paternal ancestry

Happy Father’s Day! Celebrate Your DNA From Dad!

June 11, 2012
There is no one quite like Dad. Dad is the story-book-reader, the scraped-knee-healer, and the piggy-back-ride hero of childhood. And even though no one is exactly like Dad, there is...
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The Missing Pieces in an African American Family History

April 10, 2012
Ancestry Ambassador Shannon Christmas writes about finding the missing pieces in his family tree, a common theme in African American genealogy.
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Did You Know? DNA Can Offer Clues about Irish Ancestry.

March 16, 2012
Editor’s note: This post has been edited to reflect changes to the 23andMe ancestry product. Nearly 37 million Americans claim to have Irish heritage according to a national survey conducted...
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23andMe Traces Two Women’s Ancestry on Anderson Cooper’s New Show

September 15, 2011
More than two decades ago, on opposite sides of the country, two babies were cast away with slim chances of surviving. “Miraculous Mary,” as she was called then, was found...
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Ancestry at 23andMe: What Can You Learn?

September 16, 2010
Genetic testing is not a concept that most people encounter outside of popular TV shows and so when you hear about services such as 23andMe’s, you might be wondering what...
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23andMe’s New and Improved Paternal Haplogroups

June 11, 2009
Science is dynamic and ever changing. As new research is published, theories get revised, and hypotheses retested. The field of genetic ancestry is no exception: The flurry of published research...
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Whose Y to Use? Paternal Ancestry for Ladies

May 07, 2008
Editor’s Note: This post does not reflect our current product offering. 23andMe’s ancestry product looks at the autosomes (chromosomes 1-22), the sex chromosomes (XY), and mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA). For more...
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