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23andMe, Inc. is the leading personal genetics company. Founded in 2006 by Linda Avey, Paul Cusenza, and Anne Wojcicki, the mission of the company is to help people access, understand and benefit from the human genome. 23andMe has more than one million customers worldwide, with over 80 percent consented to participate in research.
AncestryDNA is a cutting edge DNA testing service that utilizes some of the latest autosomal testing technology to revolutionize the way you discover your family history. This service combines advanced DNA science with the world’s largest online family history resource to predict your genetic ethnicity and help you find new family connections. It maps ethnicity going back multiple generations and provides insight into such possibilities as: what region of Europe are my ancestors from, or am I likely to have East Asian heritage? AncestryDNA can also help identify relationships with unknown relatives through a dynamic list of DNA matches.
DNAGedcom is a free 3rd party site that offers downloads of complete DNA files and data (in text *.csv format) from FTDNA and 23andMe. The tool will construct a table for each chromosome which includes match and segment information as well as a visual graph of overlapping segments, juxtaposed with a customized, color-coded ICW matrix that will permit you to triangulate matching segments without having to look in multiple spreadsheets or on different screens in FamilyTreeDNA.
The DNA Workshop at Who Do You Think You Are always features the widest range of lectures and presentations on genetic genealogy. Ranging from the basics of DNA testing to how Europe was populated by our ancestors, identifying the fallen soldiers of The Great War, and genetic investigations into the Black Death. The lectures are sponsored by FamilyTreeDNA (at and organised by ISOGG (International Society of Genetic Genealogy).
Roberta Estes has been a professional scientist and business owner for 25+ years, (BS Computer Science, MBA, graduate work in Geographic Information Systems), as well as an obsessed genealogist since 1978. In 2005, reflecting her interest and expertise in genetics for genealogy, she formed DNAeXplain, a company providing individual analysis of DNA results and genealogical assistance.
Genetic testing company that offers three basic types of tests: Family Finder (Autosomal), Y-DNA, and mtDNA.
GEDmatch is a free, volunteer-run website for people who have already tested their autosomal DNA at one or more of AncestryDNA, 23andMe, Family Tree DNA or WeGene. Testers download a copy of their autosomal DNA raw data file from their own testing company online account, and then upload this file to GEDmatch where it is processed and added to a large database.
The mission of the International Society of Genetic Genealogy is to: Advocate for and educate about the use of genetics as a tool for genealogical research while promoting a supportive network for genetic genealogists. How do we accomplish our mission? By educating others about the use of genetics in genealogy. This is done through workshops, our wiki, a speaker's bureau, our forums, and meetings. Although we do not have regular meeetings, meetings are important as they allow for the dissemination of information and help maintain forward momentum. Even though ISOGG members are geographically spread out, we do what is possible to hold meetings at events and online.
This series of five short videos by the University of Utah Genetic Science Learning Center provides an introduction and description of the four types of DNA used for genetic genealogy testing.
The On-line Journal of Genetics and Genealogy will highlight the connections between the science of Y and X chromosome, mitochondrial, and autosomal DNA analysis and genealogy. Reference will be made to scientific and genealogy articles which complement each other and advance the study of recent family history and ancient human migrations.
Sue Griffith's website, originally established to document information about her ancestors, with some basic information on genetic genealogy. The genetic genealogy sections have greatly expanded, and now offer excellent resources for those just starting out in genetic genealogy, and experienced researchers as well.
Blaine Bettinger, the Genetic Genealogist, examines the intersection of traditional genealogical techniques and modern genetic research. The blog also explores the latest news and developments in the related field of personal genomics.
Since its launch in 2005, National Geographic’s Genographic Project has used advanced DNA analysis and worked with indigenous communities to help answer fundamental questions about where humans originated and how we came to populate the Earth. Now, cutting-edge technology is enabling us to shine a powerful new light on our collective past. By participating in the latest phase of this real-time scientific project, you can learn more about yourself than you ever thought possible
A Certified Genealogist and Certified Genealogical Lecturer with a law degree, The Legal Genealogist Judy G. Russell is a lecturer, educator and writer who enjoys helping others understand a wide variety of genealogical issues, including the interplay between genealogy and the law. These are articles specifically focused on DNA.
Debbie Parker Wayne, Certified Genealogist® and Certified Genealogical Lecturer (SM), specializes in genealogical research in Texas, the southwest and southern U.S. Debbie is a full-time, professional genealogist experienced using DNA analysis, as well as more traditional techniques, for genealogical research.
Discover the fascinating world of genetic genealogy! Written for the non-scientist, YGG is the best source for unbiased news on the major genealogy DNA testing companies. Written by CeCe Moore, an independent professional genetic genealogist and television consultant, as seen on Finding Your Roots, with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
To allow people who have tested with different companies to make their results available for comparison, Family Tree DNA is offering Ysearch as a free public service. We have added several tools that allow you to compare side-by-side different users - the YsearchCompare - as well as generate a Genetic Distance™ Report, and many other features, including the upload of GEDCOM files.
Diahan Southard is Your DNA Guide. She has worked with the Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation and has been in the genetic genealogy industry since it has been an industry. She holds a degree in Microbiology and her creative side helps her break the science up into delicious bite-sized pieces. She's the author of Getting Started: Genetics for Genealogists, and Y-Chromosome DNA for Genealogists.