My name is Richard Hill and DNA Testing Adviser.com is my web site.
This DNA Answers section provides a growing list of frequently asked questions about DNA testing and my answers to those questions. It’s essentially a DNA FAQ.
I get DNA questions from adoptees, genealogists, and a surprising number of other people who are uncertain of their biological relationship to a parent, sibling, or other person.
Often, DNA testing can provide the missing piece to whatever mystery is puzzling you.
This is a new section and content will build steadily over time…so check back periodically.
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Before you dive into the details of this web site, I suggest you read my Guide to DNA Testing.
I describe and compare the major DNA test types. Then I explain their purposes, strengths and limitations in some unique tables that you will not find anywhere else.
This Guide provides the high level overview you need to put the various DNA tests in perspective.
Click here to learn how you can get the Guide for free.
You can buy the Kindle version for just 99 cents at Amazon.com.
The following three testing companies are widely recommended by genetic genealogy experts. In addition to reading the contents of my site I suggest you learn more directly from the companies that do the testing.
23andMe now offers two versions of it's DNA test. The Ancestry-only version is just $99. The Health + Ancestry version that includes some FDA-approved health test results is $199.