DNAeXplain Archives – General Information Articles

dna interestA couple weeks ago, I said that I would publish lists of the articles in the DNAeXplain archives sorted by new tag categories.  Recently, I published the first of those lists, the Historical or Obsolete articles.  This week, it’s time for the General Information articles.

General Information articles are articles about DNA and genealogy, but they don’t presume you are actually working with DNA results.  They can be and often are simply of general interest.  As you can see, there’s a very wide range of topics covered – health, rocks, dogs, Picts, your DNA as music…and lots more.  Enjoy!

Article Name Date Link
Welcome to the World of Genetic Genealogy 7-11-2012 http://dna-explained.com/2012/07/11/hello-world/
I’ve Never Met a DNA Test I Wouldn’t Take… 7-13-2012 http://dna-explained.com/2012/07/13/ive-never-met-a-dna-test-i-wouldnt-take/
Citizen Science 7-17-2012 http://dna-explained.com/2012/07/17/citizen-science/
Racial Admixture in Elizabethan London 7-22-2012 http://dna-explained.com/2012/07/22/racial-admixture-in-elizabethan-london/
Adoptee Resources and Genetic Genealogy 7-30-2012 http://dna-explained.com/2012/07/30/adoptee-resources-and-genetic-genealogy/
Jewish Voice Interview with Bennett Greenspan 8-2-2012 http://dna-explained.com/2012/08/02/jewish-voice-interview-with-bennett-greenspan/
Applying DNA Studies to Family History – The Melungeon Mystery Solved 8-8-2012 http://dna-explained.com/2012/08/08/applying-dna-studies-to-family-history-the-melungeon-mystery-solved/
Wozniak’s Birthday DNA Gift 8-9-2012 http://dna-explained.com/2012/08/09/wozniaks-birthday-dna-gift/
Ancestry’s Consent Form for AncestryDNA Autosomal Test 8-16-2012 http://dna-explained.com/2012/08/16/ancestrys-consent-form-for-ancestrydna-autosomal-test/
DNA Melody 8-17-2012 http://dna-explained.com/2012/08/17/dna-melody/
Marja and Me 8-20-2012 http://dna-explained.com/2012/08/20/marja-and-me/
Dutch Genealogy – Maybe not so Hopeless Afterall 8-28-2012 http://dna-explained.com/2012/08/28/dutch-genealogy-maybe-not-so-hopeless-afterall/
Family Tree DNA YouTube Channel 8-28-2012 http://dna-explained.com/2012/08/28/family-tree-dna-new-youtube-channel/
Is History Repeating Itself at Ancestry? 8-30-2012 http://dna-explained.com/2012/08/30/is-history-repeating-itself-at-ancestry/
Denisovan DNA Tells a Story 8-31-2012 http://dna-explained.com/2012/08/31/denisovan-dna-tells-a-story/
It’s Not Junk Afterall! 9-6-2012 http://dna-explained.com/2012/09/06/its-not-junk-afterall/
Lenny Trujillo: The Journey of You 9-11-2012 http://dna-explained.com/2012/09/11/lenny-trujillo-the-journey-of-you/
Native and African American Houses  – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 9-15-2012 http://dna-explained.com/2012/09/15/native-and-african-american-houses-university-of-illinois-at-urbana-champaign/
The Malhi Molecular Anthropology and Ancient DNA Labs 9-22-2012 http://dna-explained.com/2012/09/22/the-malhi-molecular-anthropology-and-ancient-dna-labs/
CRS Extended Haplogroup 10-20-2012 http://dna-explained.com/2012/10/20/crs-extended-haplogroup/
Melungeon DNA Paper Honored by the North Carolina Society of Historians 10-21-2012 http://dna-explained.com/2012/10/22/melungeon-dna-paper-honored-by-the-north-carolina-society-of-historians/
The Future of Genetic Genealogy – Dream Big 10-26-2012 http://dna-explained.com/2012/10/26/the-future-of-genetic-genealogy-dream-big/
Mitochondrial DNA – Birthing Haplogroup Subclades 10-31-2012 http://dna-explained.com/2012/10/31/mitochondrial-dna-birthing-haplogroup-subclades/
Genetic Genealogy Blogs 11-5-2012 http://dna-explained.com/2012/11/05/genetic-genealogy-blogs/
The New Root – Haplogroup A00 11-16-2012 http://dna-explained.com/2012/11/16/the-new-root-haplogroup-a00/
Otzi was a Brown Eyed, Left Handed Farmer 11-20-2012 http://dna-explained.com/2012/11/21/otzi-was-a-brown-eyed-left-handed-farmer/
Facebook Link 11-24-2012 http://dna-explained.com/2012/11/24/facebook-link/
Bigfoot is Real??? 11-25-2012 http://dna-explained.com/2012/11/25/bigfoot-is-real/
Geno 2.0 Results – First Peek 12-11-2012 http://dna-explained.com/2012/12/11/geno-2-0-results-first-peek/
Geno 2.0 Results – Kicking the Tires 12-12-2012 http://dna-explained.com/2012/12/12/geno-2-0-results-kicking-the-tires/
I’m Adopted and I Don’t Know Where to Start 12-17-2012 http://dna-explained.com/2012/12/17/im-adopted-and-i-dont-know-where-to-start/
Proving Native American Ancestry Using DNA 12-18-2012 http://dna-explained.com/2012/12/18/proving-native-american-ancestry-using-dna/
Britain’s DNA – Caveat Emptor 12-20-2012 http://dna-explained.com/2012/12/20/britains-dna-caveat-emptor/
Lost Colony, Hyde County and Lumbee Berry Families 12-21-2012 http://dna-explained.com/2012/12/21/lost-colony-hyde-county-and-lumbee-berry-families/
Walking in Bauke Camstra’s Shoes 12-22-2012 http://dna-explained.com/2012/12/22/walking-in-bauke-camstras-shoes/
Lost Colony DNA Project Makes The Scientist Magazine List of top 20 Stories for 2012 12-26-2012 http://dna-explained.com/2012/12/26/lost-colony-dna-project-makes-the-scientist-magazine-list-of-top-20-stories-for-2012/
Rethinking “Out of Africa” 1-6-2013 http://dna-explained.com/2013/01/06/rethinking-out-of-africa/
Decoding and Rethinking Neanderthals 1-10-2013 http://dna-explained.com/2013/01/10/decoding-and-rethinking-neanderthals/
Out of Eden – Retracing the Steps of Humanity 1-11-2013 http://dna-explained.com/2013/01/11/out-of-eden-retracing-the-steps-of-humanity/
Faces of our Ancestors 1-29-2013 http://dna-explained.com/2013/01/29/faces-of-our-ancestors/
King Richard, Is That You? 2-4-2013 http://dna-explained.com/2013/02/04/king-richard-is-that-you/
Thick Hair, Small Boobs, Shovel Shaped Teeth and More 2-17-2013 http://dna-explained.com/2013/02/17/thick-hair-small-boobs-shovel-shaped-teeth-and-more/
Personal Genetics – Coming out of the Closet – Ostriches, Eagles and Fear 3-6-2013 http://dna-explained.com/2013/03/06/personal-genetics-coming-out-of-the-closet-ostriches-eagles-and-fear/
The Genomics Revolution 13 Years Later – Bennett Greenspan 3-9-2013 http://dna-explained.com/2013/03/09/the-genomics-revolution-13-years-later-bennett-greenspan/
Ancestry Needs Another Push – Chromosome Browser 3-24-2013 http://dna-explained.com/2013/03/24/ancestry-needs-another-push-chromosome-browser/
Family Tree DNA Research Center Facilitates Discovery of Ancient Root to Y Tree 3-26-2013 http://dna-explained.com/2013/03/26/family-tree-dna-research-center-facilitates-discovery-of-ancient-root-to-y-tree/
DIY DNA Analysis, GenomeWeb and Citizen Scientist 2.0 4-10-2013 http://dna-explained.com/2013/04/10/diy-dna-analysis-genomeweb-and-citizen-scientist-2-0/
DNA Survives Bomb Blasts 4-20-2013 http://dna-explained.com/2013/04/20/dna-survives-bomb-blasts/
DNA Day 4-25-2013 http://dna-explained.com/2013/04/25/dna-day/
Announcing the Native American Haplogroup C DNA Project 4-28-2013 http://dna-explained.com/2013/04/28/announcing-the-native-american-haplogroup-c-dna-project/
Digging Up Dad, Exhumation and Forensic Testing Alternatives 4-30-2013 http://dna-explained.com/2013/04/30/digging-up-dad-exhumation-and-forensic-testing-alternatives/
Email Hacking, Hijacking, Spamming and Internet Safety 5-5-2013 http://dna-explained.com/2013/05/06/email-hacking-hijacking-spamming-and-internet-safety/
The Clan 5-13-2013 http://dna-explained.com/2013/05/13/the-clan/
Picture This 5-21-2013 http://dna-explained.com/2013/05/21/picture-this/
The Orphan Train and the Mystery of William Jennings Duckett 5-29-2013 http://dna-explained.com/2013/05/29/the-orphan-train-and-the-mystery-of-william-jennings-duckett/
Navigating 23andMe for Genealogy 6-7-2013 http://dna-explained.com/2013/06/07/navigating-23andme-for-genealogy/
Supreme Court Decision – Genes Can’t Be Patented 6-13-2013 http://dna-explained.com/2013/06/13/supreme-court-decision-genes-cant-be-patented/
The Warrior Gene 6-16-2013 http://dna-explained.com/2013/06/16/the-warrior-gene/
Big News!  Probable Native American Haplogroup Breakthrough 6-26-2013 http://dna-explained.com/2013/06/27/big-news-probable-native-american-haplogroup-breakthrough/
Products of the Motherland 6-29-2013 http://dna-explained.com/2013/06/29/products-of-the-motherland/
James Watson on DNA 7-2-2013 http://dna-explained.com/2013/07/02/james-watson-on-dna/
Ancient DNA Analysis in Canada 7-4-2013 http://dna-explained.com/2013/07/04/ancient-dna-analysis-from-canada/
Human Double Helix 7-7-2013 http://dna-explained.com/2013/07/07/human-double-helix/
5,500 Year Old Grandmother Found Using DNA 7-10-2013 http://dna-explained.com/2013/07/10/5500-year-old-grandmother-found-using-dna/
The Found Poem 7-12-2013 http://dna-explained.com/2013/07/12/the-found-poem-2/
Rosalind Franklin Gets A Google Doodle For Her 93rd Birthday 7-25-2013 http://dna-explained.com/2013/07/25/rosalind-franklin-gets-a-google-doodle-for-her-93rd-birthday/
British Royal DNA 8-17-2013 http://dna-explained.com/2013/08/17/british-royal-dna/
Acadian Maryland Historical Marker Unveiling 8-21-2013 http://dna-explained.com/2013/08/21/acadian-maryland-historical-marker-unveiling/
You Might Be A Pict If… 8-24-2013 http://dna-explained.com/2013/08/24/you-might-be-a-pict-if/
Mexican Women’s Mitochondrial DNA Primarily Native American 8-30-2013 http://dna-explained.com/2013/08/30/mexican-womens-mitochondrial-dna-primarily-native-american/
Epigenetics – Gone Perhaps, But Not Forgotten 9-8-2013 http://dna-explained.com/2013/09/08/epigenetics-forgotten-perhaps-but-not-gone/
First Iceland, Now the Faroe Islands 9-11-2013 http://dna-explained.com/2013/09/11/first-iceland-now-the-faroe-islands/
Native American Mitochondrial Haplogroups 9-18-2013 http://dna-explained.com/2013/09/18/native-american-mitochondrial-haplogroups/
Double Helix Pedestrian Bridge 9-22-2013 http://dna-explained.com/2013/09/22/double-helix-pedestrian-bridge/
23andMe Patents Technology for Designer Babies 10-5-2013 http://dna-explained.com/2013/10/05/23andme-patents-technology-for-designer-babies/
Modern Faces and Ancient Migrations 10-13-2013 http://dna-explained.com/2013/10/13/modern-faces-and-ancient-migrations/
Lovin’ My Cousins 10-14-2013 http://dna-explained.com/2013/10/14/lovin-my-cousins/
Ancestry’s Updated Ethnicity Summary 10-17-2013 http://dna-explained.com/2013/10/17/ancestrys-updated-v2-ethnicity-summary/
Human Genetics Revolution Tells Us That Men and Women Are Not the Same 10-21-2013 http://dna-explained.com/2013/10/24/human-genetics-revolution-tells-us-that-men-and-women-are-not-the-same/
Ancestor of Native Americans in Asia was 30% “Western Eurasian” 10-25-2013 http://dna-explained.com/2013/10/25/ancestor-of-native-americans-in-asia-was-30-western-eurasian/
Native American Maternal Haplogroup A2s and B2a Dispersion 10-29-2013 http://dna-explained.com/2013/10/29/native-american-maternal-haplogroup-a2a-and-b2a-dispersion/
WikiTree and DNA 11-4-2013 http://dna-explained.com/2013/11/04/wikitree-and-dna/
10 Year Pioneers Recognized by Family Tree DNA 11-10-2013 http://dna-explained.com/2013/11/10/10-year-pioneers-recognized-by-family-tree-dna/
Genomics Law Report Discusses Designing Children 11-13-2013 http://dna-explained.com/2013/11/13/genomics-law-review-discusses-designing-children/
Gene by Gene Genomics Research Center Lab Tour 11-14-2013 http://dna-explained.com/2013/11/14/gene-by-gene-genomics-research-center-lab-tour/
Genographic Consortium Publications 11-15-2013 http://dna-explained.com/2013/11/15/genographic-consortium-publications/
What About the Big Y? 11-16-2013 http://dna-explained.com/2013/11/16/what-about-the-big-y/
Native American Gene Flow, Europe?, Asia and the Americas 11-22-2013 http://dna-explained.com/2013/11/22/native-american-gene-flow-europe-asia-and-the-americas/
Watson, Crick and Spotted Dick 11-24-2013 http://dna-explained.com/2013/11/24/watson-crick-and-spotted-dick/
FDA Orders 23andMe to Discontinue Testing 11-25-2013 http://dna-explained.com/2013/11/25/fda-orders-23andme-to-discontinue-testing/
Now What?  23andMe and the FDA 11-26-2013 http://dna-explained.com/2013/11/26/now-what-23andme-and-the-fda/
Native American Haplogroups Q, C and the Big Y Test 11-30-2013 http://dna-explained.com/2013/11/30/native-american-haplogroups-q-c-and-the-big-y-test/
Downloading and Uploading 23andMe Files – v2 vs v3 12-4-2013 http://dna-explained.com/2013/12/04/downloading-and-uploading-23andme-files-v2-vs-v3/
Family Tree DNA Listens, and Acts 12-5-2013 http://dna-explained.com/2013/12/05/family-tree-dna-listens-and-acts/
400,000 Year Old DNA From Spain Sequenced 12-5-2013 http://dna-explained.com/2013/12/05/400000-year-old-dna-from-spain-sequenced/
23andMe Suspends Health Related Genetic Tests 12-5-2013 http://dna-explained.com/2013/12/06/23andme-suspends-health-related-genetic-tests/
23andMe Produces about 10% Response Rate for Genealogy 12-7-2013 http://dna-explained.com/2013/12/08/23andme-produces-about-10-response-rate-for-genealogy/
Neuroarchaeologists Uncover Iberian Origin of Unusual Alzheimer’s Gene Mutation 12-13-2013 http://dna-explained.com/2013/12/13/neuroarchaeologists-uncover-iberian-origin-of-unusual-alzheimers-gene-mutation/
36 Wives and the Ambassador 12-21-2013 http://dna-explained.com/2013/12/21/36-wives-and-the-ambassador/
Sequencing of Neanderthal Toe Bone Reveals Unknown Hominin Line 12-22-2013 http://dna-explained.com/2013/12/22/sequencing-of-neanderthal-toe-bone-reveals-unknown-hominin-line/
The Genealogist’s Christmas Lament 12-24-2013 http://dna-explained.com/2013/12/24/the-genealogists-christmas-lament/
Native Americans, Neanderthal and Denisova Admixture 12-26-2013 http://dna-explained.com/2013/12/26/native-americans-neanderthal-and-denisova-admixture/
2013’s Dynamic Dozen Top Genetic Genealogy Happenings 12-28-2013 http://dna-explained.com/2013/12/28/2013s-dynamic-dozen-top-genetic-genealogy-happenings/
Promethease – Genetic Health Information Alternative 12-30-2013 http://dna-explained.com/2013/12/30/promethease-genetic-health-information-alternative/
Second Sleep, The Rodent, and Jewelry 1-4-2014 http://dna-explained.com/2014/01/04/second-sleep-the-rodent-and-jewelry/
How to Sequence the Human Genome 1-6-2014 http://dna-explained.com/2014/01/06/how-to-sequence-the-human-genome/
Stonehenge 1-16-2014 http://dna-explained.com/2014/01/16/stonehenge/
The $1000 Genome – Not Exactly 1-17-2014 http://dna-explained.com/2014/01/17/the-1000-genome-not-exactly/
Finding Family the New-Fashioned Way 1-20-2014 http://dna-explained.com/2014/01/20/finding-family-the-new-fashioned-way/
What If You Die? 1-28-2014 http://dna-explained.com/2014/01/28/what-if-you-die/
Neanderthal Genome Further Defined in Contemporary Eurasians 1-30-2014 http://dna-explained.com/2014/01/30/neanderthal-genome-further-defined-in-contemporary-eurasians/
Charting Companion From Progeny Software 2-3-2014 http://dna-explained.com/2014/02/03/charting-companion-from-progeny-software/
Cavendish Lab at Cambridge University 2-5-2014 http://dna-explained.com/2014/02/05/cavendish-lab-at-cambridge-university/
Clovis People are Native Americans and From Asia, Not Europe 2-13-2014 http://dna-explained.com/2014/02/13/clovis-people-are-native-americans-and-from-asia-not-europe/
If There was a Death Test, Would You Take It? 3-3-2014 http://dna-explained.com/2014/03/03/if-there-was-a-death-test-would-you-take-it/
Clannishness, Clans and Locating Ancestral Origins? 2-24-2014 http://dna-explained.com/2014/02/24/clannishness-clans-and-locating-ancestral-origins/
North American Languages Before Colonialism 2-25-2014 http://dna-explained.com/2014/02/25/north-american-languages-before-colonialism/
Family Tree DNA Launches New Learning Center 3-11-2014 http://dna-explained.com/2014/03/11/family-tree-dna-launches-new-learning-center/
Houston Chronicle Article Features Gene by Gene Founders 3-17-2014 http://dna-explained.com/2014/03/17/houston-chronicle-article-features-gene-by-gene-founders/
Bluejacket Reunion with a Tomahawk 3-19-2014 http://dna-explained.com/2014/03/19/bluejacket-reunion-with-a-tomahawk/
Data Mining and Screen Scraping – Right or Wrong? 4-6-2014 http://dna-explained.com/2014/04/06/data-mining-and-screen-scraping-right-or-wrong/
The Human Family Tree 4-22-2014 http://dna-explained.com/2014/04/22/the-human-family-tree/
2014 Y Tree Released by Family Tree DNA 5-9-2014 http://dna-explained.com/2014/05/09/2014-y-tree-released-by-family-tree-dna/
Native American DNA Projects 5-26-2014 http://dna-explained.com/2014/05/26/native-american-dna-projects/
The Resilience Project 6-2-2014 http://dna-explained.com/2014/06/02/the-resilience-project/
Ancestry.com Discontinues Y and mtDNA Tests and Closes Data Base 6-5-2014 http://dna-explained.com/2014/06/05/ancestry-com-discontinues-y-and-mtdna-tests-and-closes-data-base/
Bennett Greenspan and the Future of Genetic Genealogy 6-8-2014 http://dna-explained.com/2014/06/08/bennett-greenspan-the-future-of-genetic-genealogy/
DNA Analysis of 8000 Year Old Bones Allows Peek Into the Neolithic 6-9-2014 http://dna-explained.com/2014/06/09/dna-analysis-of-8000-year-old-bones-allows-peek-into-the-neolithic/
Transfer DNA Results or Retest at Family Tree DNA 6-11-2014 http://dna-explained.com/2014/06/11/transfer-dna-results-or-retest-at-family-tree-dna/
Ancestry Kit Mixup 6-13-2014 http://dna-explained.com/2014/06/13/ancestry-kit-mixup/
Stop and Smell the Flowers 6-17-2014 http://dna-explained.com/2014/06/17/stop-and-smell-the-flowers/
Family Tree DNA Site Update Includes Y Enhancements and Renaming of myOrigins Regions 6-19-2014 http://dna-explained.com/2014/06/19/family-tree-dna-site-update-includes-y-enhancements-and-renaming-of-myorigins-regions/
10 Things To Do With Your DNAPrint, Renamed AncestrybyDNA, Test 6-19-2014 http://dna-explained.com/2014/06/19/10-things-to-do-with-your-dnaprint-renamed-ancestrybydna-test/
WikiTree Announces DNA Ancestor Confirmation Aid 6-26-2014 http://dna-explained.com/2014/06/26/wikitree-announces-dna-ancestor-confirmation-aid/
Finding Your Inner Neanderthal with Evolutionary Geneticist Svante Paabo 7-22-2014 http://dna-explained.com/2014/07/22/finding-your-inner-neanderthal-with-evolutionary-geneticist-svante-paabo/
WDYTYA – How DNA Might Have Been Used – Cynthia Nixon 7-25-2014 http://dna-explained.com/2014/07/25/wdytya-how-dna-might-have-been-used-cynthia-nixon/
Ancestor Maps 8-14-2014 http://dna-explained.com/2014/08/14/ancestor-maps/
My Brother John and My Other Brother John 9-1-2014 http://dna-explained.com/2014/09/01/my-brother-john-and-my-other-brother-john/
Jack the Ripper 9-8-2014 http://dna-explained.com/2014/09/08/jack-the-ripper/
DNA Buys the Truth 9-17-2014 http://dna-explained.com/2014/09/17/dna-buys-the-truth/
Analyzing the Native American Clovis Anzick Ancient Results 9-23-2014 http://dna-explained.com/2014/09/23/analyzing-the-native-american-clovis-anzick-ancient-results/
New Native Mitochondrial DNA Haplogroups Extrapolated from Anzick Match Results 9-24-2014 http://dna-explained.com/2014/09/23/analyzing-the-native-american-clovis-anzick-ancient-results/
Ancestry Destroys Irreplaceable DNA Database 10-1-2014 http://dna-explained.com/2014/10/02/ancestry-destroys-irreplaceable-dna-database/
More Ancient DNA Samples for Comparison 10-4-2014 http://dna-explained.com/2014/10/04/more-ancient-dna-samples-for-comparison/
DNA Day With Ancestry 10-8-2014 http://dna-explained.com/2014/10/08/dna-day-with-ancestry/
Stone Helix 10-16-2014 http://dna-explained.com/2014/10/16/stone-helix/
Peopling of Europe 2014 – Identifying the Ghost Population 10-21-2014 http://dna-explained.com/2014/10/21/peopling-of-europe-2014-identifying-the-ghost-population/
Hide and Seek at 23andMe, DNA Relatives Consent, Opt-In, Opt-Out and Close Relatives 10-25-2014 http://dna-explained.com/2014/10/25/hide-and-seek-at-23andme-dna-relatives-consent-opt-in-opt-out-and-close-relatives/
WikiTree Makes Finding Relationships with DNA Matches Easier 11-6-2014 http://dna-explained.com/2014/11/07/wikitree-makes-finding-relationships-with-dna-matches-easier/
Kostenki14 – A New Ancient Siberian DNA Sample 11-12-2014 http://dna-explained.com/2014/11/12/kostenki14-a-new-ancient-siberian-dna-sample/
In Anticipation of Ancestry’s Better Mousetrap 11-18-2014 http://dna-explained.com/2014/11/18/in-anticipation-of-ancestrys-better-mousetrap/
Updated Native American Mitochondrial DNA Haplogroups 12-7-2014 http://dna-explained.com/2014/12/07/updated-native-american-mitochondrial-dna-haplogroups/
Baby Boy Hacht – Born July 1944 – Dead, or Kidnapped and Alive Today? 12-20-2014 http://dna-explained.com/2014/12/20/baby-boy-hacht-born-july-1944-dead-or-kidnapped-and-alive-today/
52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks, Round Two 12-21-2014 http://dna-explained.com/2014/12/21/52-ancestors-in-52-weeks-round-two/
Attitude of Gratitude, Mud, Pigs and Sheep 12-24-2014 http://dna-explained.com/2014/12/24/attitude-of-gratitude-mud-pigs-and-sheep/
The Fur Family – 52 Ancestors #51 12-25-2014 http://dna-explained.com/2014/12/25/the-fur-family-52-ancestors-51/
Anzick Matching Update 1-5-2015 http://dna-explained.com/2015/01/05/anzick-matching-update/
Cultural Footprints 1-7-2015 http://dna-explained.com/2015/01/07/cultural-footprints/
Naia – Oldest Native American Facial Reconstruction 1-15-2014 http://dna-explained.com/2015/01/15/naia-oldest-native-american-facial-reconstruction/
Cilantro – Love It or Hate It 1-27-2015 http://dna-explained.com/2015/01/27/cilantro-love-it-or-hate-it/
Sixth Season – Who Do You Think You Are? 3-3-2015 http://dna-explained.com/2015/03/03/sixth-season-who-do-you-think-you-are/
Haplogroup A4 Unpeeled – European, Jewish, Asian and Native American 3-5-2015 http://dna-explained.com/2015/03/05/haplogroup-a4-unpeeled-european-jewish-asian-and-native-american/
Am I Weird – Or What? 3-7-2015 http://dna-explained.com/2015/03/07/am-i-weird-or-what/
New Haplogroup C Native American Subgroups 3-11-2015 http://dna-explained.com/2015/03/11/new-haplogroup-c-native-american-subgroups/
The Legacy of Humor Lives On – aka – Having a Baby in the Back of Bob’s Van 3-24-2015 http://dna-explained.com/2015/03/24/the-legacy-of-humor-lives-on-aka-having-a-baby-in-the-back-of-bobs-van/
Ancestry Gave Me a New DNA Ancestor – And It’s Wrong 4-2-2015 http://dna-explained.com/2015/04/03/ancestry-gave-me-a-new-dna-ancestor-and-its-wrong/
Testing Ancestry’s Amazing “New Ancestor” DNA Claim 4-8-2015 http://dna-explained.com/2015/04/07/testing-ancestrys-amazing-new-ancestor-dna-claim/
Dissecting Ancestry DNA Circles and New Ancestors 4-9-2015 http://dna-explained.com/2015/04/09/dissecting-ancestrydna-circles-and-new-ancestors/
Milestone 5000 4-22-2015 http://dna-explained.com/2015/04/22/milestone-5000/
Segmentology.org by Jim Bartlett 5-12-2015 http://dna-explained.com/2015/05/12/segmentology-org-by-jim-bartlett/
The DNAeXplain 500 – Articles That Is 6-11-2015 http://dna-explained.com/2015/06/11/the-dnaexplain-500-articles-that-is/
Yamnaya, Light Skinned, Brown Eyed….Ancestors? 6-15-2015 http://dna-explained.com/2015/06/15/yamnaya-light-skinned-brown-eyed-ancestors/
DNA Testing Strategy for Adoptees and People With Uncertain Parentage 6-17-205 http://dna-explained.com/2015/06/17/dna-testing-strategy-for-adoptees-and-people-with-uncertain-parentage/

 

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  1. I hate to repeat myself, but I am having a hard time believing this blog: it provides real information, written in a clear style with metaphors that clarify things for the genome conceptually impaired, and just keeps doing those things. I came across accidentally it while searching for Estes ancestors. What a happy accident. I’ve noted that garden writers all speak of “garden oases” these days. Well, it might be trite, but this blog is a blog oasis. Thanks for writing it.

  2. Hi Roberta,

    I have been reading this blog for a month or so now and have found it very interesting. You must have spent many many hours researching your ancestors!

    I have a newbie question that I’m hoping you can help with about triangulation. We have a FTDNA match who shares 80 centimorgans with my Dad and 120 centimorgans with my Nan. I have found a paper link which I am 95% confident in (pending sending off for birth certificates) that makes her my Dad’s 3rd cousin. As she matches both my Dad and Nan does that mean the match is triangulated or do I need to find someone else? if we need someone else, would our match, my Nan and the new person have to match on exactly the same segment or would it be OK if say Person A matches Person B on chromosome 2, B matches C on chromosome 8 and C matches A on chromosome 11?

    Thanks very much

    Gareth Nelson

    • Well, given that I don’t know who Nan is, I can’t really say. However, if Nan is a close relative of that match, then it’s not really a triangulation for a distant ancestor. However, that doesn’t mean it’s not a valid match. A triangulation to confirm that DNA to that ancestor would be from someone who descended from another child of the ancestor, for example.

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  9. Roberta, Was trying to find right article to post this question but could not. Question is whether Genos DNA sequencing results via Promethease report showing 25 variants relevant to Ashkenazi Jews has any significance. That is, does this indicate some AJ ancestry or just a coincidence? And same question for variants related to Native American traits. Thanks, Deborah

      • I wasn’t referring to the medical issues but rather the fact that issues associated with Ashkenazi Jews even showed up at all (since I wasn’t aware of any AK ancestry). Anyway, I just thought it interesting. Thanks.

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