Our talented team of genealogists is experienced in using and analyzing DNA test results.
Genetic Genealogy & Family History
We complete traditional genealogy research in conjunction with DNA research, utilizing genetic inheritance patterns for different types of DNA to better estimate the relationship between multiple related individuals.
Information provided through DNA testing allows our team at Legacy Tree Genealogists to use DNA as a means of learning more about family history and interpreting results in the context of pertinent historical records.
By analyzing DNA we are able to gather information regarding individuals shared heritage, far beyond the basic haplogroup. In many cases DNA testing has helped clients break through genealogy brick walls including difficult-to-trace ancestors, determining an ancestor’s ethnicity and solving family mysteries that would otherwise be impossible to investigate due to lack of records.
Adoption Investigators & Adoption Research
Our talented team of genealogists is experienced in using and analyzing DNA test results in cases of adoption and unknown paternity. By analyzing the types, amount, size and position of DNA segments that two or more individuals share in common, we can collaborate with genetic cousins and identify additional information in order to identify biological relationships.
Sometimes DNA tests can reveal surprises or secrets regarding an individual’s family history. They may uncover unexpected ethnicity in an individual’s background or unexpected relationships due to undocumented adoptions or illegitimacy. Our team can help research these surprise discoveries and correlate the results with your biological family history.
Genetic Genealogists & DNA Analysis
Legacy Tree provides interpretation and analysis of DNA test results from major genealogical DNA testing companies: MyHeritage DNA, Family Tree DNA, 23andMe, and AncestryDNA. We are able to help clients interpret their DNA testing results and provide them with a report detailing what the results mean, how to apply the results in a genealogical context and recommendations for additional testing to extend family lines even further.
If you’re unsure whether you should take an autosomal DNA test, mitochondrial DNA test, Y-DNA test or x-chromosome DNA test, we can help you prepare a personalized testing plan designed to best help you answer your research questions.
Free Grandparent Inheritance Chart Tool
Discover what you’re made of! Use our free chromosome mapping tool to create a graphic chart illustrating percentages of inherited DNA from each of your grandparents.