Three-Part Video Series

FamilyTreeDNA’s Populations Geneticist, Paul Maier, breaks down myOrigins 3.0 in this three-part video series.

 

Part 1

FamilyTreeDNA recently expanded from 24 to 90 reference populations. Learn about the parts of the world that are covered, and see examples of our chromosome painting, which can help you find DNA segments you share from ancestors of a particular ethnicity.

 

Part 2

FamilyTreeDNA recently expanded from 24 to 90 reference populations and added a chromosome painting. Learn how a “population” is defined, how we organize them into larger “Super Populations,” and why we paint your results at the level of Super Populations.

Part 3

FamilyTreeDNA recently expanded from 24 to 90 reference populations, but what does it mean if you inherited DNA from a population you weren’t expecting? You share a surprising number of ancestors with everyone else on your continent(s) of origin. This deep dive will explain more about European population structure, or lack thereof.