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

23andMe Genetic Tree

Your Calculated 23andMe Family Tree – A Guide

The 23andMe family tree feature was introduced in 2019, and is very different from a traditional genealogy tree. A 23andMe family tree is a graphical representation of the potential relationships between you and your DNA relatives. If you opt in, 23andMe calculates your genetic tree. What is a 23andMe Family Tree? If Ancestry’s tree software … Read more

Best DNA Tests for Adopted Adults to Unlock Family Heritage

Adoptees and people with unknown parentage are using DNA Tests to identify birth parents, health information, and ethnic heritage. Which DNA test is best for adopted adults or anyone who doesn’t know the identity of a biological parent? AncestryDNA is the best DNA test for adoptees researching birth family. Use 23andMe if you only want … Read more