One of our genealogists shares her answer to the question, "Why don't I share any DNA with my known relative?" after her own surprising DNA results. Recently, Carolyn Tolman, Project Manager at Legacy Tree Genealogists, and I discovered we are fourth cousins. Her great-great-grandmother Rosa Clark is the sister of my great-great-grandmother Sarah Annie Clark. Not long after we made the discovery, we were sitting in a DNA chromosome mapping session together at Roots Tech. I leaned over to … [Read more...]
Chromosome Browsers for Genealogy: What Are They and Why Are They Useful?
A helpful guide detailing how to use chromosome browsers in your genealogy research What is a Chromosome Browser? Chromosome browsers are tools that allow you to see the unique DNA segments, or blocks of DNA on chromosomes, shared between you and either one genetic match or a set of genetic matches. It is typically displayed showing your 23 chromosomes with colors indicating shared segments. Using a chromosome browser, you can view the start and stop locations of specific shared … [Read more...]
MyHeritage Launches DNA Quest — a Major Pro Bono Initiative for Adoptees
Our partners at MyHeritage, the leading global destination for family history and DNA testing, announced the launch of a new pro bono initiative, DNA Quest, to help adoptees and their birth families reunite through genetic testing. As part of this initiative, MyHeritage will provide 15,000 MyHeritage DNA kits, worth more than one million dollars, for free, with free shipping, to eligible participants. Participation is open to adoptees seeking to find their biological family members, and to … [Read more...]