The MDLP Project on Gedmatch provides ancestry estimates. In this article, learn the basics about MDLP, differences between the models, and how to learn more.
Are you interested in getting started on your DNA journey? An autosomal DNA, like the once provided by Ancestry DNA or Family Tree DNA, is a great way to learn about your family’s ancestral roots, build your family tree, as well as find new relatives.
Are you read to go ahead and start your DNA testing adventure? Read these posts to learn more about which DNA test is best for you.
The following are some posts that I have written about what you can learn from your DNA as far as ethnicity and family history are concerned:
- What is an Autosomal DNA Test?
- Example of Ancestry DNA Results
- How Much is DNA Testing
- Best DNA Test for Ethnicity
- Genetic Testing to Determine Ancestry
- How to Test Your DNA – Getting Started
- What Does Ancestry DNA Tell You
- DNA Testing for Genealogy
- What DNA Can’t Do For You
Did you already test and want to better understand your results?
If you’ve already done a DNA test, you might be interested in the following articles on how to understand your results. Or, you can just scroll down and browse through them.
- Is the Ancestry DNA Test Accurate?
- How to Understand Your DNA Results (Part 1)
- How to Understand Your DNA Results (Part 2)
- Why Don’t You Have More DNA Matches?
- Why Do I Have Matches That My Sibling Doesn’t Have?
- How to Access Shared Centimorgans on Ancestry
- Should I Get in Touch With My DNA Matches?
- How to Contact My DNA Matches
- What Can I Do With My DNA Results?
- What is Gedmatch?
Do you want to know where you can buy Ancestry DNA? In this post, learn the answer, as well as whether you can buy it in stores, or as a gift for someone else. Purchasing your Ancestry DNA test is the first step to a fascinating journey. Whether you want to discover biological relatives, find …
Did you get a Genetic Group on MyHeritage DNA? In this post, learn what it means to get assigned to one of the 2,114 available Genetic Groups, and how to use this information. The Genetic Group feature on MyHeritage DNA is an exciting new development for those who have tested with the site. This feature …
Are you trying to choose between MyHeritage DNA vs. Ancestry DNA for testing? Both companies offer a reliable DNA testing service at a similar price, so how do you decide which one is best for you? In this post, I’ll tell you what I love about each company and what each one does better than …
Humans have 46 DNA segments on their 23 chromosomes, 23 inherited from each parent. In this article, learn more about these DNA segments, as well as what it means to share DNA segments with other relatives. DNA segments are an important part of understanding how we are related to our DNA matches. When we see …
Did you get Indigenous Americas – Yucatan Peninsula on your Ancestry DNA results? This region is one of 87 Mexican regions and sub-regions currently available on Ancestry results. In this post, learn more about this fascinating region and its people, as well as: Which countries and regions are located within the Yucatan Peninsula DNA region …
Building a wide family tree will help you understand how your DNA matches are related, and learn more about your ancestors. In this post, I’ll teach you to use your DNA matches to build your tree wide. I have a confession to make: I used to be a name collector. When it came to family …
Do you want to know which grandparent you are most related to, from a DNA perspective? In this article learn how to know which grandparent you likely share the most genes with, understand why, and find out how to know for sure. My oldest son looks and behaves in a very similar fashion to my …
Did your Ancestry DNA not show Native American heritage in your results? In this post, learn the reasons why your Native American roots might not have shown up on your Ancestry results. We know how the saying goes: “DNA doesn’t lie“. But what does it mean when you know for sure that you have Native …
Did you get 1% Native American DNA on your DNA results? What does it mean? In this post, learn what it means to find 1% of your DNA matches this region. The ethnicity estimate is one of the most popular reasons for DNA testing. Many people want to explore their ancestry, and believe that they …