DNA Resources

Genetic genealogy is now a big part of tracing our ancestors and breaking down brick walls. Here are some fantastic resources for utilizing and learning about DNA.

DNAeXplained - One of the best blogs out there to understand DNA testing and how to make the most of your results.

The Genetic Genealogist - Blaine Bettinger's site is full of information and his Shared cM Project chart is very useful in understanding the averages on how DNA is distributed from your ancestors and thus how you might be related to your matches.

ISOGG - The International Society of Genetic Genealogy offers an informative wiki.

Kitty Cooper's Blog - This is one of my favorite blogs for keeping up with DNA news. It really dives into the material to help readers understand genetic genealogy.


Using DNA Results


Whether you have tested with Ancestry DNA, Family Tree DNA, 23andMe, or any other testing provider, please consider uploading your results to the following sites:

GEDMATCH - This site's tools are powerful, but can be confusing. Still, even if you don't have the time or inclination to learn how to use their tools, it can be worth it to upload your raw DNA data to the site for other users to find.

mitosearch - Upload mtDNA results to this site, so they can be compared to people who might have tested with other companies.

ysearch - Upload Y-DNA results to this site, so they can be compared to people who might have tested with other companies.

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