Population Pages Are Coming!


Have you ever wanted to know more about the populations you match? Maybe you got a match to Native American – Florida (n = 105)? Now you can click on the link and find out all about that population. Learn who was tested, where the original study was published and what typical representatives look like in pictures.

Population PagesPhoto right:  Actor Danny Pino is the “poster boy” for Florida Hispanics. Here he is taking a break from filming Law & Order: Special Victims Unit at 155th and Broadway/Amsterdam in New York City. Date 25 July 2011. Source Flickr. Author Shannon (SMPhotography).
Beginning this month, DNA Consultants is making available all these nice-to-know background facts–population by population, ethnic group by ethnic group. Check out what populations are available online at the following page:

All Populations

Populations Galore

So far, you will see that about a quarter of the populations are “live.” There will be more to come as our database experts work toward their goal of getting all 400 descriptions done. We hope eventually to link the write-ups online to customers’ reports and their world ancestry maps.

You can also put in the name of a population in the search pane on our site and choose from the results. There is at least one result for each population.

Use this new information to discuss populations and ethnic groups on DNACommunities, our free sister site.

Do You Recognize These People?

paul giamatti  Hint:  He’s from Connecticut.
 reagan gomez Hint:  She has a Puerto Rican mother and African American father.
 patch virginia  Hint:  He’s from the Old Dominion.
 bessie coleman  Hint:  She was the first African American aviator.
 deidre downs  Hint:  She is from the state with the most Miss Americas.



Okay, if you are stumped by the last one, here is the page for the answer. It is typical of the other population pages and can serve as a good introduction to this new feature.

White – Alabama ǀ White  ǀ European American

deidre downsWhite Alabamians are people identified or identifying as white or primarily Caucasian or of European ancestry in the state of Alabama.  The United States Census Bureau defines white people as those “having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa. It includes people who reported “White” or wrote in entries such as Irish, German, Italian, Lebanese, Near Easterner, Arab, or Polish.

The White – Alabama population data represent DNA samples from 75 Caucasian (White Americans) individuals in the state of Alabama. Samples were provided by the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences.

Photo: Deidre Downs, better known as Miss America 2005, from Pelham, Alabama, a suburb of Birmingham, during a July 3 dinner in Atlanta. Public domain.

Source publication: CODIS STR Loci Data from 41 Sample Populations, J Forensic Sci, 2001, 46(3), 453-489.

[Population 13]