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Best DNA test
If you’ve read all the DNA test reviews and are still confused, this guide’s for you.

23andMe vs AncestryDNA
We compare two industry leaders head-to-head to help you decide which DNA test is best for you.

Best Genealogy Software
With so many choices of family tree and genealogy software, which one is right for you?

Metal detecting

Best metal detectors
How to choose the best metal detector for your budget, experience, and intended use.

Best beginner metal detector
If you’re just starting out, this is a must-read guide to find the best entry-level detector.

Best metal detector for kids
Looking for a kids metal detector and overwhelmed by the choices? This guide’s for you.

Rock tumbling

Best rock tumbler
This guide breaks down everything you need to know before buying a rock tumbler.

Best rock tumbler for kids
A breakdown of our top five picks to get your kids hooked on this fun and educational hobby.

Rock tumbling grit
If you’re new to rock tumbling, you need to know about grit and how to use the right kind.

Recent Articles

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Everything you need to know about mitochondrial DNA testing for genealogy

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Everything you need to know about Y-DNA testing for genealogy

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The number of generations your DNA test goes back highly depends on the test that you buy.

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This article will guide you through the process of finding both your YNDA and mtDNA haplogroups.

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Learn what Ancestry DNA test results might look like for two half-siblings.

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What does a British Isles result mean on your DNA test? It depends a lot on whose test you took.

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It’s easier than ever to send an AncestryDNA kit as a gift. Learn how in this article.

DNA processing lab How long does AncestryDNA take to process?

What can you do while you’re waiting? And what happens when you do finally hear back?