Genealogy Projects tagged with mtDNA on the Geni Family Tree

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  • South African mtDNA Progenitors

    A mitochondrial DNA test (mtDNA test) traces a person's matrilineal or mother-line ancestry using the DNA in his or her mitochondria. mtDNA is passed down by the female, unchanged, to all her children. Her daughters will pass it onto all of their children, but her sons will not. Your mtDNA-line is therefore your mother's mother's mother etc; and your mtDNA South African Progenitor is the firs...

  • mtDNA Haplogroups

    This is a master project, to collect information about the specific mtDNA haplogroup projects on Geni. All modern humans descend in the female line from a particular woman, nicknamed "Mitochondrial Eve," who lived about 150,000 years ago. Each of us has inherited her mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), along with the mutations that have accumulated in our individual family lines. Mitochondrial DNA (...

  • K1c (mtDNA)

    For people who have tested and are assigned the maternal haplogroup K1c or who are believed to have had that maternal haplogroup based on descendants tested. Defining mutations 146C, 152C, 498. Origin Haplogroup K has an estimated age of about 12,000 years. In his popular book The Seven Daughters of Eve , Bryan Sykes named the originator of the K haplogroup Katrine . (Source: Wikipe...

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  • DNA Testing: Choosing a test

    Genetic genealogy is a hot topic, but many people are put off by the learning curve. This is a place to get answers to your questions. MH/Geni DNA Tests This project is sponsored by Geni's curators to provide help in choosing a DNA test and understanding what questions the different types of tests might answer. How to participate If you want to see the discussions from thi...

  • L3b1a ( mtDNA)

    If u did your test please add your results to www.gedmatch.com

  • mtDNA Ragnhild på Mykleby

    mtDNA-prosjektet etter Ragnhild på Mykleby (f. ca. 1650 Stor-Elvdal) I juli 2013 testet jeg min fars morslinje (mtDNA) som går fra Romedal via Ringsaker og opp til Stor-Elvdal i Hedmark. Min eldste ane er Ragnhild på Mykleby, født omkring 1650 i Stor-Elvdal. Resultatet var 21 treff med personer fra ulike nasjoner, samt identifikasjon av en haplogruppe. Er du og...