Genealogy’s Secret Weapon: How Using mtDNA Can Solve Family Mysteries

Unlock new avenues of research with mtDNA testing and trace your direct maternal line to break down genealogical brick walls.

New Discoveries in Ancient DNA: Xiongnu, Iberia, and Deer Tooth?

Explore the latest research on ancient DNA from the Xiongnu Empire, Paleolithic Iberia, and a Central Asian deer tooth. Discover the diversity of these lineages and how they fit into your genealogical research through FamilyTreeDNA's Discover™ tool.

Tracing Our Ancestry: Celebrating African World Heritage Day

Discover the significance of African World Heritage Day, explore genealogy, DNA testing, and African DNA data analysis to connect African Americans with their cultural heritage.

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Y-DNA: The Ultimate Course for Tracing Your Family History

Discover the power of Y-DNA for genealogy with Your DNA Guide's three-week course. Learn to analyze results, solve mysteries, and answer your burning questions.

GAP Guest Blog - The O'Shea Y-DNA Project and 20 Years of Genetic Genealogy

Group Projects for Irish Ancestry: How DNA Testing and Collaboration Have Benefited Family History Research

Learn how DNA testing and Group Projects have transformed Irish genealogy research with Margaret O’Shea-Jordan.

What Really Happens to Your DNA Sample After You Swab?

You’ve just swabbed your cheeks and sent your DNA off to FamilyTreeDNA. What happens next? Jim Brewster takes you step by step through the process.

DNA Day: Honoring Scientific Ingenuity and Pioneering Discoveries

Why do we celebrate DNA Day? Our CSR manager, Jeremy Balkin, gives his take on the holiday and what advancements in DNA mean to him.

How Can Testing Your Siblings’ DNA Help Your Genealogy Research?

Uncover more matches, mutations, and information about your genealogy by testing your siblings.

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The New “Events” Mini Feature in Discover

Explore the newest mini feature in Discover. Events brings context to the ancient connections on your Y-DNA line.

Three Important Takeaways From RootsTech 2023

It’s been one month since the genealogical conference ended, and we’ve learned quite a bit. Here are three things we at FamilyTreeDNA learned from RootsTech 2023.