|Historical Genetics-The study of history through genetic analysis
|This site will keep track of the latest developments in the field. We will try to summarize research at the intersection of molecular
genetics and history. Including serious academic research as well as family history studies using mtDNA and Y chromosome
markers. We will not only keep you abreast of latest developments, but also publish new analysis results and articles submitted
FamilyTree DNA-Affiliated with Michael Hammer (University of Arizona). He is the leader in the use of Y
Chromosome markers to study historical human migrations. FamilyTree DNA is at the forefront of genetic
testing for genealogy.
Oxford Ancestors-Affiliated with Oxford's Brian Sykes. He has written the popular book "The Seven
Daughters of Eve" that is devoted to his research into mtDNA. Oxford Ancestors has a Y-STR test that is less
comprehensive and more expensive than FTDNA's test.
Relative Genetics-Affiliated with the Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation. Offers a 26 marker test.
DNA Heritage-Another testing lab. They have a great deal of information for the DNA naive. Please visit
their website if you are new to genetic genealogy.
Y Chromosome Data and Databases:
YHRD database-This database was originally made for academic/forensic applications. The database contains
Y-STR data for men from Europe, the Americas, Asia and Africa, but is somewhat biased towards Europe. The
database can be queried by anyone with Y-STR data. The output is the # of matches, as well as where the man
that you matched is from (currently).
Ybase-This database was set up specifically for genealogists to compare their Y-STR data. The logic is that if
two men have a blind match they may have a common ancestor. Everyone should be careful about reading too
much into such a match, but at the same time this type of database is needed. FTDNA already has such a
database, but it is only useful if your match was also tested by FTDNA. One of the points of Ybase is that it
doesn't matter where you were tested. They have since started a testing company to compete with FamilyTree
DNA and Oxford Ancestors.
Haplogroups-This site is a clearinghouse of information about haplogroups as well as surname projects.
|Genealogy DNA email list-The email list covers the topic of DNA testing for genealogical purposes. You can
either search or browse the list from this site.
Time to most recent common ancestor (TMRCA) calculator-The MRCA is just that, the most recent ancestor that
two individuals have in common. The TMRCA calculator gives you the most likely range of generations to your
MRCA based on the number of markers you have in common with someone else. All of this is done using
estimated mutation rates. The information is giving with different confidence levels.
DNA101:Y chromosome testing-This is a nice little explaination of Y Chromosome testing for those who are new
to the science.
Library of available research articles-This is my page that I am in the process of putting together of all of the
publically available research papers on the subject. Every title will link to the downloadable PDF of the
particular paper. There are 77 links to research papers as of November 2003.
Clustering of Y-STR distribution profiles- Using data from the Y-STR site I have clustered populations using an
associative network approach.
|The list of links on this site is not meant to be a comprehensive list of everything on the web pertaining to the field of genetic
genealogy. Instead, these links are the most useful sites that can help one involved in a DNA testing project. For a more
comprehesive list of sites you can simply do a Google search using the terms DNA and genealogy.
|Bond Family DNA Project