Genetic Genealogy/DNA Testing

Note: I have taken the following DNA tests: 23andme, AncestryDNA, Tribecode, MyHeritage, LivingDNA and have taken the Family TreeDNA’s Full Sequence mtDNA and Family Finder tests. I have also done the updated DNA Tribes’s SNP Analysis. It is my opinion, that 23andme is the best test, especially for African-Americans and Puerto Ricans, followed by AncestryDNA and then Family TreeDNA. The DNA Tribes SNP Analysis gives a very detailed admixture breakdown of your ethnic admixture as well as shows your affinity to known populations in the world.

Before taking any DNA test, I highly recommend reading the International Society Of Genetic Genealogy’s comparison chart first to see the pros and cons of each test.



DNA Testing Companies:



Family TreeDNA


Living DNA 

DNA Tribes


Third Party Tools For Autosomal DNA: 





Jeff Snaverly’s AncestryDNA Chrome extension

23andme Chrome extension

Kitty Cooper’s Chromosome Mapping Tool

Genome Mate



James Lick’s mtDNA Haplogroup Analysis

Segment Mapping

DNA Painter


Gedmatch and GEDmatch Tutorials:


Genome Mate Tutorials:

International Society of Genetic Geneology (Portals)



On cM Levels and Cousin Comparisons:



On Autosomal Transfers:  

 Intro to Genetic Genealogy Books/Websites


DNA Information for Adoptees:

Genetic Genealogy Blogs:

Your Genetic Genealogist

Genealogy Junkie

Steve Handy’s DNA Tutorials

The Genetic Genealogist

Through The Trees 

The Legal Genealogist

DNA-Genealem Genetic Genealogy

Roots amd Recombinant DNA


Adoption and DNA

Cruwys News

DNA Genealogy 

Hawaiian DNA

Dienekes’ Anthropology Blog

Kitty Cooper’s Blog 

The DNA Geek

Tracing African Roots







2 thoughts on “Genetic Genealogy/DNA Testing

  1. Thomas Lyon is Robert II, king of Scots’ 9th great grandson!

    Robert II, king of Scots

    Lady Jean Stewart, Princess of Scotland
    his daughter

    Sir John Lyon of Glamis, Kt.
    her son

    Patrick Lyon, 1st Lord Glamis
    his son

    John Lyon, 3rd Lord Glamis
    his son

    Henry Lyon
    his son

    John Lyon (I)
    his son

    John Lyon (II), of Ruislip
    his son

    William Lyon (I)
    his son

    Robert Lyon
    his son

    Richard Lyon
    his son

    Thomas Lyon 1621 -1680

    circa 1621
    Glen Lyon, Perth, Scotland
    Death: November 8, 1690 (65-73)
    Byram Neck, Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut Colony

    I checked with this is you Thomas Lyon he was married to Martha Johanna WINTHROP and Mary Eliza HOYT.
    This of course would mean that you are a descendant of Robert II King of Scots. is awesome

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