Genetic Genealogy Tests: A Pedigree View

By Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak Premium

So far, DNA testing can give answers about the top and bottom branches of your family tree. Y-chromosome tests examine your paternal line; mtDNA tests look at your maternal line. The more-controversial tests of autosomal DNA apply to the lines in between.
 
From the February 2005 Family Tree Magazine