The Resilient Sephardic Jewish Legacy in Hispanic Culture - FamilyTreeDNA Blog

The Resilient Sephardic Jewish Legacy in Hispanic Culture

Explore the intricate history of Sephardic Jewish heritage, the Diaspora, and its lasting influence on Hispanic culture and the Americas.


Uncovering Surname Origins Mark's Journey with FamilyTreeDNA - FamilyTreeDNA Blog

Uncovering Surname Origins: Mark’s Journey with FamilyTreeDNA

Join Mark Bankston as he unravels his family's Swedish heritage, discovering surprising lineage connections. Curiosity led him to a revelation. What will your DNA reveal about your past?


Discover the Intriguing Paternal Lineage of Michael Jackson: Unraveling His Ancestral Roots

Discover the origins of the Jackson industrious spirit and paternal line as Sherman McRae delves into the King of Pop’s Big Y-700 connection.


FAQ Do I Need To Swab Again if I Upgrade My DNA Test - FamilyTreeDNA Blog

FAQ: Do I Need To Swab Again if I Upgrade My DNA Test?

You probably don't need to swab again, but if you do, make sure you're taking the right steps before upgrading your DNA test.


What’s in a Name? Six Types of Surnames You Might Find in Your Family Tree - FamilyTreeDNA Blog

What’s in a Name? Six Types of Surnames You Might Find in Your Family Tree

What do you know about where your surname comes from? Understanding surname origins can help you research the origins of your family line.


Discovering Irish Roots Paul's Success Story - FamilyTreeDNA Blog

Discovering Irish Roots: Paul’s Journey with FamilyTreeDNA

Paul McMonagle made a surprising discovery about his father's lineage when he took a Y-37 test. He discovered his Irish roots, connected with Y-DNA matches, and found his place on the Tree of Mankind.


Globetrekker, Part 2 Advancing the Science of Phylogeography

Globetrekker, Part 2: Advancing the Science of Phylogeography

The second part of the Globetrekker series, focuses on how phylogeography was incorporated into the new Discover tool.


The Origins of Acadians and a Journey through French History

Roberta Estes provides a historical overview of the birth of France, the French diaspora, and the settlement and exodus of the Acadian population in Eastern Canada.


Project Admin Series Pioneering Genetic Genealogy in South-Asian Family History - FamilyTreeDNA Blog

Pioneering Genetic Genealogy in South-Asian Family History

We take a dive into South-Asian genealogy with Awais Hussain, and how he has used traditional and genetic research methods to connect families and trace roots from the northern Punjab and Jammu-Kashmir region.


Introducing Y-DNA Haplogroups for Family Finder Customers

This blog is about a new feature that will be added to Family Finder in the coming weeks. Customers with existing Family Finder results will receive an email announcement when the feature is released, as well as an email notification once their haplogroup has been added to their results.