DNA for Native American Genealogy

Groundbreaking book for Native American Genealogy: DNA for Native American Genealogy, by Roberta Estes

Written by Roberta Estes, the foremost expert on how to utilize DNA testing to identify Native American ancestors, DNA for Native American Genealogy is the first book to offer detailed information and advice specifically aimed at family historians interested in fleshing out their Native American family tree through DNA testing.  Figuring out how to incorporate[…]Read more

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Determining Native American Ancestry with DNA Relies on Population Genetics

Determining Native American Ancestry with DNA Relies on Population Genetics

In the following segment from DNA for Native American Genealogy, author Roberta Estes explains the percentage of Native DNA one is likely to possess and how the science of population genetics comes into play in establishing that relationship. “How Much of Them is in Me?” As discussed earlier, while everyone inherits exactly half of each[…]Read more

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DNA for Native American Ancestry

New Book Lays Out Ground Rules for Determining Native American Ancestry

Our new publication, DNA for Native American Ancestry, by Roberta Estes, begins by discussing fundamental issues involved in establishing Native American heritage. The author first defines the concept of “indigenous people.” She then answers questions like “Can DNA Results Identify a Tribe?” and “Can I Join a Tribe?”. Another section covers the requirements and benefits[…]Read more

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First Nations in Canada and DNA Testin

First Nations in Canada and DNA Testing

Roberta Estes, author of DNA for Native American Genealogy, has written the following about Canada’s “First Nations.” “The Canadian government recognizes 634 First Nations bands who are similar to tribes in the United States, although the membership criteria is different. These bands comprise more than 2% of Canadian residents. “Like in the United States, benefits[…]Read more

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DNA for Native American Genealogy

DNA for Native American Genealogy: Comprehensive Guide to Indigenous Roots

Did you know that the Navajo and related tribes migrated from Northwest Canada and present-day Alaska to present-day Arizona and New Mexico, and ultimately southeastern Utah, roughly 600 years ago? Would it surprise you to learn that the indigenous people of Hawaii are closely related to indigenous people of the Pacific Islands, Polynesia, Australia, and[…]Read more

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