Unlock the Secrets of Your Ancestry with DNA Testing at FamilyTree.com.au
Welcome to the DNA Testing page of FamilyTree.com.au, your go-to resource for exploring your ancestry and uncovering family connections in Australia. DNA testing can be a powerful tool for genealogy research, but it's important to understand how it works and the limitations and considerations involved.
To test DNA, genetic testing labs collect samples from individuals, usually in the form of saliva collected with a cotton swab, gum, or mouthwash. The samples are then mailed to the lab for analysis, and the results are typically available within a few weeks.
There are three main types of DNA tests commonly used in genetic genealogy: autosomal testing, which is often used for testing ethnicity or percentage of ethnicity; mitochondrial DNA testing, which traces the female lineage of a family; and Y-line tests, which examine the Y chromosome and can be used to trace the male lineage of a family. It's important to choose the right type of test for your specific research goals and to understand the limitations and considerations of each type.
At FamilyTree.com.au, we offer a range of DNA testing services and resources to help you get started with your genealogy research. Our AncestryAssist™ service is available to assist you in understanding your DNA test results and suggest next steps for further research. Whether you're just starting to explore your ancestry or you're an experienced genealogist looking to deepen your understanding of your family history, we're here to help you discover your roots and preserve your family's legacy.