Genealogy Wise

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Genetic Genealogy

A group for anyone interested in using DNA to augment traditional genealogical research.

Members: 212
Latest Activity: Nov 10, 2021

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DNA Testing Companies

Started by Rashi Rosenzweig. Last reply by Rashi Rosenzweig May 31, 2016. 4 Replies

Hi Everyone:I tested close to three years ago with 23andme and I am satisfied with my results.  However, I'll be blunt and state that I chose 23&me because FTDNA, for the 'whole 9 yards' cost the…Continue

Tags: #DNAgenealogy, #FTDNA, #23andme

Genetic Genealogy Questions

Started by Blaine Bettinger. Last reply by John Hale Nov 29, 2012. 13 Replies

Are you interested in genetic genealogy? Curious how it works, or how it can be used to benefit you? Join the discussion and benefit from the many others who have used DNA to augment their…Continue

Value of Autosomal DNA testing

Started by William Bernard Allen. Last reply by james e rohrer Mar 18, 2012. 5 Replies

So ive tested with Ancestry, Sorenson and Familytree DNA. Ive been researching my Y and Mito haplogroups but just cant get enough. What are your opinions on or any other autosomal…Continue

Which DNA test?

Started by Julie Flowers Ock. Last reply by Debbie Kennett Mar 1, 2011. 4 Replies

I want DNA testing tha will tell me my population profile, that is the percentages of all my ethnic background, the main ones tested for being European, Native American, African, Asian I think.  Does…Continue


Started by Robert Sliwinski. Last reply by Robert Sliwinski Mar 13, 2010. 5 Replies

This haplogroup is quite controversial today with opposing views on it's origin(s). One side sees it as Central Asia and another sees it as India. There is quite the debate in the scientific…Continue

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Comment by Debbie Kennett on July 14, 2009 at 6:19am
Philip, There is a haplogroup G group on Genealogy Wise where you will find lots of fellow Gs. You will find the group here. I started a list of all the related genetic genealogy groups on GW in the discussion section above which you might like to have a look at.
Comment by Phillip Roderick on July 14, 2009 at 5:15am
I all I have a pretty rare haplogroup and was wondering if any in this group have the same.
My haplogroup is G2a, but I also have an odd mrker at DYS594 mine is 11.
Comment by Elizabeth Kipp nee Blake on July 13, 2009 at 7:02am
I am a member of ISOGG and I am giving my "last" presentation on DNA at a conference this fall. I want to do more writing and research and presentations take up a lot of time! I am a co-investigator on the T_FGS study at FT DNA plus I manage the T2 project there. I also have one name DNA studies for Pincombe (only 1 participant thus far) and Siderfin (no participants). I have recently started up a Hampshire DNA study group.

My own mtDNA is H11a2 (according to the latest build) and I have started a Genealogy Wise group on H11 and will add a blog here. My mtDNA line is paper trail brickwalled in the Midlands (my maternal grandmother was born at Birmingham and I have traced her back into Shropshire). My paternal line (Blake) has no matches thus far although a glimmer of hope has recently appeared on the Blake DNA study also at FT DNA. My Blake line is at Andover (or within 2 miles of Andover) from the late 1400s on.

If I can be of assistance to anyone on H11 (my maternal line) or I2a2 (my paternal line) let me know.
Comment by Mavis Jones on July 13, 2009 at 5:26am
Blaine, I will try those when I get home this evening. I also have another question to ask about my mother's results but since I'm running out of time (need to be at work in about 30 mintues), will have to wait until I get home to ask those.

Sorry for all the typos in my posts. I usually don't pick a lot of them up until many hours later.
Comment by Blaine Bettinger on July 13, 2009 at 4:57am
Mavis - have you tried Ybase or Ysearch for your father's Y-DNA data? Maybe you'll get a lead there.
Comment by Mavis Jones on July 12, 2009 at 9:29pm
Am not a member of ISOGG but recently had a yDNA test done of my dad in hopes of getting a lead on my paternal grandfather's lineage as we know practically nothing about his line. My granddad was "illigitimate" and my granddad never knew who his father was. Dad's yDNA Haplogroup was I1a. Wish I had had the mtDNA done on him too but perhaps next year.

Had mtDNA done on my mom in hopes that it would help me break through my brick wall with my great-grandmother. Haplogroup is M.

Both test were done through Ancestry. For my dad, it show a real close match (common ancester within the last the last 3 generations / 70 years). I contacted this participant, through Ancestry, but have not heard anything. Recently, I realized that this participant hand not logged in since May 2008, so I doubt that I will hear from him.

For mom, there were no matches. I took her results and blugged them into two other databases and no matches there either, so no leads.
Comment by Blaine Bettinger on July 12, 2009 at 7:54am
Ginger - sounds like you're having a great deal of success with testing. I've learned that you don't want to wish for too rare a surname, however! The Bettinger surname is so rare that it's been nearly impossible to recruit participants; only 2 Bettingers have ever been tested, and I had to pay for the second test in order to induce him to take it! Even so, the results have suggested an answer to the question of whether all Bettingers are paternally related [looks like we're not!].

Emily - I started a discussion above with links to genetic genealogy blogs and made sure to add yours to the list (I'm a long-time reader).

Michael H. - You must very excited to get your results. It will be interesting to see whether your line is related through Y-DNA to the Helmintoller/Helmandollar lines, so please keep us updated. Do your paper records suggest that the names have a single source?

Robert - As as R1b, I have to admit that I have no knowledge of R1a. I'd be interested to hear more.
Comment by Robert Sliwinski on July 11, 2009 at 9:02pm
Hello all,

And thanks to Blaine for getting this social network started. I also am a member of ISOGG and have interests in R1a1 and H2a2. I've presented and published on genetic genealogy and as a biologist with interests in genealogy, find that networking with others is always valuable and of course, fun.

Although my ancestry is from Poland, R1a1 has a large Indo-European geography that is very interesting and the origins are still controversial.
Comment by Michael Helmantoler on July 10, 2009 at 11:29am
Last week I got triple swabbed at the So Cal Genealogical Jamboree in the Family Tree DNA booth by Katherine of ISOGG. They were offering a 2 for 1 deal and I wanted to see how their results compare with Sorensens that I have been waiting for over 18 months. My objective is to compare my Helmantoler/Helmenthal/Hellenthal surname with the Helmintoller/Helmandollar lines to see if we have a common ancestor in Germany.
Comment by Emily Doolin Aulicino on July 10, 2009 at 10:20am
Hello everyone!

First of all...MANY thanks Blaine for starting this group. Hopefully with another social network we won't get too fragmented and the administrators of groups will have time to do the additional blogging! Good luck to everyone! LOL

I am a member of ISOGG (International Society of Genetic Genealogy) and everyone who has an interest in DNA testing should join at: .......It's free and requires only that you share your knowledge of DNA testing with others you know.

I do presentations on DNA Testing and have a blog outside of GenealogyWise as does Blaine and many others. She my URLs below for more information.

I run 12 DNA projects at Family Tree DNA (FTDNA), six of which are surname projects (CONARD-CONRAD, DERBY, DOOLIN, LAMSON, OGAN, and TALLEY-TALLY; three geographical projects IRELAND Y-dna (there are three admins for this 3300+ testers), MESSINA Province of Sicily, and CAMPANIA Region of Italy (for both & and mtDNA); and two society projects to which anyone and everyone can join to get the lower testing rates. Those are GFO (Genealogical Forum of Oregon) and WVGS (Willamette Valley Genealogical Society). You do NOT have to be members of either society to test through to get the reduced prices.

Remember, everyone: FTDNA is running a great sale for the entire month of July. My blog explains it all.

To contact me directly (the best way):

My blogs are below my name.

Best wishes,
Northwest Regional Coordinator and Speaker for ISOGG (
Administrator for twelve FTDNA DNA Projects

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