Family Tree DNA transfers

FamilyTree DNA now accepting Ancestry v2 and 23andMe v4 transfers

If you’re like many adoptees, foundlings, and genetic genealogists, you’ve likely been impatiently awaiting FamilyTree DNA to update their system… Read more »

DNA Icons

I created these images to make mirror trees on Ancestry more manageable. The icons visually help show known paths, ancestors,… Read more »

GEDmatch Numbers

After uploading to GEDmatch and viewing your One-to-Many or One-to-One reports, one of the first questions you will have is… Read more »

Epigenetics Has Become Dangerously Fashionable

For the past few years, social scientists have been buzzing over a particular topic in molecular biology—gene regulation. The hype has been building steam for some time, but recently, it rocketed to the forefront of public discussion due to a widely circulated piece in the New Yorker.

Mirroring a Tree on Ancestry (for Adoptees)

What does mirroring a tree do? Mirroring exploits AncestryDNA’s tree and relationship prediction algorithms to find shared ancestors between the user… Read more »

Customer Testing Begins on New AncestryDNA Chip

The new chip, with approximately 700,000 DNA markers, has been designed to help us refine our ability to provide insight into your ethnic and geographic origins and your family’s genetic history.