Mitochondrial DNA Resources – Everything You Need to Know

Recently, I wrote a multi-part series about mitochondrial DNA – start to finish – everything you need to know. I’ve assembled several articles in one place, and I’ll add any new articles here as well. Please feel free to share … Continue reading

Mitochondrial DNA: Part 5 – Joining Projects

This is the fifth article in the Mitochondrial DNA series. The first four are: Mitochondrial DNA: Part 1 – Overview Mitochondrial DNA: Part 2 – What Do Those Numbers Mean Mitochondrial DNA: Part 3 – Haplogroups Unraveled Mitochondrial DNA: Part … Continue reading

Your Mitochondrial DNA Journey – Free New Video at Family Tree DNA

Family Tree DNA released a cool new video for everyone who has taken the full sequence mitochondrial DNA test. I signed in today and discovered this nice little gift. I clicked, and the first thing you do is to answer … Continue reading

Mitochondrial DNA: Part 4 – Techniques for Doubling Your Useful Matches

This article is Part 4 of a series about mitochondrial DNA. I suggest you read these earlier articles in order before reading this one: Mitochondrial DNA: Part 1 – Overview Mitochondrial DNA: Part 2 – What Do Those Numbers Mean? … Continue reading

Mitochondrial DNA: Part 3 – Haplogroups Unraveled

This is the third article in a series about mitochondrial DNA. The first two articles are: Mitochondrial DNA: Part 1 – Overview Mitochondrial DNA: Part 2 – What Do Those Numbers Mean? This third article focuses on haplogroups. They look … Continue reading

Mitochondrial DNA: Part 2 – What Do Those Numbers Mean?

This is the second part in a series about mitochondrial DNA. The first article can be found here: Mitochondrial DNA: Part 1 – Overview When people receive their results, generally the first thing they look at is matches, and the … Continue reading

Mitochondrial DNA: Part 1 – Overview

This is Part 1 of a series about mitochondrial DNA, abbreviated as mtDNA, and how to use it successfully for genealogy. What is Mitochondrial DNA and Why Do I Care? Mitochondrial DNA is different from nuclear, or autosomal, DNA. Nuclear … Continue reading

Mother’s Day, Mitochondrial DNA and New Series

What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than by testing your (or your Mom’s) mitochondrial DNA? Everyone, males and females both receive their mitochondrial DNA from their mothers, but only females pass it on to both genders of their children. … Continue reading

Thirteen Good Reasons to Test Your Mitochondrial DNA

Your mitochondrial DNA is a treasure trove of information for one specific line of your genealogy – providing refined information that autosomal tests simply can’t provide. Some people say mitochondrial isn’t useful, but here’s just one example of mitochondrial DNA … Continue reading

Mitochondrial DNA Bulldozes Brick Wall

I’m doing that happy dance today – leaping for joy – and am I EVER glad I’ve sponsored so many mitochondrial DNA tests. Today, I’m incredibly thankful for one particular DNA test. Think mitochondrial DNA doesn’t work or isn’t effective … Continue reading