This month was are taking a break from Italian civil records and are going to investigate DNA testing as I am guessing some of you may have received test kits as gifts last month.
Types of DNA Tests
There are three main types of kits sold for consumer DNA testing: Autosomal, Y-DNA and mtDNA. The most common is autosomal which is the type of test that are in the kits sold by Ancestry, 23 & Me, FamilyTree Family Finder, and My Heritage. Because you inherit equal amounts of DNA from your parents, the Autosomal DNA tests allow you to explore both sides of your family tree.