What do one of the first settlers of Montreal and I have in common

Back in the days when Montreal had 50 inhabitants and was known as fortress Ville-Marie, the existence of today’s megacity seemed to be doomed. The number of French settlers on the Canadian coast steadily decreased due to Iroquois raids and thus, Governor Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve was left with no other choice than to sail…

Visual Phasing of Chromosome 1 – updated version using Steven Fox’s Excel spreadsheet

If you have the possibility to test three full siblings, then the next great thing you could do with your DNA results is to try out the Visual Phasing technique developed by Kathy Johnston. It allows you to map the segments of your chromosomes to your four grandparents (without having them or your parents tested)…