DNA is the new frontier of genealogy. It has become an important part of WikiTree's mission to connect the human family on one accurate single family tree.
Put Your Test Results into Action
WikiTree doesn't offer DNA testing and we don't host DNA test results. You don't "upload your DNA" to WikiTree. We focus on what we do best: genealogy collaboration.
The primary reason to take a DNA test for many genealogists is the matches. The testing company will compare markers in your DNA with those of other customers. They then enable you to contact matches who are likely to be your distant cousins. It's up to you to figure out exactly how you're related and what to do from there.
This is where WikiTree comes in.
- We specialize in helping you share and collaborate with your matches.
- We also approach things from the opposite direction. We connect distant cousins who might be matches so that they can compare test results. As a single, collaborative tree we are constantly connecting cousins. Many of them have taken DNA tests and their test results may be useful in either scientifically confirming or rejecting (yes, that's part of it!) the family tree relationships that we have put together using traditional genealogy, i.e. paper trails and personal recollections.
But ... before anything else ... select which test you have taken here. This simple, two-minute step gets things started in the background. We automatically connect the fact that you've taken a test to ancestors' and cousins' profiles where your test might be valuable.
Help from the Community
You might have questions about using DNA for genealogy. If you don't now, you will! This is all new and the field is rapidly expanding.
WikiTree is lucky to have some professional geneticists and leaders in genetic genealogy participating in our community. We also have a lot of members, perhaps like yourself, who aren't experts but are learning and are willing to help each other learn.
If you consider yourself a bit more experienced, have an interest in helping others, and might want to participate in discussions on how WikiTree can further integrate DNA, follow the tag DNA and consider joining our DNA Project.
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