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DNA, Chomosomes Etc.

Beginners Guide to Genetic Genealogy


Out of East Africa

Weathering the Storm

Three DNA Companies to look into

  1. https://www.familytreedna.com/
  2. https://www.23andme.com/en-ca/
  3. http://dna.ancestry.com/
  4. https://www.myheritage.com/dna


Phylo Tree mt

Chromosome Browser

FamilytreeDNA and 23andme have a chromosome browser.


Learning Resources

  • DNA Explained
  • Family Tree Learning Center has answers to questions about the DNA testing process and test results: https://www.familytreedna.com/learn/
  • Beginners Guide to Genetic Genealogy More than a beginners guide- I highly recommen this one.
  • Biology Animation - Gel Electrophoresis
  • National Genographic Genographic Project
  • International Society of Genetic Genealogy
  • Your Genetic Genealogist
  • The Genetic Genealogist
  • http://DNAAdoption.com
  • http://dnaadoption.com/index.php?page=what-dna-test-should-i-take
  • Family Tree DNA community forums: http://forums.familytreedna.com
  • The International Society of Genetic Genealogy (ISOGG): http://www.isogg.org
  • http://isogg.org/wiki/Wiki_Welcome_Page
  • https://isogg.org/wiki/Endogamy
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jtpe6u2J5psStep by Step Analysis FTDNA
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acGJmLlsWg4&t=162sGedmatch Basics
  • https://dnapainter.com/
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyjcJxywTZI Guide to dnapainter
  • http://www.doublematchtriangulator.com/ (Requires lifetime US$40)
  • http://kittymunson.com/dna/ChromosomeMapper.php (Optional Donation)
  • Books

    Bill Griffeth, Stranger in my Genes, a DNA test with unexpected outcome:
    “If the results were correct, it meant that the family tree I had spent years documenting was not my own.” His quest to solve the mystery of his origins, shakes his sense of identity, as he learn about choices made by his ancestors, parents, and others.

    Aulicino, Emily Genetic Geneology, The Basics and Beyond $3.30 Kindle version at Amazon

    Hill, Richard, Guide to DNA Testing: How to Identify Ancestors, Confirm Relationships, and Measure Ethnic Ancestry through DNA Testing Kindle Edition, CDN$ $1.10 from amazon or go to http://www.dna-testing-adviser.com/   and get it free by subscribing to an newsletter.

    Hill, Richard, Finding Family My Search for Roots and the Secrets in My DNA, $9.99 Canadian Kindle Edition, Introduction to story in videos found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjIzFkflY0s&list=UUFkqeghL512WlhDqel9rP5w

    Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak and Ann Turner, Tracing Your Roots with DNA Using Genetic Tests to Explore your Family Tree