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

Does Your Ancestry DNA Show Neanderthal Matches? Fascinating Comparisons!

Does Ancestry show Neanderthal DNA? You may have heard friends talk about how much Neanderthal DNA appeared in their DNA test. If you tested with Ancestry.com, you may be wondering whether Ancestry shows you anything about Neanderthal DNA. Does Ancestry Show Neanderthal DNA? The Ancestry DNA test does not show how much Neanderthal DNA you … Read more

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How To Download Your Ancestry DNA

When your DNA test has been processed by Ancestry, you should download your raw DNA to your local machine. It’s always good to keep your own copy in secure storage. And if you want, you can upload this file to some other reputable DNA sites for more analysis and DNA matches. This article is a … Read more

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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