Researching the Ancestry of Formerly-Enslaved African American Families, Part 1

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.


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.


What’s New in Ancient DNA and Ancient Discover Connections-Featured Image

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.


The Gospel According to Gene Discovering Mom’s Racial Passing in Vermont - Featured Image

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.


Y-DNA Sheds New Light on the Medieval Genealogies Blog PostFeatured Image

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.


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

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.


Multi-Marker Research A Closer Look at the Washington Family Study

Multi-Marker Research: A Closer Look at the Washington Family Study

Join us as we trade in the cherry tree legend for the fascinating task of building George Washington's family tree through advanced genetic analysis.


Revolutionary Study - New Genetic Analysis Traces George Washington's Family

Revolutionary Study: New Genetic Analysis Traces George Washington’s Family

Learn more about the recent study identifying George Washington’s family line through new genetic testing methods.


Old as Dirt Four Dating Methods Used to Assign Ages to Ancient DNA - FamilyTreeDNA Blog

Old as Dirt: Four Dating Methods Used For Ancient DNA

Jim Brewster provides an overview of how dating methods work for ancient DNA samples, and what that information means for genetic genealogy.


Ancient Lineages A 49,000-Year-Old Branch Split Y-DNA Haplogroup E Confirmed 15 Years After Initial Discovery - FamilyTreeDNA Blog

Ancient Lineages: A 49,000-Year-Old Branch Split in Y-DNA Haplogroup E Confirmed 15 Years After Initial Discovery

A customer with a Family Finder test received a Y-DNA haplogroup that led to the rediscovery of a haplogroup that was discovered 15 years ago.