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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.

Recent Articles

Best Gedmatch Calculator for Admixture

When first uploading your dna file to GEDmatch, the website can be very intimidating. Let’s … Read more

Why Does My Ancestry DNA Not Show My Native American Heritage

We all know someone who claims ties to George Washington or original families who arrived … Read more

Leeds Method of DNA Color Clustering

In this article, I want to discuss the Leed’s method and provide some examples to … Read more

Shared Centimorgans

In this article, I want to discuss what exactly centimorgans are. As they are the … Read more

What is a Chromosome Browser?

DNA data is scientific as well as mathematical and, like everything else science or math, … Read more

Can Ancestry DNA Results be Wrong?

As over people have undergone mail-order DNA testing through AncestryDNA since their rolling out in … Read more

Transfer Ancestry DNA to Other Sites

Understanding how to fully utilize your DNA data and take it further is a huge … Read more

What to do with DNA Results

In the last decade, as mail-order DNA kits have become accessible to many countries in … Read more

Ancestry DNA Low Confidence Regions

Explaining what low confidence regions are is entirely confusing but if you stick with me, … Read more

What is a 4th Cousin?

If you’ve taken a consumer DNA test and got a long list of 4th cousin … Read more