Anthrogenealogy is the study of human origins, recent and distant, using both DNA testing and genealogy.

Ancestral State

The ancestral state of an allele is the assumed initial condition (value) of the allele and is often represented by the sequence reference. See also: Derived State

Ancestral Signature

The ancestral signature is the oldest known or suspected haplotype for a lineage. See also: Modal Haplotype

Ancestral Haplotype

In genetic genealogy, the ancestral haplotype is the set of marker values of your ancestor.


An ancestor is someone from whom you descend. For example, your grandparents are your ancestors.