DNA ethnicity – migration

Haplogroup Map: Y DNA v mtDNA

Haplogroup Map: Y DNA v mtDNA

Y DNA and mtDNA haplogroup maps chart the deep origins of your paternal or maternal lines. The specificity of your YDNA or mtDNA haplogroup results varies by test, and so does its value for building your family tree. Read more!

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Irish DNA Ethnicity

Irish DNA Ethnicity

How does Irish DNA ethnicity show up in your AncestryDNA, 23andMe, MyHeritage DNA, Living DNA or Family Tree DNA test results? Here’s a comparison.

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DNA Testing for Asian Ancestry

DNA Testing for Asian Ancestry

DNA testing for people with Asian ancestry is starting to get better. Here’s what’s been available—and what’s coming—for those with Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Indian, Pakistani and other Asian roots.

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Detecting Mayflower DNA

Detecting Mayflower DNA

Can DNA tests detect “Mayflower DNA?” This Thanksgiving story looks at early intermarriage and pedigree collapse among early Pilgrims in New England and the possibility of DNA founder effect—and what this means for genetic detection of Mayflower roots by descendants.

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Endogamy and DNA Testing Tips

Endogamy and DNA Testing Tips

How does your DNA testing company correct for endogamy on DNA matches? You should know about Ancestry’s algorithm; MyHeritage’s rule for Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry; and these tips for segment size and shared matches.

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Future of DNA Ethnicity Estimates

Future of DNA Ethnicity Estimates

How we can extend the limits of DNA ethnicity estimates to make these tests more reliable and relevant for more people? A look ahead at the next generation of DNA ethnicity estimates.

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DNA Testing for African Ancestry

DNA Testing for African Ancestry

Which DNA testing companies shed the most detailed light on African ancestry? What makes Africa the most genetically diverse continent? Why is it so important for scientists to understand the genetic heritage of those with African roots? A must-read article!

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