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Putting the Genes into Genealogy


The link below goes to an article by Susan Meates published in the bookzine Discover your Ancestors.

The article describes DNA surname projects and covers the different genealogy DNA tests available and their application. The benefits of using Y-DNA testing for genealogy are explored in detail with examples.

The Ricketts DNA Project is discussed, including covering some of the discoveries accomplished.

Examples of different Y-DNA results are included with an explanation of the meaning of the results.


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