Do You Share Ancient Irish DNA? Find Out With GEDmatch

Do you share DNA with any of the four ancient Irish samples on GEDmatch? You can compare your DNA to Neolithic and Bronze Age remains uncovered in Northern Ireland. Here’s how to go about it. How To Research Ancient Irish DNA Samples on GEDmatch We have another article on using GEDmatch to research Neanderthal and … Read more

How To Add A Family Tree To GEDmatch

There are two ways to add a family tree to GEDmatch: upload a GEDCOM file or add a link from a Wikitree. The GEDCOM approach is more common amongst GEDmatch members. This article has a review and walkthrough of importing a GEDCOM file to GEDmatch. We’ll also take a detailed look at privacy and living … Read more

Does 23andMe Test mtDNA? (See Sample Results)

23andMe provide limited testing of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA tests). Part of the information is presented as a report of your maternal haplogroup. This article shows you what to expect from your 23andMe test of mtDNA. Does 23andMe Test Mitochondrial DNA? 23andMe does limited testing of mitochondrial DNA. Male and female customers are given their maternal … Read more

Does 23andMe Show Famous Relatives?

When you test your DNA with 23andMe, your results include a set of Ancestry reports and a list of DNA relatives. Will you discover famous relatives with 23andMe? This article shows you exactly what to expect. Does 23andMe Show Famous Relatives? 23andMe has a feature that suggests some famous relatives in one or two of … Read more

Does 23andMe Test Y-DNA? (See Example Results)

Although I’ve tested my DNA with 23andMe, I can’t use my own DNA reports to check what the company does with Y-DNA. However, I’ve taken a detailed look at the 23andMe reports for male customers. This article shows you what Y-DNA information you can expect from a 23andMe DNA test. Does 23andMe Test Y-DNA? 23andMe … Read more

What Happened To AncestrybyDNA?

AncestrybyDNA is a DNA test introduced in 2002 that provides a high-level breakdown of ancient origins. It is sometimes confused with the offering from AncestryDNA, the testing arm of Ancestry.com. The AncestrybyDNA kit has changed owners, but it is still on the market in several guises. Its history includes marketing controversy, a lawsuit from Ancestry.com, … Read more