Some DNA testing companies

There are tons of companies doing DNA testing. It can be tough to choose one. Here are some of the more popular ones.

Here is a URL to see if a surname in your family has a DNA project already. http://www.familytreedna.com/projects.aspx
As of April 2011-- 6,355 surname projects, 101,171 unique surnames, 203,473 records in their Y-DNA database, 125,600 records in their mtDNA database.

Pricing for DNA testing through Family Tree DNA http://www.familytreedna.com/products.aspx They also do autosomal DNA testing

Here is a URL of a company that uses mitochondrial DNA to place a person in an evolutionary framework http://www.oxfordancestors.com They also remind folks there is no genetic basis for ethnicity or race in DNA analysis. Pricing http://www.oxfordancestors.com/content/view/86/137/

GeneTree http://www.genetree.com Ancestry or Ethnicity testing.

http://www.dnaheritage.com/ (Now part of FamilyTreeDNA)

http://www.africanancestry.com/ Specific African ancestry.

http://www.ethnoancestry.com/ Deep ancestral roots.

https://genographic.nationalgeographic. ... index.html If you just want to learn your Haplogroup this is a good starting place. You can later upgrade through Family Tree DNA

http://www.ancientdna.com/ Archaeological, degraded and Paleo-DNA. A leader in mitochondrial DNA research, continually improving thier methodology, sensitivity and detection methods for DNA examination that can be applied to Forensic DNA analysis.

http://dnaconsultants.com/Specimens#anchor3 For those that only have licked stamps or envelopes or fingernail clippings check out their Forensic services.

https://www.23andme.com/ Genetic testing and autosomal DNA testing

Links valid as of April 20, 2012

Put together by Jill 2012