DNAeXplain Archives – Advanced DNA Articles

Today, another grouping of articles from the DNAeXplained archives.  This time, we’ll be looking at Advanced DNA.  The various categories are:

  • Historical or Obsolete – these are items that were interesting at the time by aren’t really relevant today – except in a historical context. An example would be the announcement of the Genographic 2 project in July of 2012. You may wonder why I didn’t delete these. Looking back, these are somewhat like a genetic genealogy journal.
  • General Information – these are generally articles about DNA and genealogy. They don’t presume that you’re actually working with the results.
  • Basic Education – this may be basic genealogy or basic DNA fundamentals. These articles provide a foundation for working with your results. Think of it as pre-bootcamp.
  • Introductory DNA – these articles do presume you are working with your results. Bootcamp begins here.
  • Intermediate DNA – these are a little more difficult and you’ll probably need the basics and introductory understanding to be able to work at this level.
  • Advanced DNA – very few articles are advanced. In fact, I try very hard to avoid this, when possible. Mostly, these have to do with advanced autosomal techniques and research.
  • Examples – these are examples of using genealogy and DNA together seamlessly. My 52 Ancestors stories fall into this category. Think of these as story problems that include the answers!
  • Educational – educational opportunities such as classes, books and videos.
  • Entertainment – just for fun, like the Who Do You Think You Are series, some of these have no DNA content.
  • Project Administration – articles written for project administrators at Family Tree DNA. Project administrators, of course, will be interested in all of the rest.
  • In the past we’ve covered Historical, General Information, Basic Education, Introductory and Intermediate DNA. Today, let’s look at Advanced DNA.
Title Date Link
Generational Inheritance 2-19-2014 http://dna-explained.com/2014/02/19/generational-inheritance/
Big Y Release 2-27-2014 http://dna-explained.com/2014/02/27/big-y-release/
Ancestor Reconstruction 10-3-2014 http://dna-explained.com/2014/10/03/ancestor-reconstruction/
A Study Utilizing Small Segment Matching 1-21-2015 http://dna-explained.com/2015/01/21/a-study-utilizing-small-segment-matching/

There are very few advanced DNA topics.  I like to break things down into simpler stems when possible, so by the time you get to advanced,  you understand all of the components individually.  You’ll notice a lot of educational links in all of the advanced articles.



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5 thoughts on “DNAeXplain Archives – Advanced DNA Articles

  1. Roberta, I have an off the wall question for you. My sister-in-law’s son wants to prove he has Cherokee blood, My SIL’s fathers’ mother was supposedly full blooded Cherokee, though she claimed to be white on several Census collections. If my SIL’s son took a DNA test, which would be the best one to take, Autosomal or mtDNA, or both?

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