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Mike Power

Member Since 13 Dec 2008
Offline Last Active Jul 18 2015 09:17 PM
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DNA

15 April 2015 - 12:59 AM

This is a duplicate of my posting on the RM 7 General Discussion Forum

See http://forums.rootsm...atible-with-rm/

All discussion is now on that site

 

Can anyone suggest a DNA agency whose test results would provide the best range of detail for input to RM?  

 

My knowledge of DNA testing for genealogical purposes is very limited.

 

RM7 has provision for:

 

·         The mtDNA test - three haplotype categories ( HVR-1, HVR-2 and HVR-3) each with provision for entering ten locations; and     

·         The Y-STR test - in excess of one hundred haplotypes.

 

I've checked the websites of number of companies offering genealogical testing but most don't seem to provide any detailed information on what their tests provide. One exception is "familytreedna" whose comprehensive tests are rather expensive.

 

I have looked at "advisory" sites such as "familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Hiring_a_DNA_Testing_Company" but am still no clearer as to what company is best for my purposes.

  • What companies offer tests with results most compatible with the provisions in RM?
  • What is the best value for money?

 

Can anyone assist please?


DNA Testing - What Company's Results are most Compatible with RM?

12 April 2015 - 06:47 PM

Can anyone suggest a DNA agency whose test results would provide the best range of detail for input to RM?  

 

My knowledge of DNA testing for genealogical purposes is very limited.

 

RM7 has provision for:

 

·         The mtDNA test - three haplotype categories ( HVR-1, HVR-2 and HVR-3) each with provision for entering ten locations; and     

·         The Y-STR test - in excess of one hundred haplotypes.

 

I've checked the websites of number of companies offering genealogical testing but most don't seem to provide any detailed information on what their tests provide. One exception is "familytreedna" whose comprehensive tests are rather expensive.

 

I have looked at "advisory" sites such as "familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Hiring_a_DNA_Testing_Company" but am still no clearer as to what company is best for my purposes.

  • What companies offer tests with results most compatible with the provisions in RM?
  • What is the best value for money?

 

Can anyone assist please?