Now were 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 TGNs 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 Magazines user-friendly testing guide (sold out from our back issues store, but ask for it at your library).