Back in June, The Generations Network
(TGN) acquired Relative Genetics and its test results database from Sorenson Genomics
. (See our blog report
Now we’re seeing the fruits of that union on the DNA Ancestry beta site
. There, you can order Y-DNA tests for $149 (33 markers) or $199 (46 markers), or mtDNA tests for $179. On the overview and ordering pages, you get information on the tests, and you can see a sample test results report. Trace Your Roots with DNA
(Rodale, $14.95) co-author Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak became TGN’s chief family historian early this year, so expect good-quality background information.
Those with a free Ancestry.com registration will be able to search a test-result database and enter results from other companies’ tests.
The Relative Genetics site will be phased out by the end of 2007. See DNA Ancestry's FAQ page
for more information.
Look for more genetic genealogy help in upcoming issues of Family Tree Magazine
. Also see the October 2006 Family Tree Magazine
’s user-friendly testing guide (sold out from our back issues store, but ask for it at your library).