Genealogy Adventures

DNA Adventures: Me and my mum’s mtDNA – Range 16051 to 16519

In this article, I will be posting about another range sequence for my mum’s mtDNA. You…

DNA Adventures: Me and my mum’s mtDNA – Range 16001 to 16519

I have recently received a flurry of messages and emails after a series of articles I…

DNA Adventures: Me and my mum’s mtDNA – Range 16090 to 16519

In this article, I will be posting about another range sequence for my mum’s mtDNA. You…

Mapping my father’s mtDNA to African tribes

It probably comes as no surprise that I’m a conceptual thinker. And few things aid my…

George Murdock’s map of the Ethnolinguistic groups of Africa

This post about ethnic diversity in Africa is a companion piece to my previous post. The…

A fascinating color-coded map of Africa’s diversity

Harvard University has created an interactive map which illustrates the ethnic diversity within the African continent. The…

The forgotten complexity & diversity of European genetic admixtures

In genealogy it’s always a good practice to re-visit the various records collected and compiled. The…

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…

Can you really pinpoint DNA Ancestry in Africa to one tribe?

If you’re African American, can you really know what tribe you come from? It’s a question…

The online etiquette of meeting newly discovered relations from different ethnic groups

So you take a DNA test. And you discover that you have fairly close relations of…