04 November 2015

DNA.Land -- New Tool in Genetic Genealogist Toolkit

There is a new kid on the block as far as genetic genealogy tools – DNA.Land.  This is a third-party tool (e.g. a tool not connected to a DNA testing service such as 23andMe, Ancestry, FTDNA, etc) which can be utilized by anyone .

Editor’s NOTE ... do know that as a “newer” service there will probably be kinks or bugs still being worked out. There are blog posts and FB posts about problems with the site and with their algorithms, and until the site has been up a bit longer these things are going to be seen.

The above warning now provided, many of our genealogy community’s DNA gurus and others have weighed in on the site and the utility it might bring to analyzing your DNA.  These are worth a read if you are considering registering in and using this new tool.

+ DNA.Land Launches (Your Genetic Genealogist, CeCe  Moore)
+ The rules of DNA.Land (The Legal Genealogist, Judy G. Russell)

There is a DNA.Land Facebook page associated with the web site where you can ask questions.

Third party tools can be a great way to gain some analytical tools not provided by a DNA testing service or an option to explore your DNA in the context of others who may have used a different DNA testing service.

Have you had success with DNA.Land?  What did it help you with?

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