Test Types

Why can’t females take a Y-DNA test?

A Y-DNA test, also known as a paternal lineage test, looks at the Y chromosome. The Y chromosome is one of two sex chromosomes, X and Y. Sex chromosomes carry the genetic code that makes [...]

What are Factoid tests? What will I learn?

Autosomal DNA Inheritance 1 2 3 Father's Father Father Father's Mother You Mother's Father Mother Mother's Mother Among the many advances and discoveries of modern DNA and genetics are 'scientific' oddities. These genetic wonders make [...]

Our Three Basic Tests

We offer three basic types of tests: Family Finder (autosomal DNA), Y-DNA, and mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA). Note: Click on the blue boxes () below for information on each topic. Our Family Finder test focuses on autosomal DNA, which [...]

What is the CCR5 test? Is it a genealogical test?

Among the many advances and discoveries of modern DNA and genetics are 'scientific' oddities. These genetic wonders make it into popular culture and develop a life there that far outpaces their academic worth. These factoids [...]