DNA Testing: The Three Types We Use in Genealogy Research

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Katherine D. Benbow, BA, MSW, LCSW

Choosing the right DNA test depends on the question you are trying to answer about your ancestry. This presentation will provide an overview of the three types of DNA testing for genetic genealogy purposes: YDNA, MtDNA or mitochondrial DNA, and atDNA or autosomal DNA. Information will be given about the major testing companies with examples of their typical displays and costs.

(Image source: “DNA“, licensed under Creative Commons CC0 1.0, Public Domain, via pixabay.)

Available in the NCGS online store is North Carolina Research – Genealogy and Local History, the text for the NCGS Webinar Series.

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