How DNA Tests Can (and Can’t) Build Your Family Tree Premium
Can DNA tests build your family tree for you? New tools from companies like AncestryDNA make what was once science fiction, reality. Here's what they can do.Read More
Investigative Genetic Genealogy: How DNA Testing Helps Solve Crimes Premium
By combining DNA with traditional family history research, investigative genetic genealogists are solving cold cases. Here's how they do it.Read More
DNA Test Migration Groups: What They Can and Can’t Tell You
AncestryDNA Communities, MyHeritage Genetic Groups, and 23andMe Recent Ancestor Locations all assign your DNA to a time and place. Are they accurate?Read More
DNA Q&A: DNA Testing for Kids for Genealogy
Should you have DNA tests done on your children or grandchildren? Our DNA expert gives the pros and cons.Read More
Ultimate List of DNA and Genetic Genealogy Terms (+ Free Download)
Taking a DNA test for genetic genealogy research? This glossary will help you understand terms and testing procedures.Read More
DNA Q&A: Do I Need DNA Painter?
What is DNA painter? Do you need this third-party tool to make the most of your DNA results? Our expert weighs in.Read More
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DNA Q&A: Is It Worth Retaking a DNA Test?
Our DNA expert weighs in on whether you ever need to retake a DNA test from a company like AncestryDNA or 23andMe.Read More
DNA Q&A: My DNA Doesn’t Match Who I Thought I Was. Now What?
DNA results can sometimes reveal distressing truths about your family relationships—and even your identity. Here's how to handle such situations.Read More
DNA Q&A: All About DNA Mapping and Ethnicity Estimates
DNA mapping and ethnicity estimates are a big draw of home DNA test kits. Learn more about them here.Read More
Cousin Chart: Free Download to Determine DNA Matches
Follow the steps on this cousin chart to figure out what kind of cousins you are with a relative, including percentage of DNA matches and average shared centimorgans.Read More