It’s already been several weeks since FamilyTreeDNA announced that their FamilyFinder test (autosomal DNA) is now available for the low price of $79.00. I think this is great since it will only allow more people to be able to test.
This might also mean that AncestryDNA might follow in their steps and also lower the test, but who knows.
Anyways, if you have not tested yet this is a great opportunity to test. FamilyTreeDNA is a leader in its industry. You can also be assured that you will get many matches since they have one of the largest DNA databases.
If you don’t know what the FamilyFinder test is let me quickly tell you. This test looks at your autosomal DNA, what this means is that it tests your 23 pairs of chromosomes to find similar segments in other people to determine how much you may be related to them. You can read more here: https://www.dnatestingforgenealogyhq.com/dna-tests/mtdna/
Once you test you can also download your raw DNA data and upload to GEDmatch. This will also significantly increase the number of people that you are related to.
You can watch a video on how to do this under our GEDmatch section is is titled “GEDmatch Basics by Angie Bush”.
Let me just warn you, DNA will not provide you with your family tree. The FamilyFinder test is just another tool that every genealogist and or family historian should have. It is a great conversation starter and your networking will be more focused. If you want to learn more about the FAmilyFinder test check out the video under our YouTUBE section tiled “Intro to Family Finder (atDNA)”.
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