Here are some great links for learning about DNA and how it can help your genealogy project.


  • Genetic Genealogy: The Basics and Beyond by Emily Aulicino (available in paperback and digital versions)

Data Tools

Professional Consultants


Autosomal Inheritance Patterns

You receive:

  • 50% of your DNA from each parent
  • approx. 25% from each grandparent
  • “ 12.5% from each great grandparent
  • “ 6.25% from each 2x great grandparent
  • “ 3.12% from each 3x great grandparent
  • “ 1.56% from each 4x great grandparent

You share:

  • approx. 50% of your DNA with your siblings
  • “ 25% with your half-siblings, aunts & uncles, nieces & nephews
  • “ 12.5% with your 1st cousins, great aunts & uncles, grand nieces & nephews
  • “ 6.25% with your 1st cousins once removed, great grand aunts & uncles

4 thoughts on “DNA

  1. Windi Robinson

    I stumbled on this page when researching the results to the Eurogenes K9b test. I have Native American at 1.39 and was wondering if the Dna project for the Wabanaki is still going.
    Thank you
    Windi Robinson

    • The Wabanaki Project is still an idea waiting for approval at FamilyTreeDNA. They seem to be swamped with new project requests so I don’t have any idea when it will be a real functioning project. Only FTDNA customers will be able to join. If I have enough people interested that have not tested with that company, I may try to do something else, but without the tools FTDNA offers I am not sure I will have time to do it right.
      Please stay in touch. Visit our main website http://www.nedoba.org and use the Contact form there to write to me. I would love to hear more. I may be able to help you with the genealogy and how to interpret what you have for DNA findings so far.

  2. Glenn Gagne

    I have a Civil War photograph of five union soldiers from the 7th Maine Regiment and two of them are Penobscot Indians. I was wondering if they could be identified because not many Indians were allowed in the union army but the 7th Maine did allow them. Thank you, Glenn Gagne

    • Maine had many Native American Soldiers and Co. F of the 7th had perhaps more than their share. We know the names of many who fought but certainly not all. I have the pension files for all known soldiers who applied for pensions. However, we have never located pictures in which any man is identified by name.

      We have this picture which is also of Penobscot Soldiers in the 7th.

      I would love to have a copy of your picture for our website or at least for our internal files. Ne-Do-Ba is a nonprofit and our only goal is to share our research with the public.

      Thank you for contacting us.

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