SOME DNA SITES
In case you are wondering if you should have your DNA tested, here are some sites which may give you some clues. Also check out the articles in the various genealogical publications. Hopefully these will give you an idea of the value in having a test done.
The International Society of Genetic Genealogy – “Promoting and educating about the use of DNA for genealogy”
DNA and Family Research
Help with connecting your family using DNA. Easy and clear answers for your research. Start a new discussion if you would like help with a DNA Genealogy problem.
DNA & Family History
To view the use of DNA for tracing family history. Emphasis is on practical application, a genealogy centered group, not a scientific centered one.
A group for all fans of Family Tree DNA, the world’s first, largest and best genetic genealogy company.
Mapping the world’s DNA. Your experts in Genetic genealogy. Learn how to make DNA a useful tool in your genealogy research.
Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation
Non-profit research organization building the world largest database of correlated genealogical and genetic records
Haplo groups & Technical stuff:
Mtdna haplogroup B originated in Asia, before traveling to America with the first colonizers through the Bering Straight
Anyone belonging to Y Chromosome Haplogroup C and its sublineages
This site for those who have had their mtdna tested through the Full Genome Sequence and have been classified as C5b1.
Haplogroup D in the UK and Europe
Haplogroup G is a Y chromosome DNA haplogroup, a branch of the family of modern humans on the male side. Men and their male descendants belonging to a Y-DNA haplogroup are closely related to each other on the patrilineal (father-to-son only) side.
For people who are in mtDNA Haplogroup H
Mitochondria DNA Haplogroup H11 is one of the oldest of the subclades in the H Haplogroup (approximately 48,000 years old). This group is restricted to members of Haplogroup H11.
For all those who are members of, or interested in mitochondrial haplogroup I, which is passed down in the maternal line. The haplogroup is widespread in Europe and Western Eurasia, but is nowhere common, rarely reaching 5% of any population
For all those who are members of, or interested in researching this Y-chromosome haplogroup, made up of all paternal-line descendants who share the mutations 12f2.1, M304, P209, etc. Originally from the Middle East. Major branches are J1 and J2.
For all who are members of, or interested in Y-DNA haplogroup J2, made up of paternal-line descendants who share the M172 mutation. J2 is commonly found among peoples of the Mediterranean and northern Middle East. Major branches are J2a and J2b.
Everyone belonging to mtDNA haplogroup K.
For those who belong to or research Y-DNA Haplogroup Q.
Subclade Q1a3a is prevalent throughout North, Central and South America as this continent was populated by the men that arrived across Beringia.
Welcome to Y-chromosomal Haplogroup R1a1a. This widespread haplogroup covers central/eastern Europe, central Asia and south Asia (India). Smaller populations can aslo be found in Scandanavia, the UK and southern Europe.
Haplogroup R1b is the most common Y-DNA haplogroup in Western Europe. The haplogroup, according to the 2009 ISOGG Y-DNA Haplogroup Tree, is defined by the M343 SNP (rs9786184 at position 2947824). To what subclade of R1b do you belong?
Haplogroup T is believed to have lived in Northern Italy approximately 17,000 years ago. Bryan Sykes, author of the book “Seven Daughters of Eve” named this group “Tara”.
For people who are in mtDNA Haplogroup U
Anyone belonging to mtDNA haplogroup X regardless of geographic origin or sub-haplogroup (this would include both X1 and X2 sub-branches).
Some Ethnic or Regional data:
Native American mtDNA Haplogroups A2, B2, C1, D1, and X
This group is for anyone who is interested in sharing information with others about Native American mtDNA haplogroups.
French-Canadian & Acadien –
Acadien DNA (maternal)
DNA, genetic disorders
DNA Interest Group-Southern California
SCGS DNA Interest Group – provides genetic genealogy assistance and information to SCGS members and other interested people.
Some Surname Sites:
Berry Family DNA Group
An open access DNA project for all spellings of the surname Berry.
Ellis Surname DNA Project. The object of the project is to find and document the DNA all the different Ellis families.
Gilpin Surname Worldwide Genetic and Genealogy Study
A one surname study is a project researching all occurrences of a surname, (all spellings). It is not restricted geographically to any particular area in the world. It looks for the occurrence of the surname world-wide.
This group is for anyone with the name Jackson , or the bloodline of Jackson to follow their DNA markers, and possibly find more family.
For researchers interested in Kendall DNA testing.
For discussion on DNA of Clan Matheson
Strickland DNA Project
Whitebread / Whitbred DNA