What is an autosomal DNA SNP test? What is the Family Finder test? What will I learn?

Autosomal DNA tests utilize DNA from the 22 pairs of autosomal chromosomes. Autosomal DNA is inherited from both parents. Therefore, an autosomal DNA test [...]

What is the CCR5 test? Is it a genealogical test?

Among the many advances and discoveries of modern DNA and genetics are ‘scientific’ oddities. These genetic wonders make it into popular culture and develop [...]

What is Y-chromosome (Y-DNA) SNP Testing? What will I learn?

A Y-DNA test looks at male inherited Y-chromosome DNA (Y-DNA). The Y chromosome is passed on from a father to his sons. Thus, it [...]

Should I upgrade to additional Y-Chromosome (Y-DNA) STR markers? What more will I learn?

You should test more Y-Chromosome DNA (Y-DNA) STR (short tandem repeat) markers when you want to compare additional markers against others with similar results. [...]

What is a Y-Chromosome DNA (Y-DNA) STR test? What will I learn?

A Y-DNA test looks at male inherited Y-Chromosome DNA. As the Y-Chromosome is passed on from a father to his sons, it is only [...]

Should I upgrade to the Mitochondrial DNA Full Genomic Sequence test? What more will I learn?

The Mitochondrial DNA Full Genomic Sequence test is also called the Mega test or mtDNA Full Sequence test. This test will:

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