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

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

Research Your Neanderthal and Archaic DNA Matches on GEDmatch

GEDmatch accepts DNA tests from all the major consumer DNA testing companies. Their free comparison tools allow you to compare your uploaded DNA with a collection of archaic DNA matches. These ancient samples come from fossilized remains found across the world. Several of the samples are Neanderthal DNA. The Archaic DNA Matches Tool shows you … Read more

Book Review: Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy

This is an in-depth book review of Blaine Bettinger’s Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy. My conclusion is a hearty recommendation. I have a few quibbles, but its a must-have resource. Be sure to get the latest edition, as the consumer DNA market is constantly changing. The book is available for purchase … Read more