DNA Testing for Genealogy

Buzzes of excitement have become apparent in family history societies and the broader community over recent years, as more and more genealogists are starting to incorporate DNA testing into their family history research, and people who’ve never researched their family history before are starting out with just a DNA test….

Getting Started

A comprehensive review of all the most popular features, pros, cons, pricing, shipping, tools, transfers and other details that you may not have thought of when selecting which company…

There are three main types of DNA tests available for genealogy: atDNA, Y-DNA and mtDNA. Which DNA test type should you select?  And what is X-DNA?  Learn the differences and their uses…

See the regular prices of genealogy DNA tests and comparisons by company and country, plus any current sales and/or discount offers.

View the kit contents, learn how it works, the results you get and potential uses.

Learn what you get with Family Finder – the kit, the results and features.

Siblings inherit a different mix of parental DNA, so may match cousins that you don’t, and vice versa…

Autosomal DNA is the most popular test type, matching you with genetic relatives from all your ancestral lines in the most recent generations…

Y-DNA tests – for males only – can help explore your surname line, as all men inherit their Y-chromosome from their father, from his father…

Mitochondrial DNA follows the direct maternal line, passing from mothers to all their children, but only females can pass it on…

The X-chromosome’s unique inheritance patterns can help limit DNA matches to particular lines…

Books for beginners, intermediate & advanced users, plus non-fiction, fiction and childrens titles.

A searchable list of more than 500 stories about how DNA testing solved mysteries or surprised…

Tools & Transfers

Easy guide for beginners to GEDmatch, explaining what it is and how to get started using the most popular tools and reports.

Learn how to download your DNA data file and upload it to other DNA databases to access more DNA matches and tools for free!

Resources to help you learn more about DNA testing, including basics, concepts, tools, blogs, events…

Franca is looking for her father, Pietro from Sicily. Do you recognise this photo of Peitro?

Joan, 90, is looking for her long lost niece, Kathleen.

Rejuvenate your genealogy group with a DIG.  You just need two people, a time & place, and others will come!

Tips and templates to help you achieve more effective messaging and correspondence.