DNA & Genealogy

DNA testing is often the last resort in genealogy research. It can be expensive, but it can also prove or disprove theories that cannot otherwise be traced.

An Ancestor's Spirit and Influence star
I would like to share two experiences where the spirit of those ancestors I was researching has influenced me.

CAFG Forensic Genealogy Institute star
The Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy announces the 2014 Forensic Genealogy Institute is now open for registration. Come learn more!

DNA Testing for Genealogy star[offsite link]
This is a good information site with links.

Family Tree DNA star[offsite link]
This is a company that can do the DNA testing for you.

FamilyBuilder DNA star
Familybuilder.com launched their first social network application, Family Tree, in June of 2007 to help people build their family trees on Facebook,etc. Now they are offering a great deal on DNA testing. (Guest author David Rheins)

Familybuilder DNA Press Release star
NY City-based Familybuilder‚(http://www.familybuilder.com),the fastest-growing genealogy service on the Internet used by more than 5 million people on Facebook, MySpace, Bebo, Hi5, and Orkut, today announces the release of Familybuilder DNA, its line of popularly-priced home genealogy DNA tests.

Genealogy DNA Sources star
DNA and Genealogy is a topic that many are gaining an interest in. I am learning right along side my readers. I recently attended a seminar and Genealogy & DNA was one of our topics. Here is a portion of what I learned.

I Received My DNA Results, Now What? star
Genetic DNA testing is not magic .It can, however, take the guesswork out of determining if your genetic origin is from Germany or Sweden. Come learn more about DNA testing.

mtDNA Genealogy Testing - HVR-1 and HVR-2 star
When you are doing mitochondria DNA testing, you aren´t testing the *entire* DNA. That would be huge! You are only testing little, defined chunks that researchers know about.

mtDNA Mitochondria Information star
mtDNA can be very hard to understand in genealogy. How does this mtDNA information help you connect to your relatives? Here is a description of how it works.

Scientific Testimony star[offsite link]
DNA Testing: An Introduction For Non-Scientists An Illustrated Explanation

Slave Insurance star
As I researched topics to write about I came across the issue of insuring slaves. I was surprised that this was the first time I had came across this. As I talked to my friends who were researching their African American ancestors, they also knew very little about slavery insurance.

The DNA of Genealogy star[offsite link]
Nice site with good information.

They Came in Ships Book Review star
John P. Colletta's book, "They Came in Ships", is a wonderful tool in discovering the arrival records your immmigrant ancestors took.

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