Genetic genealogy is the new frontier. It is rapidly becoming an important part of WikiTree and our mission to connect the human family on one tree.
If you have taken a DNA test for genealogy simply select it (23andMe, AncestryDNA, Family Tree DNA Family Finder, etc.) from the list here. Many of the benefits for your genealogy work on WikiTree will then happen automatically.
WikiTree doesn't host raw DNA data. This avoids major privacy concerns and keeps things simple on the tree.
What we do is connect what's learned and can be learned from DNA comparisons to our worldwide family tree. This can have surprisingly powerful benefits for us all. See the DNA Features page for an introduction.
For an introduction from a user's perspective, you might be interested in Peter Roberts' "WikiTree and DNA" post on Roberta Estes' DNAeXplained blog or Kitty Cooper's "Organizing DNA results with your Genealogy."
Our DNA-related features are growing and evolving quickly. We need the help of genealogists who are:
- Experienced with genetic genealogy.
- Enthusiastic about our mission to connect the human family on one free family tree.
See the DNA FAQ for common questions and answers about WikiTree's DNA features.
DNA Tests on WikiTree
Here are the DNA tests that WikiTree members have taken:
- Autosomal DNA Tests
- Y-Chromosome DNA Tests
- Mitochondrial DNA Tests
Many members have also taken the National Geographic Genographic test, BritainsDNA, etc., but those are not considered useful for genealogy on WikiTree. See the DNA FAQ for the explanation.
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