Who are You Looking for When DNA Testing?
Ethnicity from atDNA is an estimate based on reference populations and testing company’s algorithms which are different with each testing company. Usually, the results from each testing company is different.This is important but not so much for genealogical research purposes. What is important to me is to find genetic cousins, how much atDNA they share with me and our genetic degree of relationship and our genealogical cousin relationship.
Ethnic Makeup from FTDNA testing Company
Matches on the chromosome browser from FTDNA
Genetic genealogy is used in combination with traditional genealogical research. Traditional genealogical research is the use of historical records, and taking those records and using them as documented evidence of our ancestors to infer the relationship between individuals. Genetic genealogy is a means for genealogists and family historians to use in their genealogy toolbox that can be used to supplement and prove their traditional genealogical research information. ■