There are normally 46 chromosomes in each cell of your body. They are copies of 23 from your mother and 23 from your father. These are extremely useful in tracing your ancestry.
WikiTree makes it so easy to easily determine which DNA was inherited from which ancestors. From the main page, hover over your WikiTree ID in the top right corner and from the drop-down menu, click "DNA". Much information about DNA is provided on WikiTree. See also the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
My Mitochondria (mtDNA)
Mitochondrial DNA is passed from mother to child. Click here to read more about Mitochondrial DNA on WikiTree. (Y-DNA is patrilineal - passed only from father to son. Females do not have a Y-chromosome).
The following are ancestors I would have inherited by mtDNA from:
My X Chromosome
Males inherit only one X chromosome from their mother. From their father, they get their Y chromosome. Females, again, don't inherit their father's Y-Chromosome. Instead they inherit two X-Chromosomes - one from their father and one from their mother. Autosomal DNA tests include xDNA matches. Following are the people who contribute to my X-Chromosome:
My DNA matched my father's on our 23rd Chromosome (X) in two places:
From 2,703,633 to 52,067,217 and from 77,379,935 to 154,916,845.
To see matches that have been made on GEDmatch choose one: