mtDNA Quarterly

mtDNA YFull Tree

YFull Launches New mtDNA Tree

As many of you know, Phylotree has not been updated in several years. While I support Phylotree and Dr. Van Oven’s efforts, he has not answered emails in some time either. This is so for both many of you and for myself.

Laura's Lost Pet Services

Laura’s #GivingTuesday Fundraiser for Laura’s Lost Pet Services, Inc.

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.

Free MyHeritage Transfers End December 1, 2018

MyHeritage has one of the top sites for matching and ethnic origins. They are also an excellent resource for general genealogy research. Until December 1, 2018…

Bennett Greenspan TALK

TALK: Using DNA to Answer Your Genealogical Puzzle – Bennett Greenspan @ GHJGS

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.

mtDNA Haplogroup B2 – Geno 2.0 Author: Balanovsky, O. et al., 2011 Copyright: National Geographic

The Curious Origin of mtDNA Haplogroup B2 in the Americas

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.