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 growing section and content will build steadily over time…so check back periodically.
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Clicking on a question below will take you directly to my answer.
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.
You can buy the Kindle version for just $3.99 at Amazon.com.
The following 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.
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