DNA Information and Links to DNA Related Websites




     The use of DNA testing in genealogy research is becoming more prevalent as testing cost are reduced and the benefits increased.

  DNA Testing Recommendations

Presentation on DNA Testing Recommendations      DNA Special Interest Group
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  Basics for Beginners

Beginners Guide To Genetic Genealogy            Great place for beginners to start.
Genetics & Genealogy - An Introduction           More Basics! .... 
Y-DNA 101                                                            Great website for Y-DNA basics!  
FamilySearch                                                       Family History for Beginners.

  Blogs

Your Genetic Genealogist                                          CeCe Moore
The Genetic Genealogist                                           Blaine Bettinger
On-Line Journal of Genetics and Genealogy            Steven Perkins
DNAeXplained - Genetic Genealogy                         Roberta Estes
Cruwgs News                                                             Debbie Kennett
DNA - Genealem's Genetic Genealogy                      Emily Aulicino
Kitty Cooper's Blog                                                     Kitty Cooper
Jim Bartlett's Blog                                                       Jim Bartlett

  Testing Companies

Family Tree DNA
23andMe
AncestryDNA.com
National Geographic Geno 2.0 Genographic Project

  DNA Tools

GEDmatch.com                                                   Download DNA data from your testing company to this site -FREE for basic services.  Read these instructions  Using GEDmatch. Allows downloads of DNA data from each of the three major testing companies so that participants can check for matches at the three major testing companies.

DNAgedcom.com                                                 Great autosomal DNA tools for FTDNA and 23andMe data -FREE.

  DNA Testing

DNA Testing Adviser

  Mailing List

DNA-NEWBIE List       Great List! You must first become a member of isogg.org  FREE.

  Other DNA Websites

International Society of Genetic Genealogy (isogg.org)     Join FREE! Visit "Resources"
Kerchner's DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy Info and Resources Page

  On-Line Classes (Free)

Coursera.org                      Take the world's best courses, online, for free. Interested in a DNA course, try Useful Genetics the next time it is available.

  Book Recommendations

"DNA and Social Networking", A Guide to Genealogy in the Twenty-First Century
     by Debbie Kennett

       This is the only book that I know of that provides a good explanation of
       Autosomal DNA. Read this Review.

"Trace Your Roots with DNA" by Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak