DNA Signatures - Methodology
The French Heritage project (Héritage français) at
FTDNA, begun in 2003 and comprises in June 2018, more than 8100
members. Raw statistics show that there are :
The signatures are usually obtained with the
The documented signatures with 2 or more lines to
an MRCA (Most Recent Common Ancestor) will be added to the
catalogue if the MRCA is far enough. In June 2018, only 1
signature (MRCA) waas 5 generations from the pioneer) while 7 were
4 generations back.. Ideally, the common ancestor married before
The candidates will be listed only in the database
Genealogy of French in North America which is updated about 2 or 3
times each year, including the Internet version, with the list of
Projects Québec ADNy and ADNmt at FTDNA begun in
2014 with the participation of the Fédération des associations de
famille du Québec (Federation of Family Associations of Quebec).
Such an association can easily find 2 candidates for tests from 2
differents sons of the pioneer to get yDNA tests and then
triangulate that pioneer. Also, these projects require that the
new members provide their genealogical line (that can eventually
be completed later) and to perform at least some tests. In that
case, it is easier to find quickly more signatures when a result
is availale, and to add a second test to validate a triangulation.
These projects participate to the catalogue.