On Sat, 5 Dec 2009 15:40:59 -0600, Chez <chezelw...@comcast.net> wrote:You should do a little more research before you take the plunge. Google
>My wife and I are seriously considering haveing our DNA tested. As a
>preface, I'd just like to say we are not trying to match surnames, but
>are interested in general ethic testing.
is your friend. Search for "ethnic dna testing".
Besides Y-DNA and mtDNA (looking for ancestral lines), you have
>How much of the testing companies saying that she needs herNone. Y-DNA testing requires a male donor (looks at markers from the
>father tested is salesmanship?
Y-chromosome, which only males have). mtDNA testing can be either
(because mtDNA is inherited from the mother regardless of gender).
I am not an expert ... I'm sure one will chime in shortly with more
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