Monday, July 07, 2008 DNA Testing

I do not think I ever mentioned that now offers DNA testing. This isn't anything terribly new but I wanted to point out that you do not have to buy your test from them to use their matching services. All I had to do was manually enter the results that I got from Family Tree DNA and I can use all of the Ancestry features. I assume you have to have some type of membership to use this feature. I mean, you obviously have to have an account in which to enter the information.

I was able to see a nice write-up about my haplogroup, I1a, and you can also see all of the other members that match your DNA to some degree. You can even specify the number of generations of separation between yourself and the results that are shows. I am showing up to 70 generations in the example below but it can range from 70 down to 2. My DNA test was not very refined, I think only 12 markers, so I do not have many close results.

Ancestry also appears to have a new surname group project section where you can compare results with others of the same last name. I have not tried this yet but I may in the near future.

You can click here to check out DNA testing

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Does that mean you are satisfied with your DNA results? How do DNA tests work for women? I can't convince my brother to do one.