New to DNA and Don’t Know Where to Start?

I could create my own beginner’s guide to genetic genealogy, but I think Kelly Wheaton’s Beginner’s Guide to Genetic Genealogy is a great resource. It’s up to 16 lessons.

https://sites.google.com/site/wheatonsurname/beginners-guide-to-genetic-genealogy

If you have taken a DNA test and are not sure what to do next, her guide is a good starting point.

I will be writing an article on the different DNA testing companies, but want to wait and see how a few things turn out.

If you are considering a DNA test, Kelly’s warning cannot be stressed enough. Don’t take a test if you can’t handle what you may find out. She gives some startling odds in this link.

https://sites.google.com/site/wheatonsurname/dealing-with-the-unexpected-result

If you have questions about DNA testing in general, I am happy to help or refer you to a source that may be better able to answer your question. I am familiar with AncestryDNA,  DNA-me.co (no longer in business), FTDNA (Family Tree DNA), Geno 2.0 (sometimes called Nat Geo, short for National Geographic), 23andMe, Full Genomes, and several other companies.

About ICT Genealogist

Originally from Gulfport, Mississippi. Live in Wichita, Kansas now. I suffer Bipolar I, ultra-ultra rapid cycling, mixed episodes. Blog on a variety of topics - genealogy, DNA, mental health, among others. Let's collaborateDealspotr.com
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