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Family Tree DNA mtDNA

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With what Family Tree DNA call the world’s largest mtDNA database, users can trace maternal ancestry and compare the results to thousands of other users. Once a fee is paid to Family Tree DNA, they send an easy to use test kit. Simply swab the inside of the cheek, put the tester back into the tube and pop it in the mail.

 

 

PROS:
  • Large database of users/relatives
  • Website has emails of matches
  • Explanations on site
  • Easy swab kit

CONS:
  • mtDNA does not change a lot (mutate)



9 Total Score
7 reviews
Excellent DNA Test

With what Family Tree DNA call the world's largest mtDNA database, users can trace maternal ancestry and compare the results to thousands of other users. Once a fee is paid to Family Tree DNA, they send an easy to use test kit. Simply swab the inside of the cheek, put the tester back into the tube and pop it in the mail

9.5Editor's score
Turnaround time
8.5
Ease of test kit
10
Convenience of report/website
9.5
Size of database
10
9.6User's score
Turnaround time
9.4
Ease of test kit
9.5
Convenience of report/website
9.8
Size of database
9.7
PROS
  • One of the largest companies testing today
  • Large database
  • Able to download raw data
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The website is built to show your results and also give you opportunities to reveal more. There are many levels of testing that you can do and after viewing your results, you might choose to dig deeper. From speaking with people who have done the Family Finder test, it is not unusual to get back results that connect you with THOUSANDS of relatives, who also took the bold step of testing their DNA.

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