Granddaughter Finds Her Roots with mtDNA and Historical Records - FamilyTreeDNA Blog

Granddaughter Finds Her Roots with mtDNA and Historical Records

A FamilyTreeDNA customer shares her inspiring journey of uncovering her maternal lineage using mtDNA, autosomal DNA, and Group Projects. Her research led to the remarkable discovery of a connection to one of the King's Daughters.


Exploring the Full Mitochondrial Genome

Exploring the Full Mitochondrial Genome: Understanding the Inheritance of Mitochondria

Read part two of our mtDNA series, and discover the unique inheritance of the mitochondrial genome and the potential insights into our ancestral origins with mtFull Sequence.


What is mtDNA? A deeper look at mitochondrial DNA and the impact on DNA testing

What is mtDNA?

What can you learn from the DNA found in the mitochondria? Read part one from a five part series on mtDNA.


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.


A 100,000-Year-Old Human Lineage Rediscovered Blog

A 100,000-Year-Old Human Lineage Rediscovered

The Million Mito Project Team from FamilyTreeDNA recently discovered an ancient lineage from Eastern Africa through mitochondrial DNA.


What is Genetic Genealogy Anyway?

Genetic genealogy is the use of DNA testing to determine relationships between individuals, find genetic matches and discover one’s ancestry.