442 Ancient Viking Skeletons Hold DNA Surprises – Does Your Y or Mitochondrial DNA Match? Daily Updates Here!

Yesterday, in the journal Nature, the article “Population genomics of the Viking world,” was published by Margaryan, et al, a culmination of 6 years of work. Just hours later, Science Daily published the article, “World’s largest DNA sequencing of Viking … Continue reading

Search Techniques for Y and Mitochondrial DNA Test Candidates

I utilize DNA matches in various ways, some of which are a little unusual. In many cases, I mine autosomal DNA matches to search for people whose Y and mitochondrial DNA can provide descendants, including me and them, with additional … Continue reading

Four Quick Tips to Make Your Mitochondrial DNA Results More Useful

Mitochondrial DNA is a special type of DNA passed from mothers to all of their children, but only females pass it on – unmixed with any DNA from the fathers. This means that mitochondrial DNA provides a laser line focus … Continue reading

Mitochondrial DNA

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

Hot on the Trail of Elizabeth (c1720 – 1758/1782) Ulrich’s Parents, Thanks to Mitochondrial DNA – 52 Ancestors #255

I’m so close to discovering the identify of Elizabeth Ulrich’s family that I can taste it – but I’m not quite there. Maybe you’re the person who has the critical piece information that solves this puzzle. I’m looking for several … Continue reading

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