Journal of Genetic Genealogy

A Free Open-Access Journal (ISBN: 1557-3796)

Genetic Genealogy is the use of DNA testing in combination with traditional genealogical and historical records.” – ISOGG Wikipedia


Dave Vance


Advisory Board

T. Whit Athey, Ph.D.

Steven C. Perkins, J.D., M.L.L.

Ann Turner, M.D.

David A. Stumpf, M.D., Ph.D.

Brit Nicholson, M.S.


New Preprints
In advance of our next issue, two new preprints by Wesley Johnston are now available on our Preprint link!
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The Journal of Genetic Genealogy (JoGG) is a free and open-access quarterly journal of strategies, case studies, and topics of interest for genetic genealogists using DNA testing to research the ancestry of an individual or group.   Articles include features, editorials, and peer-reviewed scholarly articles.

Authors retain the original copyright to their articles, which are published in the Journal pursuant to a Creative Commons license and can be shared under those terms. 

Our Latest Issue: Volume 10, Number 1 (Fall 2022)

Editor’s Corner: The Issue Is…J. David VanceJournal Features


BLOOD AND PAPER: Connections between the Sotomayor, González de la Cruz, Soto de las Cuevas, and Lugo Sotomayor from Puerto Rico from the Sixteenth to the Eighteenth centuriesAntonio Sotomayor, PhDAncestor Research, Group Analysis, Y-DNA


Graphs for GenealogistsDavid A Stumpf, MD, PhDGroup Analysis, Methodology, Tools & Websites


Calculating Autosomal DNA Match Coverage: A Generalized Additive Recursive MethodWesley JohnstonatDNA, Methodology


From the X-Files: Are X-DNA matches usually more distant than autosomal matches?Brit NicholsonMethodology, X-DNA


Book Review: DNA for Native American Genealogy, By Roberta EstesJ. David VanceJournal Features


Word to the Ys: The Trezise Family and its Origins in CornwallDavid TreziseAncestor Research, Y-DNA


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