A brief overview of the Family Finder (autosomal DNA) test at Family Tree DNA. We’ll show example Family Finder results, the personal myFTDNA account where results are reported, and talk about which of your family members to consider testing to make the most of your Family Finder experience.
What is a Haplogroup? This is an in-depth article on Y-chromosome DNA haplogroups and Mitochdondrial DNA haplogroups A haplogroup is a genetic population group of people who share a common ancestor on the patriline or the matriline. Haplogroups are assigned letters of the alphabet, and refinements consist of additional number and letter combinations.
In recent time, much work has been done using maternally inherited mitochondrial DNA, and non-recombinant Y (NRY) chromosome markers to map human migration and ancestry. In addition, large numbers of other DNA based markers have been used for similar purposes.
This talk reviews some of the realities and unrealities of ancestry testing, as done by commercial laboratories such as Ancestry.com, as well as the overall patterns of human migration and conclusions that can be made about modern humans in the last 100,000 years.