DNA Testing For Genealogy HQ

Congratulations on your decision to test your DNA for use with Your Genealogical Research.

The Goal of this website is to provide you with information about the different types of DNA tests for genealogy, the companies that provide these tests, and finally to provide you with tools and resources to help you get the most out of your DNA results.​

Get ready to meet/discover close and distant cousins!

3 DNA Tests


Autosomal DNA (atDNA) looks at the DNA for all of your ancestors. Learn More


Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) is passed down from the mother to all her children, both male and female. Learn More


Y Chromosome DNA (y-DNA) is passed down from father to son. So females will not be able to take this test. They will need to find a close male relative to test. Learn More

3 Testing Companies


AncestryDNA offers only the atDNA test, but the extensive member family trees make them one of the leaders. Learn More

Family Tree DNA

FamilyTreeDNA offers the atDNA (FamilyFinder), mtDNA, and the y-DNA tests. Learn More


23andMe only offers one test but you get information on your atDNA, mtDNA, and y-DNA. Learn More

Tools & Resources

AncestryDNA Helper

Chrome browser plug in that adds extra functionality to AncestryDNA. Learn More


GedMatch helps you find more cousins that have uploaded their DNA from other companies other than the one you tested with. Learn More

YouTUBE Videos

YouTube videos that make learning about DNA Testing fast and easy. Learn More