Category Archives: Y-DNA

YSearch and MitoSearch to Close Down

As reported on the FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA) forum, http://forums.familytreedna.com/showthread.php?p=451722, both YSearch and MitoSearch are shutting down. Ysearch and Mitosearch going out of business Hello all, I wanted to let you know that it looks like Ysearch and Mitosearch are finally … Continue reading

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FamilyTree DNA Day Sale Ends April 28, 2018

Updated April 20, 2018 to include additional information for Y-500 sale price if you have Y-111 results. FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA) announced its DNA Day Sale.  The following items are on sale: Family Finder (autosomal test) $49 (regular price $79). mtFull … Continue reading

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Family Tree DNA (FTDNA) Y-500 Update

Updated April 20, 2018 –  Big-Y shows as completed yesterday, but checking to see if it has updated. I mentioned in a Facebook post about Family Tree DNA (FTDNA) was in the process of doing Y-500 for those who did … Continue reading

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DNA Links Section Is Now Active

If you click on the Links tab, it’s active now. All links should be working. Please let me know if any don’t. I made it active last month, but I was still working on making all the links clickable. If … Continue reading

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Maternal vs. Matrilineal and Paternal vs. Patrilineal – There is a Huge Difference

Too often, non-experts and way too many genealogy experts use paternal and maternal when they should be using matrilineal and patrilineal. Half of your ancestors are maternal and half are paternal, but only a small fraction of those ancestors fail … Continue reading

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What’s the Best DNA Test?

This is by far, the most common question I hear during my DNA presentations or informal discussions about DNA. Simple answer – there is no best DNA test or best DNA company. More complicated answer – it depends on what … Continue reading

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Y-111 Update (Updated January 7, 2018)

Update January 7, 2018: My results came in on January 3, 2018, long before the late January – mid-February anticipated date. On December 13, 2017, I took advantage of a sale to upgrade my FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA) Y-67 results to … Continue reading

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