MyHeritage DNA has added a new filter which looks at shared DNA between you and a shared match. Read more about how this small tool is a big deal! Even small tools can make a big difference. MyHeritage is famous (or they should be!) for giving us multiple kinds of...
The 1950 census is going public! Here are 3 strategies for making DNA connections using recent censuses. Good news: you don’t have to be an experienced genealogist–or a subscription website member–to search the 1950 U.S. census or use it to explore your DNA matches or build your family tree.
Exploring French DNA connections can be challenging. Testing remains illegal in France. You may not have many matches–but like Francois, you may have many questions. Here are some tips we gave Francois.
DNA test results are exciting to open–and can be even more interesting later on. Here’s why you’ll want to check on your AncestryDNA or other consumer DNA results every few months.
What was the Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation? It made DNA history by starting a pioneering genetic genealogy database. The SMGF is also part of OUR history. Enjoy these memories and pictures from the exciting, early days of using DNA to explore family history!
Access to MyHeritage DNA advanced DNA tools requires a $29 unlock fee for those who transfer their DNA. What are those advanced DNA tools? Are they worth it? Do you have to pay the fee for each test you upload? We have answers. Many of you have transferred your DNA from another testing company...
What is the best DNA test for Portuguese ancestry? Who sells DNA tests in Brazil and Portugal? Which test will test me most about my Portuguese roots? We have answers.
Use labels to organize your MyHeritage DNA matches so you can make more family history discoveries! Here’s how–and here’s a tip for finding a Best Known Match using the Theory of Family Relativity so you can create genetic networks.
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,...
When trying to find a birth father, you should know the difference between a paternity test and a DNA test like AncestryDNA or 23andMe. Here’s what you need to know if you’re asking, “Who’s my biological father?”
What is DNA? Here are answers about deoxyribonucleic acid and genetic testing. Use DNA tests to learn more about your family history or health. See how we can help!
When there’s a DNA test surprise, you may become the bearer of unexpected news about birth relatives, misattributed parentage, or the like. Read this advice from genetic counselor Brianne Kirkpatrick.
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.