In addition to our 5-min video on the choice of genetic genealogy test, here are the links to let you know about the latest up-to-date data.

The number of people tested

The nationality and origins of the people tested are kept secret by the laboratories, in order to compete with other laboratories. Our experience and information sharing with other genetic genealogy associations are the only sources for the claims in the video above.

For the number of people tested, the figures are derived from official announcements made by the Genetic Genealogy Laboratories at Rootstech (February 2020).

List of ethnic geographic areas of each laboratory

23andMe

AncestryDNA

FamilyTreeDNA

Myheritage

Regular updates are made by these laboratories, so check the updated list with the links listed below before purchasing your genetic genealogy test.

The good news is that updates are free. Once you've done your genetic genealogy test, you'll see your ethnic results narrow down based on updates.

In summary

If you do a DNA test out of curiosity, buy the cheapest one.

If you're looking for ethnic information, choose the most up-to-date geographic panel with the links below.

If you're looking for your biological family, do them all. While waiting for promotions and putting a transfer strategy in place, you will pay a little less.

If you are looking for genetic cousins in a specific country, choose the laboratory with the most nationals of that country.

If you don't know which lab is best, log on to the forums to discuss it.

Either way, the choice of the right test and laboratory will be determined by your goal. The best DNA test is the one that meets your goals.