Researching the Ancestry of Formerly-Enslaved African American Families, Part 1: Up to the 1870 Brick Wall

Discover expert tips, resources and strategies for tracing formerly-enslaved African American ancestors up to the 1870 brick wall.


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Y-DNA Sheds New Light on the Medieval Genealogies of the Uí Briúin Dynasty of Northwest Ireland, Part 2

Continue learning how Y-DNA shed new light on the medieval genealogies of the Uí Briúin dynasty of northwest Ireland.


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Are You Researching the Right Surname?

Wondering if you're researching the right surname? Dive into how autosomal and Y-DNA testing and genealogy records can confirm your family history and uncover ancestral origins.


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What’s New in Ancient DNA and Ancient Discover™ Connections

Read about the latest in ancient DNA research with new insights from Mayan, Neolithic, and Late Roman periods, integrated into FamilyTreeDNA Discover.


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How Autosomal DNA Testing Works

How does autosomal DNA testing work? Read part two of our five part series on autsomal DNA.


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Introducing the Discover™ Classic Tree for Y-DNA

Learn about the Discover Classic Haplotree for Y-DNA, the newest tree from FamilyTreeDNA.


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How Y-DNA Testing Works

How does Y-DNA testing work? Read part two of our five part series on Y-DNA.


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The Gospel According to Gene: The Discovery of a Mom’s Racial Passing in Vermont

Jerome Narramore, FamilyTreeDNA Group Project Administrator, discovers his mother's racial passing in Vermont, leading to profound self-revelation and advocacy.


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Y-DNA Sheds New Light on the Medieval Genealogies of the Uí Briúin Dynasty of Northwest Ireland, Part 1

Learn how Y-DNA has helped shed new light on the medieval genealogies of the Uí Briúin dynasty of northwest Ireland and what this new information means for genetic genealogists.……


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Documents and DNA: Telling the Story of Janine Cloud’s Paternal Line

Explore the Cloud paternal line, a tangled history of Cherokee ancestry, the Trail of Tears, and ancestry mysteries unraveled through DNA testing.


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