Genetic Genealogy/DNA Testing

Note: I have taken the following DNA tests: 23andme, AncestryDNA, and have done both the Family TreeDNA Full Sequence mtDNA and Family Finder. I have also done the 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.

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

DNA Tribes

African Ancestry – This test is only worthwhile if your mtDNA and/or Y-DNA is of African origin.


Third Party Tools For Autosomal DNA:



Jeff Snaverly’s AncestryDNA Chrome extension

23andme Chrome extension

 Kitty Cooper’s Chromosome Mapping Tool


Genetic Genealogy Blogs:

Your Genetic Genealogist

Genealogy Junkie

Steve Handy’s DNA Tutorials

The Genetic Genealogist

 Through The Trees 

 The Legal Genealogist

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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