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.


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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 11, Number 1 (Fall 2023)

Taking Account of Human Genetics in Identity ResearchRaymond M. KeoghGenetics, Methodology


Case Studies Using Genealogical Junctions Among Unplaced DNA Matches To Identify Unknown AncestorsLars-Gunnar Lundh, Ph.D.Ancestor Research, atDNA, Group Analysis, Methodology, Y-DNA


Our Study: The O’Brien Irish Royal Line, R-DC782, The “Y” Male Line Of DescendantsDennis John O’BrienAncestor Research, Group Analysis, Y-DNA


Quantum Genetic Genealogy Applications: A First LookWesley JohnstonMethodology


Fully Calculating Autosomal DNA Coverage RecursivelyWesley JohnstonatDNA, Group Analysis, Methodology, Tools & Websites


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