Jewish DNA? 8 Strategies

Jewish DNA? 8 Strategies

DNA testing is part of exploring your Jewish family history. In celebration of Chanukah, here’s an 8-step guide to DNA testing for Jewish ancestry—and beginning Jewish genealogy—by expert Ellen Kowitt. Thanks to Jewish genealogy expert and guest author Ellen Kowitt...
FTDNA Updates Ethnicity Estimates

FTDNA Updates Ethnicity Estimates

Family Tree DNA has (finally!) updated its ethnicity estimates from 24 to 90 categories for its Family Finder autosomal customers. Here’s what you should know about MyOrigins 3.0. Consumer DNA testing company Family Tree DNA (FTDNA) has been working on a major...
DNA Clues to Irish Immigrant Roots

DNA Clues to Irish Immigrant Roots

A sudden interest in family history leads James into DNA testing—and hopes of building the tree of his immigrant ancestors back into Ireland. James McGrail of Steubenville, Ohio, had never taken an interest in his family history. Then about eight years ago, two things...