Category Archives: mtDNA

Why chase that mtDNA — The Legal Genealogist

Isn’t one perfect match enough? Some of those who’ve been following along with The Legal Genealogist‘s quest for a definitive answer to the identity of an elusive fourth great grandmother have had a question. 1,313 more words via Why chase that … Continue reading

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Tube anemone has the largest animal mitochondrial genome ever sequenced

I saw this a few days ago – https://phys.org/news/2019-06-tube-anemone-largest-animal-mitochondrial.html. The tube anemone Isarachnanthus nocturnus is only 15 cm long but has the largest mitochondrial genome of any animal sequenced to date, with 80,923 base pairs. The human mitochondrial genome (mitogenome), … Continue reading

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FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA) Mother’s Day Sale 2019

Updated several times May 8, 2019: noticed sale end date is May 13, 2019*, *Mother’s Day Sale ends May 13, 2019. Sale end date is subject to change. noticed I had missed the e-mail yesterday from FTDNA showing the end date; … Continue reading

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Thirteen Good Reasons to Test Your Mitochondrial DNA — DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

Your mitochondrial DNA is a treasure trove of information for one specific line of your genealogy – providing refined information that autosomal tests simply can’t provide. 1,715 more words via Thirteen Good Reasons to Test Your Mitochondrial DNA — DNAeXplained – … Continue reading

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FamilyTree DNA Sale Ends April 25, 2019

Updated April 19, 2019 to add photo below. When I checked FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA) https://www.familytreedna.com/#/productCards for prices just now, they have finally started their DNA Day Sale, ends April 25, 2019. I checked after seeing the sale and noticed they sent … Continue reading

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YFull News Update April 11, 2019

I received an e-mail from YFull today: YFull Team offers a new service: analysis of mitoDNA FASTA files, showing matches, changing the tree and estimating an age of each subclade. Our MTree is based the last version of PhyloTree v17 … Continue reading

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Current April 2019 DNA Sales

Current January 2019 DNA sales, updated daily or every other day. Continue reading

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Why Y-DNA and mtDNA Are Useful for Genealogy

I often hear about Y-DNA and mtDNA being useless, or almost useless, for genealogical purposes. The main reason is simple – not many people have done deep Y-DNA or full mtDNA testing. While many have done Y-12 to Y-37 testing … Continue reading

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FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA) Sale Ends March 31, 2019

I saw the FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA) Sale – https://www.familytreedna.com/#/productCards (not an affiliate link – use the codes below during the order process if you use the FTDNA website) mentioned on several blogs, but the first one was https://genealogybargains.com/family-tree-dna-ggconf/. His blog includes … Continue reading

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Current March 2019 DNA Sales

Current January 2019 DNA sales, updated daily or every other day. Continue reading

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