new-need information on dna testing
- Hello. I'm new to this group. I am mainly posting because i am
considering using one of these genetic geanealogy DNA testing
companies and i wanted to hear some real experiences outside of their
I mainly would like to see where my ancesters were from originaly
and what groups they were from. I'm curious as to their religion, if
they were catholic or jewish etc. I suppose i might be interested in
finding individual relatives but i more curious about the general
origin of both sides of the family.
I suppose the y-dna tells all the males on the fathers side but would
not tell anything about the fathers mother side. The mtdna only
females on the mothers side i think.
How many markers are neccesary for y-dna and mtdna to be accurate
enough to find your general background? Would I need to pay for the
more expensive tests?
Has any one used these or other companies ? How did they compare?
dna ancestry project dna heritage
family tree dna relative genetics
did they tell you what you wanted to know? Did they have the
databases to use the information? Did they send you practical
information you could understand?
Im not a great researcher or computer expert so i dont want to have
to figure out a lot of technical information. I found one company
SMGF that supposedly does DNA testing for free but there may be
privacy issues and im not sure if they will give me information i can
If any one has any experiences good or bad with these companies i
would appreciate any information. You could post here or e-mail me at