DNA Basics

Can a DNA Test Be Wrong?

Can a DNA Test Be Wrong?

Can a DNA test be wrong? Usually not, and very rarely yes. Here we bust 3 common misconceptions about why you may think your Ancestry, 23andMe, MyHeritage, Family Tree DNA or Living DNA results are wrong. And, if you have unexpected results, what to do next.

read more
CRI Genetics | DNA Test Reviews

CRI Genetics | DNA Test Reviews

In this CRI Genetics review, we measure their DNA test against the two things a consumer DNA test for family history should provide: ethnicity reports and DNA matches. This is how CRI Genetics stacks up.

read more
Add Beneficiary to Your DNA Test

Add Beneficiary to Your DNA Test

If you add a beneficiary to your DNA test, you can stop wondering, “What happens to my DNA test results when I die?” Here’s a quick video tutorial on how to assign a beneficiary for an FTDNA kit and tips for ensuring your AncestryDNA, 23andMe, MyHeritage or Living DNA test results will get passed along.

read more
How to Share AncestryDNA Results

How to Share AncestryDNA Results

Sharing your AncestryDNA test results—ethnicity or match list or BOTH—can pique your relatives’ curiosity or help you and your DNA match figure out how you’re related. Here’s how to do it.

read more
How Am I Related to My DNA Matches?

How Am I Related to My DNA Matches?

How you’re related to your DNA matches is increasingly possible to puzzle out in 2021! Here are tools at 23andMe, AncestryDNA, Family Tree DNA, Living DNA and MyHeritage to help you build your family tree with genetic genealogy.

read more
Limits of DNA Testing for Family History

Limits of DNA Testing for Family History

Knowing DNA testing limitations is a GOOD thing when it comes to setting DNA testing goals for family history. You want realistic expectations, after all. Increasingly, the news is good and getting better—and the list of what DNA testing CAN’T do is getting shorter.

read more
Jewish DNA? 8 Strategies

Jewish DNA? 8 Strategies

DNA testing is an integral part of exploring your Jewish family history. In celebration of Chanukah, here’s an 8-step guide to DNA testing for Jewish ancestry—and beginning Jewish genealogy—by expert Ellen Kowitt.

read more
Which DNA Test Should I Take?

Which DNA Test Should I Take?

Which DNA testing company should you use? Do different companies give different results? Short answer: Yes. Here are 3 ways your DNA test results may vary.

read more