Saturday, May 13, 2006

DNA for Genealogists

Relative Genetics : Make your past your present to the future.: "DNA for the Genealogist" - Information on Autosomal DNA, which are the 22 pairs of non-sex chromosomes found in the nucleus. Autosomal DNA testing will perform a scan throughout all your chromosomes to find the answer to your genealogical question. The benefits of autosomal testing are that you can verify/establish nuclear family relationships, there are no gender limitations, and you can test directly for a certain relationship, e.g. grandparent or sibling. The limitation of autosomal testing is that currently you can only test relationships as far back as the grandparent generation.

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