Native American DNA Resources

I receive lots of questions every day about testing for Native American DNA, ethnicity, heritage and people who want to find their tribe. I’ve answered many questions in articles, and I’ve assembled those articles into this handy-dandy one-stop reference about … Continue reading

Native American Y Haplogroup C-P39 Sprouts Branches!

I am extremely pleased to provide an update on the Haplogroup C-P39 Native American Y DNA project. Marie Rundquist and I as co-administrators have exciting discoveries to share. As it so happens, this announcement comes almost exactly on the 4th … Continue reading

New Native American Mitochondrial DNA Haplogroups

At the November 2016 Family Tree DNA International Conference on Genetic Genealogy, I was invited to give a presentation about my Native American research findings utilizing the Genographic Project data base in addition to other resources. I was very pleased to be … Continue reading

Haplogroup X2b4 is European, Not Native American

For many years, there has been a quandary in the genealogy community relative to the genesis of mitochondrial haplogroup X2b4. The source of this question was the mitochondrial DNA test results of several of Radegonde Lambert’s descendants. Radegonde Lambert, an Acadian woman, … Continue reading

Further Analysis of Native American Haplogroup C-P39 Planned

Haplogroup C is one of two Native American male haplogroups. More specifically, one specific branch of the haplogroup C tree is Native American which is defined by mutation C-P39 (formerly known as C3b).  Ray Banks shows this branch (highlighted in yellow) along … Continue reading

Native American Haplogroup X2a – Solutrean, Hebrew or Beringian?

I was very pleased to see the article, “Does Mitochondrial Haplogroup X Indicate Ancient Trans-Atlantic Migration to the Americas? A Critical Re-Evaluation” by Jennifer Raff and Deborah Bolnick. This is one of those topics that gets brought up over and over … Continue reading