DNA testing has been greeted with huge interest by genealogists. It has become cheaper and more easily available over recent years but, of course, we still need to know whether it would be useful to us in our family research. Our articles aim to help decide whether it would be worthwhile taking a test and how useful the results would be in finding out more about our family history.

DNA Testing for Family History Research

This article from TT was based on a talk given to EFHA members in October 2019 by Steve Entwisle and Janet Durham. It looks at what DNA is and offers help in choosing which company to entrust your DNA to.

Can DNA Tests Help You?

Family historians are regularly encouraged to purchase DNA tests. This paper by the Federation of Family History Societies, explores what DNA can tell us, the types of DNA tests available and what we should consider before buying one.