Trace Your Roots with DNA (Emmaus
- Megan Smolenyak-Smolenyak
- Rodale Press,
FEEFHS Journal Volume XIII DNA analysis can be used to solve family history mysteries and to fill gaps caused by incomplete and destroyed ecclesiastical and civil records. In this article I first talk about how DNA functions. This leads to the possibilities of analyzing the Y-chromosome (Y-cs) to follow the paternal line or analyze the mitochondrial DNA to follow the maternal line. Case studies are presented to show Y-cs analysis. Details like choosing an analysis DNA lab, getting the samples, and costs are discussed. Also I discuss other interesting results available though DNA analysis.