Helpful Links

Understanding the Science of DNA (for beginners)
Y-DNA Tests explained by Roberta Estes
DNA for Newbies
DNA for Newbies2
Understanding Family Finder (autosomal) test for men and women
Using your autosomal DNA test results by Kitty Cooper
Explanation of autosomal DNA testing by Angela
Likelihood of matching distant cousins - Owston One Name Study
DNA Painter - Convert total number of shared cM into possible relationships
Gedmatch Basics for Beginners (Autosomal DNA)
Gedmatch Basics video (Why upload your raw autosomal Data to Gedmatch)
Blog by Jim Barlett (use the search function for your subject of interest, e.g. gedmatch)
Chromosomes Explained
Megan Smolenyak's Roots Television
The DNA Test kit and how to use it
More detail about how to take a DNA Sample
Companies selling Y SNP Tests
Thomas & Astrid Krahn’s company selling y-dna SNPs
Simple explanation of SNPs (Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms)
Comparing SNPs (Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms) to STRs (Short Tandem Repeats) by Roberta Estes
Companies selling Y-DNA STR Tests
Genetic Genealogy Blogs
Dealing with unexpected DNA results
Family Tree DNA Learning Center (FAQ)
TED talk, Drew Berry Explains how DNA works (very complicated)
DNA replication simulation (very complicated)
Learn Genetics from Utah University
How to do Chromosome Mapping
Autosomal DNA - How to Analyze by Maurice Gleeson
Autosomal DNA - Phasing by Ann Turner
FTDNA lab tour by Roberta Estes
FTDNA lab tour by Jennifer Zinck
Y-DNA Marker Mutation Rates
Y-DNA Marker Mutation Rates (Leo Little)
Cyndi's List of Genealogical Sites on the Internet

Contribute to the Rutherford NC Burnetts DNA Project General Fund (be sure to select the Rutherford NC Burnetts DNA Project)

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