There are two types of family trees – Genealogical and Genetic.

Your genealogical family tree is the family tree that contains all of your ancestors that had children, that had children, etc. It is the family tree that you probably spend most of your time researching.

Your genetic family tree is the family tree that contains some of your ancestors – they contributed their DNA to your DNA.

Your genetic family tree overlaps your genealogical family tree, but does not contain everyone in it.

This is part of my genetic family tree – my mtDNA tree. I have included individuals in my genealogical family tree, with those in my mtDNA tree highlighted in red.

Maggie

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