Where Did My Mitochondrial DNA Haplogroup Come From?

Mother’s Day is approaching, so I’m writing articles about mitochondrial DNA inspired by the most common questions in the Mitochondrial DNA for Genealogy Facebook group. I’ll be adding these articles to the Mitochondrial DNA Resource page, here. FamilyTreeDNA has already … Continue reading

DNA Day: Forty Years On and We’re Still Shaking The Tree!

Genealogists are always excited when DNA Day in April arrives because it means two things: Celebrating DNA Sales This year we have a 40th anniversary to celebrate along with some great sales. Those of you who know me already understand … Continue reading

Mitochondrial DNA

Welcome to the mitochondrial DNA resource page where you’ll find everything you need to know – start to finish – including: Step-by-step guides about how to utilize mitochondrial DNA for your genealogy Educational articles and links to the latest webinars … 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

Which DNA Test is Best?

If you’re reading this article, congratulations. You’re a savvy shopper and you’re doing some research before purchasing a DNA test. You’ve come to the right place. The most common question I receive is asking which test is best to purchase. There is … Continue reading

Mitochondrial DNA – Your Mom’s Story

Have you ever wondered why you would want to test your mitochondrial DNA? What would a mitochondrial DNA test tell you about your ancestors? What would it mean to you and how would it help your genealogy? If you’re like most … Continue reading

Which DNA Test is Best?

If you’re reading this article, congratulations. You’re a savvy shopper and you’re doing some research before purchasing a DNA test. You’ve come to the right place. The most common question I receive is asking which test is best to purchase. There is … 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