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Are you considering DNA testing? Watch my video Should I test my DNA? to be prepared before engaging in genetic genealogy.
Do you have an unknown parent? Read about the strategy I used here.
(Contrary to what many believe, your parent's DNA sample does NOT have to be in the database to confirm a biological connection).
Through genetic genealogy, I have confirmed a biological connection to both of my biological parents. Take the tests in this order:
1. Test at Ancestry.com for $99.00
(you can get it for $59.00 on sale!)
2. Upload your results to Gedmatch.com for free
3. Transfer your autosomal results to Family Tree DNA (if you are male, you will also want to take the Y-DNA test at Family Tree)
4. Upload to My Heritage
5. Take the 23 and Me test if you do not get a close match at the other databases. *23 and Me gave me the best ethnicity result and can provide health information
Testing in as many DNA databases as possible will up your odds of matching with a close cousin in order to determine your parentage. If you need help understanding what your results mean, join the many private groups on Facebook (Search Squad, DNA Detectives).