Sorting DNA matches by place—their current locations and/or your shared ancestral locations—can sometimes help you find DNA answers!
DNA ethnicity – migration
Explore your Scotland ancestry with the best DNA tests to show your Scottish ethnicity percentages and find relatives from Scotland.
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!
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.
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.
AncestryDNA keeps adding new regions to their ethnicity results! Here’s what their genetic communities and ethnic regions are, and how they can help you understand your ancestral heritage.
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.
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.
As soon as I tried FamilySearch’s new “Where Am I From?” family tree mapping tool, I wondered how my DNA ethnicity results would compare to my genealogical family tree. Here’s what I saw.
How do DNA ethnicity results for 21 sets of identical twins compare at AncestryDNA, 23andMe and MyHeritage? Read the answers here, along with a bonus question about 23andMe traits.
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.
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!
DNA ethnicity estimates are more reliable for certain locations than others. Here’s which regions of Europe are more (and less) likely to be identified correctly.
DNA ethnicity estimates are so complex—like the weather—that they vary for the same person even at the same testing company. Here, let us explain.
The best DNA ethnicity results—most accurate and specific—vary across testing companies. Here’s some hard data on which testing companies are doing well for which regions.