DNA Resources

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DNA Adoption Networking by Douglas Chalke

Here is information about   various DNA resources and some background on how each might be utilized. " A new kind of internet website provides the means for adopting parents of children adopted from China to discover if their child has a sibling, half-sibling, cousin or other relative adopted anywhere in the world."   http://www.articlesnatch.com/Article/Dna-Adoption-Networking/634134

23 and me
Quite popular among adoptive families searching for possible genetic similarities among pools of people groups.   Says you can “learn what percentage of your DNA comes from populations around the world.”  Reasonably priced and some adoptive parents have located 2nd, 3rd and 4th cousin level relatives with this tool.   In the past, this tool had a health history component, which is no longer active and available.      https://www.23andme.com/

DNA Ancestry.com


This site is part of www.ancestry.com and allows you to use DNA to search for ancestors, clans and by surname groups. www.ancestry.com is an established genealogical research site also headquartered in Utah. It already has a user base of 15 million, of which 3 million have posted their searchable family trees. It is the internet's largest family-history archive. Test prices vary, depending on how sophisticated you want the results to be.    http://www.dna.ancestry.com/    

FamilyTreeDNA.com
This website claims to have the largest DNA databases in the field of Genetic Genealogy. Their website includes tutorials on the use of your DNA. It also has a DNA user's forum which has posts from adoptees who have had varying degrees of success at finding relatives. The tests cost $149 to $199.      http://www.familytreedna.com

 National Geographic Genome Project
The Genographic Project is seeking to chart new knowledge about the migratory history of the human species by using sophisticated laboratory and computer analysis of DNA contributed by hundreds of thousands of people from around the world. In this unprecedented, real-time research effort, the Genographic Project is closing the gaps of what science knows today about humankind's ancient migration stories. DNA kit: $99+    https://genographic.nationalgeographic.com/about/