News from DNA Consultants 2019


New secure online account system


account system

DNA Consultants has moved to a new system that makes it easier to order, maintain personal information and see results online.

If you have an account already, you can log in by clicking on the user silhouette  at the top of the page.

You can also go to My account.

The login page that appears next will display your email address and encrypted password if you saved it in your browser and have your cookies turned on for it to be detected. Or it will prompt you to enter your username and email address and password. If you lost your password you can recover it by selecting Lost your password and following the instructions.

If you do not have an account, you may Register for one, beginning with your email address. Note, you cannot have a second account under an existing email address in the system. You also cannot change your user name.

When you register for a new account. You immediately receive a system message in your email with the subject Your account on DNA Consultants. It tells you, “Thanks for creating an account on DNA Consultants. Your username is —-. Your password has been automatically generated: —-.”

Accounts are automatically generated for anyone ordering using our shopping cart for the first time.

If you experience any trouble logging in or creating an account, please email:

Accounts allow users to re-order without having to enter their personal information (name, address, etc.) anew. They also make it possible for customers to check on their order status and view their results and reports online.

In the past, all reports for DNA Fingerprint products were delivered by default to your email as a pdf attachment. If you ordered a download product, this was accessible in your order notification email. Now, all reports will be loaded in your account online when they are completed (unless you have no email or account) and you will receive an Order Completed notification in your email. Just log in to access all your results.

Your account is where you will see any orders you have placed.&


New books by Donald Yates


New books by Donald Yates

One of the highlights of last year was the publication by Donald Yates and co-authors Jakay Jarvis and Sue Levin of Book of Jewish and Crypto-Jewish Surnames (Longmont: Panthers Lodge Publishers, May 11, 2018). The 276-page book has a long name index as well as a separate index that covers the classic genealogical trilogy of volumes by Yates and co-author Elizabeth Caldwell Hirschman (When Scotland Was Jewish, Jews and Muslims in British Colonial America and The Early Jews and Muslims of England and Wales).

It is available in print version($19.95), downloadable pdf ($4.99) and Amazon Kindle ($4.99).

An Amazon reviewer commented, “I love genealogy and this book is so interesting. Just like his other books, this one makes you think. If you are into genealogy you will find this one fascinating.”

Jakay Jarvis is DNA Consultants research associate and social media expert. A graduate of Stetson University with a B.A. in English, she attended the University of Kent in Canterbury, England, before embarking on a decades-long career in journalism as reporter, photographer and editor. She lives in Florida.

Sue Levin is an associate investigator of DNA Consultants. She has a B.S. from the University of Maryland and also attended Georgetown University. She lives in Florida.

Donald N. Yates is founder and chief scientific officer of DNA Consultants. This was his twenty-third book as author or co-author. Later last year he also published The Eighth Arrow: Wisdom and Storytelling from Tennessee’s Tihanama People(hardbound $29.75), Yucatan Journal: October 6 – November 1, 2007 (print $19.95, Kindle $9.99audiobook narrated by Jim D. Johnston $6.08), an audiobook version of Merchant Adventurer Kings of Rhoda: The Lost World of the Tucson Artifacts, narrated by Jack Chekijian ($19.95), and an audiobook version of Cherokee DNA Studies: Real People Who Proved the Geneticists Wrong, narrated by Pete Ferrand.

Among Yates’s articles last year was “Emerging Views on the Hohokam and Pacific Rim Migration: From Regional to World Diffusionism,” NEARA Journal Winter 2017-18:22-26

He also oversaw the narration in German by Richard Heinrich of the version of the traditional Cherokee national narrative translated with foreword by Christine Pellech, Die Abstammung der Cherokee-Indianer: Eine Spurensuche auf der Basis traditioneller Cherokee-Überlieferungen: Neue Ausgabe des Klassikers der Cherokee (Longmont: Panther’s Lodge, 2017). Richard Heinrich is a celebrated young voice actor and narrator of classic titles in the German language with a studio located in the picturesque village of Maroldsweisach in Bavaria. Christine Pellech is a Viennese ethnologist and author of numerous books who maintains the fascinating history website Migration and Diffusion. “It was a pleasure and honor to work with both of these professionals,” says Yates, who studied in Germany and Austria many years ago. “Few people realize it, but Europeans are often more interested in and informed about American Indians than Americans!”

Yates is currently at work on a new edition of Cherokee DNA Studies, subtitled More Real People Who Proved the Geneticists Wrong, covering the last phase participants, and a collaboration with a new co-author on Jewish physicians throughout history.


Update on the Cherokee DNA Project


Update on the Cherokee DNA Project

The third and final phase of DNA Consultants’ Cherokee DNA Project was closed in May of 2018. This mitochondrial project was begun in 2007, and Phase II testing closed on September 19, 2014. There are 62 participants in Phase III and their results will be written up in various blog posts and published in the follow-up volume to Cherokee DNA Studies, probably next year. The administrator of the project is Angela Watkins. Contact her at has been slow in organizing the mountains of files we have received, but the results will most assuredly be worth it, as this is one of the few published mitochondrial studies of American Indian DNA that has genealogies taken into consideration.

If you are a participant and we haven’t heard from you in a while, please contact Angela to make sure your information is current. The participation consent form is located at Consent Form Cherokee Project Rev July 2016.