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....
Use WikiTree to Find DNA Cousins

Use WikiTree to Find DNA Cousins

Use WikiTree to identify potential DNA matches—genetic cousins. This variation on targeted testing can help you explore whether you’re related to a specific ancestor. In the opening scene of the animated movie Aladdin, a traveling salesman is trying to sell us a...