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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Findmypast Joins the DNA Lineup

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As you can see from the notice above, has joined the ranks of the other large online genealogical database programs and is now featuring its own DNA test. This one appears to be designed to attract those with ancestors from Britain and Ireland. I am sure as soon as the results start to appear, we will have a number of comments comparing the tests to researched pedigrees.

However, this test seems to make sense for those who have primarily ancestors from this area of the world. is a British company. Quoting from their website:
Living DNA is a collaboration of over 100 world-leading scientists, academic researchers, and genetic experts.  
The team is led by DNA Worldwide Group, a DNA testing company, whose services are used by every court in the UK. The company is run by David Nicholson and Hannah Morden who saw an opportunity to show humanity that we are all made up of all of us, dissolving the concept of race. The chosen laboratory partner of Living DNA in Europe is Eurofins Scientific, the world leader of bio analytical testing with 25.000 staff in 39 countries, delivering secure and clinical grade testing.  
It was launched in 2016 after two years of intensive development but its parent company DNA Worldwide Group has been operating since 2004. 
Actually, having new options for taking DNA tests is a really good idea. Each of the companies will have a different database and will be able to provide information not available from the other companies.

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