Category Archives: mt

Genetic Genealogy – DNA Testing and You

This article is the first in a series that William H. Blue, president of the National Blue Family Association (NBFA), invited me to write some time ago about DNA for genealogy. The series is appearing in issues of The Chalice, … Continue reading

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Finding Mary WHITAKER, part 1 of ? – mtDNA U5a1i1a1 – 52 Ancestors (Ancestor 127)

Reading about the possibility of determining your direct maternal ancestor, technically called your matrilineal ancestors (actually, ancestresses), via Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) testing can be discouraging. “Woman don’t have the luxury of carrying their surnames from generation to generation.” “Common ancestors … Continue reading

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