Settings for DNA-results

Contribute to our source material being the best possible! From November 2014 FTDNA unfortunately changed their standard (default) settings. It means that everyone who ordered tests after that date must log in to their FTDNA accounts and change settings, in order to contribute to our shared knowledge and “dugnad”, with information in our lists of earliest known ancestors in the direct paternal and maternal lines. DNA is a Primary Source! Result lists for these tests…

mtDNA and Research

Have you done the Full Mitochondrial Sequence (FMS)? Are you still “just” H, V, T2 – or other udefined groups? Maybe no one has done any research on just your specific mtDNA mutations yet. For the scientists to evaluate all possible SNPs found in your sequence and define new haplogroups/subclades, they need access to more data. Submit to GenBank to contribute to research Everyone with a Full Sequence test (FMS, FGS, “Mega”) can submit their…

Y-DNA testing to verify lines

A lot of people still believe that DNA testing for genealogy is mainly for anthropology and the long lines of history. However, Y-DNA is a powerful and exact tool to control and verify direct paternal lines. Our interesting article by Trond Bekkevold is not yet translated into English, but can be read through Google translate.    

DNA meetings in Norway

Occasionally we arrange meetings for people interested in DNA, in the Oslo area, Norway. For our Norwegian-American members, contact your local genealogy clubs and societies for any interest groups in genetic genealogy.