HaploMaps Interactive Genetic Genealogy Maps can help you learn more from your DNA results.
Results coming in from all those kits purchased for the holidays? Haplomaps.com plots your DNA results using Google Maps to help you better understand your DNA results.
Using HaploMaps Interactive Genetic Genealogy Maps
Haplomaps.com‘s motto is “Interactive Genetic Genealogy Maps to Better Visualize Human DNA Distribution Worldwide.” A mouthful, eh? Nevertheless, this is a quick and easy site for linking your DNA and other information to maps. It also looks like a great way to meet some cousins in other countries. Mapping genetic genealogy withcan help. This site is certainly easier than other systems I’ve tried.
While mapping genetic genealogy is their strong suit, Haplomaps also provides easy-to-understand context as well. You can search by haplogroups from A through T for detailed results. Even better, you can contribute information about your haplogroup and subclade at this link.
Sixty percent of my ancestors look like the ones at below. (I swear that one on the left was not a family reunion, though.)
Maybe your ethnicity is the Balkans?
Or perhaps Haplogroup D?
Give HaploMaps Genetic Genealogy Maps a try. Or perhaps you haven’t tested yet? Or maybe you’re confused about which of the many genetic genealogy companies to use? Visit this Sassy Jane blog post for more information.
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