DNA for Genealogy

DNA for Genealogy

Luxegen Quick Guide to Genetic Genealogy Resources & Tools

DNA for Genealogy

Compiled by Joan Miller, Luxegen Genealogy (http://www.luxegen.ca)

This is an evolving list of resources that Joan Miller has found useful for genetic genealogy (DNA for Genealogy).


  • International Society of Genetic Genealogy (ISOGG) – free to join, free newsletter.  http://www.isogg.org

Genetic Genealogy Companies

  • Choose the company with the largest database or has a surname, geographic or ethnicity project that meets your needs
  • Family Tree DNA – http://www.familytreedna.com/ (Y-DNA, mtDNA, autosomal testing) (FTDNA recently acquired DNA Heritage and Ybase.org)

Mailing Lists, Forums and Blogs

Searchable Databases

Tools for Genealogy Research

Note – check the security policies and privacy statements before uploading your DNA to any sites outside of where you tested.


Recommended Reading

DNA Basics

Books and History of Genetic Genealogy

Understanding Results

Y-DNA and mtDNA



Scientific journals

Version 1.0 Updated May 28, 2011


© 2011 B Joan Miller.  Enjoy the Luxegen Quick Quide to Genetic Genealogy Resources and Tools.   Linking here is welcomed. Please request permission to use this list  (contact )

About Joan Miller – Joan is the coordinator of the Alberta Family Histories Society DNA Special Interest Group and have been using DNA for genealogy since 2005.   Her family has tested at Family Tree DNA and 23 and me.    A retired manager of a medical research lab, Joan enjoys helping others learn about genetic genealogy and is available to give talks on the topic.

Have a link to suggest or wish to book Joan Miller to speak?  Contact here.