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Parent-Child Non-Matching Autosomal DNA Segments

Originally posted on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy:
Recently, I had the opportunity to compare 2 children’s autosomal DNA against both of their parents.  Since children obtain 50% of their DNA from each parent (except for the X chromosome in males), it stands to reason…

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Mother’s Day – Tracking the Mitochondrial DNA Line

Originally posted on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy:
Just for fun, for Mother’s Day, here is the visual history of my mitochondrial DNA line.  It’s fun, quick to do and a great way to share DNA information with your family! My daughter.…

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Proving Your Tree

Originally posted on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy:
With all the recent discussion about Ancestry’s new “New Ancestor Discovery” feature rollout, and some wrong individuals being assigned as my ancestors, some people have been asking the question, “How do you know…

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DNA Lectures YouTube Channel

Originally posted on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy:
The Who Do You Think You Are? conference in England is over for this year, and once again, we are the beneficiaries.  Family Tree DNA sponsored the DNA Theater at the event, and…

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Melissa Etheridge – Who Do You Think You Are – Season Finale

Originally posted on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy:
Compliments of TLC Famed musician Melissa Etheridge is eager to trace the history of her paternal side, having always been very close with her father who passed away. On a family tree that…

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Milestone 5000

Originally posted on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy:
In our personal lives, we have milestones.  Some milestones we work towards and others happen, whether we do anything or not – like birthdays. Some birthdays are considered milestone birthdays – like –…

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John Combs (1705-1762), Slave Owner, 52 Ancestors #68

Originally posted on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy:
John Combs is my most distant proven ancestor in the Combs line.  His daughter Luremia, married Moses Estes about 1762 in Amelia County, VA. According to John Combs’ deposition given in 1745, he…

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