Tuesday, March 11, 2008

DNA Ancestry

With the addition of DNA testing becoming more widely and actively used by genealogists, many researchers find themselves wanting to know more about testing, and, signing up to be tested. Since there are now more online web sites that offer DNA testing service than there were 6 or 8 years ago, the following list of links are some of the more well known that answer questions and perform the testing for applicants. Fees for each vary, so shop around before deciding.

DNA Heritage ~ http://www.dnaheritage.com/ ~ over 75,000 database records

Family Tree DNA ~ http://www.familytreedna.com/default.aspx ~ over120,000 database records

Genetic Genealogy ~ http://www.dnaancestryproject.com/index.php ~ thousands of database records

My Genetic Heritage ~ http://www.mygeneticheritage.com/ ~ thousands of database records

National Geographic's Genographic Project ~ https://www3.nationalgeographic.com/genographic/index.html ~ over 78,000 database records

Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation ~ http://www.smgf.org/ ~ over 70,000 database records (Free service)

ysearch ~ http://www.ysearch.org/ ~ over 54,000 database records

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