How well do you know Genealogy?

Genealogy is the study of families, family history, and the tracing of their lineages. How much do you know about genealogy? Take our quiz to find out!
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How many Americans are estimated to be related to one or more of the pilgrims who sailed to America on the Mayflower?
The Mayflower was a ship from England that transported the first English Puritans, known today as the Pilgrims, from Plymouth, England, to the New World in 1620.

There were 102 passengers, and the crew is estimated to have been about 30.
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What does DNA stand for?
A human DNA molecule is made up of two strands wrapped around each other like a twisted ladder. While there are many different types of DNA test, there are really only three tests which are used for genealogy research: the Y-chromosone (Y-DNA) test, the mitochondrial (mtDNA) test and the relatively new - and very popular - autosomal (atDNA) test.
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What is a haplogroup
Haplogroups pertain to a single line of descent. As such, membership of a haplogroup, by any individual, relies on a relatively small proportion of the genetic material possessed by that individual. If you meet someone who shares your haplogroup, it does not mean you are closely related. It means your ancestors followed a similar migration path.
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What causes red hair?
Known as an MC1R mutation. As a recessive trait it must be inherited from both parents to cause the hair to become red. Consequently there are far more people carrying the mutation for red hair than people actually having red hair. tudies have demonstrated that people with red hair are more sensitive to thermal pain and also require greater amounts of anesthetic than people with other hair color.
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People that do not like the taste of Cilantro, often claim it tastes like which of these?
Variation in the OR6A2 gene has been identified as a likely cause of some people's strong dislike of cilantro.
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Which of the following is not an occupational related surname?
Berg is a topographic name for someone who lived on or by a hill or mountain, from Middle High German berc. This name is widespread throughout central and eastern Europe.
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How many third cousins does the average person have?
Using a model where a family has 2-3 children, you would have 190 third cousins, 940 fourth cousins and 4,700 fifth cousins!
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