How the term ‘Bantu’ tripped up my genetic genealogy journey

This post is the last in a series of issues, challenges, and barriers I’ve faced in…

Why I struggle with ‘West Africa’ as a genetic classification

I’ve had fun playing around with some free autosomal DNA analysis tools via Gedmatch and DNA…

The ladies of “The Real” DNA test results

The ladies of “The Real” took DNA tests to find out their ethnic identities, and the…

A genetic genealogy article about Michelle Obama got me thinking…

I’m going to open with an apology.  I know I’ve been very, very quiet lately. Since…

The Roanes of Virginia: 2 families with the same surname. Are they related or not?

What could possible be confusing about two immigrant families coming from the same region in Europe…

Video: AncestryDNA Reconstructs Partial Genome of Person Living 200 Years Ago

Imagine if you could go back in time and see your ancestors. Would you see a…

Top tip video: Using FTDNA Chromosome Browser raw data + MS Excel for your rearch

So you’ve transferred your raw autosomal DNA data from Ancestry or 23andme to Family Tree DNA…

Atrocities and Assimilation: Crusader DNA in the Near East

Here’s another great post from the genetic genealogy blog Origin Hunters. European crusaders in the early…

The Folly of Using Small Segments as Proof in Genealogical Research, Part One

Just when I was on the verge of publishing a series of posts based on recent…

Finding the right DNA testing company for your requirements

This post is a follow on from yesterday’s post Can you really pinpoint DNA Ancestry in…