Genetic genealogy is the use of DNA testing to learn about a person’s ancestry and genealogy. It combines traditional genealogy, which is the study of family history and lineage using historical records and documents, with the use of genetic testing to confirm or supplement the information obtained from these records.
In genetic genealogy, DNA samples are collected from a person and analyzed to determine certain genetic markers that can be used to trace their ancestry. There are several different types of DNA that can be tested in this way, including
- autosomal DNA,
The results of these tests can be compared to databases of other people’s DNA to find common ancestry and help build a person’s family tree.
Who needs genetic genealogy?
Genetic genealogy can be a useful tool for people who are trying to learn more about their ancestry and build their family tree, and we will help you out in this regard. We have invested several decades into this profession and have the experience to help all our clients desiring to know their ancestry via DNA analysis.
Genetic genealogy involves collecting a DNA sample from a person and analyzing certain genetic markers to trace their ancestry. These markers can be compared to those in databases of other people’s DNA to find common ancestry and build a family tree.
We test the three types of DNA in tested in genetic genealogy, including autosomal DNA, Y-DNA, and mtDNA.
- Autosomal DNA is inherited from both parents and can be used to trace ancestry on all branches of a person’s family tree.
- Y-DNA is passed down from father to son and is used to trace the paternal line.
- mtDNA is passed down from mother to child and is used to trace the maternal line.