Genetical research of our ancestors

In this chapter I cover the genetical research that has supported the archival research to several branches of my ancestors. These studies uncovered unknown relatives in the 19th century and also in the medieval period.

Defining Y-SNP variation among the Flemish population (Western Europe) by full genome sequencing

Y-chromosomal single nucleotide polymorphisms (Y-SNPs) represent a powerful tool in forensic research and casework, especially for inferring paternal ancestry of unknown perpetrators and unidentified bodies. However, the wealth of recently discovered …

Genetic genealogy

DNA is a powerful tool in family research and has provided valuable clues in research of my family's origins.


Otten family tree with more than 10000 relatives. Updated since the year 2000.