Questions tagged [mitochondrial-dna]

For questions about mitochondrial DNA (abbreviated mtDNA) testing for genealogical purposes. mtDNA is passed from mother to child, and therefore is useful for tracing maternal ancestry.

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Is a new DNA sample required for paternal haplotype or maternal mitochondria analysis

A year ago I sent in a DNA sample to Ancestry for autosomal analysis. I have the RAW DNA data file. Can that data be used with 23&me or another testing company to have mitochondria and paternal ...
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My Full DNA: Whole Genome Sequencing with mtDNA from dante labs

I have done 23andme. And I see there is a 23andme tag and an Ancestry.com tag. I have just come across an ad from Dante Labs for "My Full DNA: Whole Genome Sequencing with mtDNA." While I have a PhD ...
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Different genetic relation strength through maternal vs paternal line?

Is there a different genetic relation strength through maternal vs paternal line? In other words: am I more related to my mother than to my father or are they exactly equal? Or another way to ask it ...
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Seeking the mtDNA raw data or actual results for the Windover Bog Site Mummies

The DNA indicated Asian origin and a rare haplogroup, X. Windover Pond is one of a number of sites in Florida excavated since 1970 that have led to a major reassessment of the Archaic period in ...
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mtDNA Match Discrepancy

At Family Tree DNA, I did the mtFull Sequence test. I have 1,000 matches that include 284 exact matches at GD 0 for my haplogroup K1a1b1a which is a common haplogroup for Ashkenazi. My Uncle (on my ...
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Does my mother need an mtDNA test?

I had an mtDNA test done (specifically, mtFull Sequence from FTDNA), and want to spend the extra money for her test only if it would create more value than buying a few autosomal tests for other ...
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Understanding DNA test results for aunt

My maternal aunt sent me her mtDNA test results. How can I relate this to my own ancestry? If her mtDNA falls 15% within a certain country, what percent of my DNA would also fit there?
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Maternal or paternal connection?

23 and me said I was a match on my maternal side to a 1/2 brother - we were both adopted to different families and are trying to find out which side we've matched from. I'm U5b2a2 and he is X2c1 - ...
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Is there value in doing an mtDNA for a first cousin once removed?

I've already got a full mtDNA test taken on Family Tree DNA for a maternal line. I have a first cousin, once removed (removed on my side), is there any significant value in getting her to take an ...
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Mitosearch Data Entry

I'm entering my uncle's mtDNA results from FamilyTreeDNA into mitosearch. But I ran into two problems that their help doesn't seem to answer. Problem 1: FamilyTreeDNA provides differences from two ...
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Finding others with H2a1 maternal DNA?

I only have distance 3 on FTDNA matches. I am not sure if I understand FTDNA correctly, but the time frame for their identification of the mtDNA is approx 1000 CE. The majority of the matches are in ...
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Which Golden Thread Matrilineal “Clan” maps to my mtDNA haplogroup?

I understand the 'seven daughters of Eve' is now up to 36 clans per a 'golden thread' figure in a recent issue (Fall 2016) of American Ancestors. Do the names map to haplogroups? My mtDNA haplogroup ...
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What does R nucleotide mean for mtDNA result?

I have a mtDNA (mtFull Sequence) test result on FamilyTreeDNA that shows Revised Cambridge Reference Sequence (CRS), and at Position 9053 the CRS shows G and my result is R. I thought DNA was either ...
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Why do I get a better match on mitoSearch than FamilyTreeDNA?

For my cousin's mtDNA test (C52RJ) on FamilyTreeDNA, my closest matches are all 2 mutations away, I exported to mitoSearch, and there I find an exact match with TXANE, and the match shows as coming ...
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How far back is a mtDNA match of genetic distance 2 likely to be?

On FamilyTreeDNA, for haplogroup H1, my closest matches are all genetic distance of 2 for HVR1, HVR2, CODING REGIONS. I don't see any tool to predict the number of generations like we have for yDNA ...
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My Father passed away - next test(s) on what remains of his DNA sample?

I posted this general question over at the forum on FamilyTreeDNA. Though I received a reply, there is still no answer to my question, so I thought I'd try my luck at posting here. Anyhow, in early ...
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Why doesn't the haplogroup K2b2 appear on MitoSearch.org?

I have a mtDNA test for my mom at FamilyTreeDNA.com and the results list her Haplogroup as being K2b2, however, when I go to publish a http://www.mitosearch.org/ entry, the available Haplogroup does ...
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Are there mtDNA societies like there are surname societies for Y-DNA?

Males get their Y-DNA from their father and both males and females get their mtDNA from their mother. Because surnames generally follow the Y-DNA, groups of individuals with the same Y-DNA can find ...