Full Mitochondrial Sequence (FMS)

This is your complete mitochondrial DNA. The complete mitochondrial genome consists of a single circular DNA sequence that contains 16,569 base pairs. The FamilyTreeDNA FMS test is called the mtFull Sequence test. This test will return results for all [...]

FamilyTreeDNA Time Predictor (FTDNATiP™)

FamilyTreeDNA Time Predictor (FTDNATiP™) is a program used to calculate estimates of Time to the Most Recent Common Ancestor (TMRCA) for paternal lineages. It is the world's first calculator that incorporates mutation rates specific to [...]


A factoid is an unverified piece of information. In genetic genealogy, it refers to genetic findings that are over reported in popular culture. These factoids may have no validity.