Y-DNA “Paternity Test” for an Ancestor

Y-DNA “Paternity Test” for an Ancestor

Y-DNA isn’t quite a “paternity test,” but can help you solve paternity mysteries, including those for your male ancestors! Here’s how one man used YDNA to help identify an ancestor’s birth father. Thanks to Bob Land for writing this story about how Y-DNA helped him...
Y-DNA Haplogroup E: E1b1b and E1b1a

Y-DNA Haplogroup E: E1b1b and E1b1a

Y-DNA haplogroup E, with subgroups E1b1b and E1b1a, is the most common Y-chromosome haplogroup in Africa. Explore its deep origins, variant names (E-M2, E-M215, and E-V58), global spread to Europe and the Americas, and and consider the best YDNA test for African...
Chromosome Painting | FTDNA and 23andMe

Chromosome Painting | FTDNA and 23andMe

Chromosome painting helps you see your ancestral locations in an appealing new way. Here’s how to use chromosome painters at 23andMe and Family Tree DNA. Chromosome painting sits smack dab at the intersection of science and art. It offers you a new way to visualize...