a3Genealogy - Accurate, Accessible Answers - specializes in military, naturalization records, Native American and African American ancestry. The a3Gen blog is penned by Kathleen Brandt, an international genealogy consultant, speaker and writer. a3Gen clients span from Europe, Asia and Africa to the Americas.
"Those who do not look upon themselves as a link, connecting the past with the future, do not perform their duty to the world.” Daniel Webster
Primer with Mavis of Georgia Black Cracker
and Tips from Miriam, AnceStories: The Stories of My Ancestors
At the Morris family reunion of 2007 in Las Vegas, I revealed the results of our DNA test. In doing so, I created a power point slide show, to explain the importance, relevance and meaning of our Family Tree DNA Certificate. I only wish then, I had Mavis Jones’, author of Georgia Black Cracker, post entitled Ancestral DNA of 17 March 2010.
In this posts, Mavis gives an easy to read explanation of “three basic types of testing with regard to ancestral DNA – yDNA, mtDNA and autosomal (admixture).”
To compliment the Georgia Black Cracker DNA post, Frugal Genealogy: DNA Testing, authored by Miriam Robbins Midkiff on her blog AnceStories: Stories of My Ancestors , gives us tips on “the most frugal way to do testing.” This 16 March, 2010 post is a part of her “Frugal Genealogy, or How Not to Spend a Fortune on Your Family Tree” series. Be sure to read the comments and answers section, as they too are informative on the DNA testing process.
Kathleen Brandt, a3Genealogy
Kathleen Brandt, Professional Genealogist