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Choosing a DNA test
DNA testing 101
Understanding the Science of DNA (for beginners)
Y-DNA Tests explained by Roberta Estes
DNA for Newbies
DNA for Newbies2
Understanding y-dna (father to son)
Basics of mtdna (mother to daughter & son)
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
Gedmatch Basics for Beginners (Autosomal DNA)
Gedmatch Basics video (Why upload your raw autosomal Data to Gedmatch)
Gedmatch Basics 2 (Why upload your raw autosomal Data to Gedmatch)
Chromosomes Explained
Megan Smolenyak's Roots Television
Access your personal FTDNA page
FAQ (Frequently asked Questions) about results
How to update your FTDNA personal page
How to understand your results
How to upgrade your analysis
How to Join Forces by contacting people you match
Retesting at FTDNA after testing with another company
DNA testing FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
The DNA Test kit and how to use it
More detail about how to take a DNA Sample
Reference Information (Links to important DNA information)
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)
Pitts Surname Distribution in the USA
Pitts Surname Distribution in 1881 in England
Pitts Surname Australian Genealogy Research Site
TED talk, Drew Berry Explains how DNA works (very complicated)
DNA replication simulation (very complicated)
Learn Genetics from Utah University
How many ancestors share our DNA
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 Details (Sorenson)
Y-DNA Marker Mutation Rates
Y-DNA Marker Mutation Rates (Leo Little)
Contribute to the Pitts DNA General Fund (be sure to select the Pitts Group)

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