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Are You Researching the Right Surname?

Wondering if you're researching the right surname? Dive into how autosomal and Y-DNA testing and genealogy records can confirm your family history and uncover ancestral origins.

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How Autosomal DNA Testing Works

How does autosomal DNA testing work? Read part two of our five part series on autsomal DNA.

What is Autosomal DNA? The key role that autosomes play in DNA testing.

What is Autosomal DNA?

Learn about what autosomal DNA is in part one of our five-part series.

Recruit Potential Y-DNA Testers From Your Family Finder Match List

Master using Family Finder to identify potential Y-DNA matches and refine research.

Introducing Y-DNA Haplogroups for Family Finder Customers

This blog is about a new feature that will be added to Family Finder in the coming weeks. Customers with existing Family Finder results will receive an email announcement when the feature is released, as well as an email notification once their haplogroup has been added to their results.

Family Finder Helps Reunite Jewish Family Torn Apart by Holocaust

Holocaust survivor's grandchild uses DNA testing to rediscover lost family.

GAP Guest Blog - The O'Shea Y-DNA Project and 20 Years of Genetic Genealogy

Group Projects for Irish Ancestry: How DNA Testing and Collaboration Have Benefited Family History Research

Learn how DNA testing and Group Projects have transformed Irish genealogy research with Margaret O’Shea-Jordan.

Family Finder: Who Should Take This Test?

Family Finder is our top-selling DNA kit, ideal for exploring ethnic origins and ancestry. Both males and females can test their autosomal DNA, so this kit is excellent for anyone interested in genetic genealogy—the use of DNA testing to find genetic matches and unlock family history.

What is Genetic Genealogy Anyway?

Genetic genealogy is the use of DNA testing to determine relationships between individuals, find genetic matches and discover one’s ancestry.