Category Archives: DNA Explained

Big Y-500 STR Matching — DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

Family Tree DNA recently introduced Big Y-500 STR matching for men who have taken the Big Y-500 test. This is in addition to the SNP results and matching. If you’d like an introduction or definition of the terms STR and … Continue reading

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GEDmath FTDNA Update

As a follow-up to my earlier post on the topic, the two entities are in talks to resolve the issue(s). Personally I think Roberta Estes sums it best in her blog post on the topic I did  not take … Continue reading

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Ancestry Ending Mundia, MyCanvas, MyFamily,, LegacyDNA (Y and mtDNA Testing) in Early September

Updated 05 June to include DNA-Explained post. announced today in a blog post they are ending five services –,,,,  and LegacyDNA (Y and mtDNA testing; autosomal DNA testing will still be available. I received e-mails … Continue reading

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FTDNA Adds X Chromosome Matching

Announced here and on FTDNA’s Facebook page, You have to join FTDNA’s forums to read the article, but three bloggers (as of when I posted) have done a great job of explaining it and you can read their blogs without having … Continue reading

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BIG Y – The Journey Begins, Part 1

Several weeks ago I upgraded my Family Tree DNA (FTDNA) test and added the BIG Y. It is the newest Y-DNA test available. The results won’t be posted until late February. I haven’t seen numbers on how many people ordered … Continue reading

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Update on Native American Q and C Haplogroup BIG Y Fundraising

Roberta Estes posted an update on the results of the fundraising.  They were hoping to raise enough money to fund 2 kits for each project. Thanks to 45 contributors, they raised enough to fund 7.5 kits and the admins funded … Continue reading

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