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 AncestryDNA is the best test, especially for African-Americans and Puerto Ricans, followed by 23andme, and then MyHeritage and FTDNA’s Family Finder. 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:




Gedmatch Genesis



Jeff Snaverly’s AncestryDNA Chrome extension

23andme Chrome extension

Kitty Cooper’s Chromosome Mapping Tool

Genome Mate Prome Mate



James Lick’s mtDNA Haplogroup Analysis

Segment Mapping

DNA Painter

Genetic Affairs

MedBetterDNA Chrome Extension

DNA Match Labeling Chrome ExtensionDNA Match Labeling Chrome Extension

Lucid Chart


Gedmatch/Gedmatch Genesis Info and Tutorials:
DNA Painter Tutorial:
Genome Mate Tutorials:
Blaine Bettinger’s Forming and Using Genetic Networks with Genetic Affairs
Fonte Felipe’s  How to Find Those Elusive African DNA Matches on Ancestry Tutorial:
International Society of Genetic Geneology (Portals)
On Determining cM Levels and Cousin Comparisons:     (A MUST use tool for everyone!)
The DNA Geek (For General Statistics for All DNA Testing Companies)


On Autosomal Transfers:  

 Intro to Genetic Genealogy Books/Websites
DNA Information for Adoptees:

On ”Race” and “Anti-Racism

Is Genealogy Racist?

Katherine R. Willson’s Genealogy on Facebook List:


BlackProGen Blogs/Panelists:

(BlackProGen YouTube Channel: )

Nicka Smith                               Who Is Nicka Smith
Bernice Bennett                         BB’s Genealogy and Educational Services                                           
True Lewis                                 My True Roots
Toni Carrier                                Lowcountry Africana 
                                                  IAAM Center for Family History
Shelley Murphy                           Family Tree Girl
Angela Walton-Raji                      African-Native American Genealogy Blog        
Ellen Fernandez-Sacco                 Latino Genealogy and Beyond
Renate Yarborough-Sanders         Into The Light 
Tasia Cox                                   My Roots My Blog
Linda M. Buggs-Sims                   Mississippi Rooted
James Morgan III
Felicia Addison
Alex Trapps- Chabala                 KinConnector
Willie Russell IV


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

Social Media Genealogy









3 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

  2. What do you think about DNA Consultants? DNA Consultants can supposedly tell you what Indigenous Tribes your DNA may match and gives you a list of Tribes you match.

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