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Richard Hill, DNA Testing AdviserRichard Hill

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NOTE: Between 2008 and 2016, I provided personal DNA advice to thousands of people. The volume of such questions has reached a point where I can no longer respond personally to every inquiry.

A Concise Summary of My DNA Advice

If you have a personal question about DNA testing, please see this page of my web site: A Concise Summary of My DNA Advice. About 90% of the questions I get can be answered through that single page.

When You Can Expect a Response

I will respond to presentation inquiries and a small percentage of other comments.

Even then, I am just one person who has family obligations, travels a lot, and sometimes gets sick. So response times can vary considerably.

I love to read your DNA success stories. But those too are becoming so numerous that I cannot reply to all of them.

If you don't get a personal response from me, it's not that I don't care. Thank you for understanding.

Where to Comment on My Books

I sincerely welcome your feedback on my books, Finding Family: My Search for Roots and the Secrets in My DNA and Guide to DNA Testing.

If you enjoyed either book, please consider writing a review on You can also review "Finding Family" on

Even though each book has many great reviews already, fresh reviews help maintain interest in the books.

My number one goal is to build awareness of genetic genealogy among adult adoptees and genealogists. Then more people will test in the right places and we will all get more and better matches.

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If you already have results from another autosomal DNA test, you may be able to transfer into Family Finder for free.

Thank you for your inquiry. 

Due to the popularity of my book, Finding Family the volume of inquiries I receive has increased dramatically.

I will do my best to respond to you personally; but it may take me awhile.

To help you in the meantime, here is my current list of recommended DNA tests. Follow each link to learn more directly from the lab offering the test.

I do NOT sell DNA tests. You order them from these labs...

Family Finder

Men interested in their paternal line should also take the Y-DNA test at Family Tree DNA The 37-marker test is appropriate most of the time.

For an easy-to-follow overview of Genetic Genealogy testing review my Guide to DNA Testing.