Tags » Mitochondrial DNA

What is a DNA Fingerprint?

Today in Kingston, ON, a man was arrested in connection with a kidnapping and sexual assault that took place in Calgary, AB, 20 years ago. The police were able to connect the suspect to the case by comparing his DNA to samples from the Calgary cold case. 703 more words

Luremia Combs (c1740-c1820) and the Revolution on Her Doorstep, 52 Ancestors #67

Luremia Combs was born about 1740, probably in Amelia County, to John Combes and his first wife whose identity is unknown.  John’s wife at the time of his death was Frances Elam who he married in Amelia County on Sept. 4,727 more words

Mitochondrial DNA

Finding Your American Indian Tribe Using DNA

If I had a dollar for every time I get asked a flavor of this question, I’d be on a cruise someplace warm instead of writing this in the still-blustery cold winter weather of the northlands! 6,337 more words


Horsing Around

There are just under a million horses in the UK. Sadly, not one of them belongs to me, despite the fact that ever since I was 4 (and, let’s be honest, probably before that too), at the top of every Christmas and birthday wish-list I put “a pony”. 1,170 more words

More in the DNA Wars

Lately I have been drowning in DNA.  I am trying to figure out how to interpret the DNA results I have and make use of them in searching for my ancestors.  2,688 more words