DNA testing for beginners

Which DNA Tests Does FTDNA Offer?

Which DNA Tests Does FTDNA Offer?

Which DNA tests does FTDNA offer? Family Tree DNA offers three different DNA tests: Family Finder autosomal DNA, YDNA, and mtDNA, which can all help you connect to your DNA matches.  Founded in 2000, Family Tree DNA is the oldest DNA testing company in business. FTDNA is different from other DNA...

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23AndMe v AncestryDNA: Which is Better?

23AndMe v AncestryDNA: Which is Better?

Wondering about 23andMe v AncestryDNA? Both offer useful tools to understand your DNA. Here's a quick comparison of the two DNA testing companies (ethnicity, matches, genealogy tools and health information). You'll be able to decide which is best for you! If you are trying to decide which DNA...

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23andMe+

23andMe+

23andMe+ ….What is it? How much does it cost? Is it worth it for learning more about your genetic health risks or your ancestry? We have answers. 

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How Accurate is 23andMe? Ancestry and Ethnicity

How Accurate is 23andMe? Ancestry and Ethnicity

23andMe is one of the most popular consumer DNA tests in the world. People wonder how accurate its ancestry and ethnicity reports are. We have answers. Recently, we published an article describing various ways a consumer DNA test for family history can be wrong—and about how much of the time,...

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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.

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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.

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Add a Beneficiary to Your DNA Test

Add a 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.

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