. Those travels have built upon one another and created our modern cultures.
I regret having to write that I am no longer allowing PROXY and VPN traffic to the Haplogroup website. Over the past two years the amount of automated 'bot' traffic to the site has placed a sever strain on my resources. I do not think this will impact most of my project members. If it does though, please send me the information for the PROXY or VPN you use. I will gladly add you to the whitelist.
Giving Tuesday has come to follow Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It is a chance to return to our Thankful celebration of what we have by helping others. This year, I am helping my friend Laura Weitner. Laura is raising funds for her non-profit lost pet finding service. Laura has her own pets, a job, and family. Every day though she helps people in her community find their lost animals. She does this out of kindness and love of animals. She also helps capture and rehabilitate the homeless 'neighborhood dogs' of West Virginia. This work often involves long nights waiting for a dog to enter a humane trap and potential bites.
Family Tree DNA has announced that Family Finder tests are on sale this weekend for $39 US. This is the perfect time to add on Family Finder for all of your current kits at FTDNA and recruit a few more cousins to test.
DNA has played an increasingly important role in medicine, criminal work, and our own personal genealogical story. There are 3 different types of DNA tests that can be employed to learn things about yourself that you can’t determine simply by looking in a mirror.
Here we analyse ancient genomic data from 11 individuals from Finland and north-western Russia.
Here, we present a time series of ancient whole genomes from the Andes of Peru, dating back to 7000 calendar years before the present (BP), and compare them to 42 new genome-wide genetic variation datasets from both highland and lowland populations.
We sequenced 15 ancient human genomes spanning Alaska to Patagonia; six are ≥10,000 years old (up to ~18× coverage).
We report genome-wide ancient DNA from 49 individuals forming four parallel time transects in Belize, Brazil, the Central Andes, and the Southern Cone, each dating to at least ∼9,000 years ago.
Mobility and trade in Mediterranean antiquity: Evidence for an ‘Italian connection’ in Mycenaean Greece revealed by ancient DNA of livestock
We sequenced pig and cattle mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) from Tiryns, Greece – a key Bronze Age site in the Aegean region.
A test of the European Pleistocene refugial paradigm, using a Western Palaearctic endemic bird species
Although our results support the paradigm, in general, they also suggest that in highly dispersive taxa, isolation of neighbouring refugia was incomplete, resulting in large super-refugial populations.