WARNINGS and DISCLAIMERS: This website does not endorse, recommend, or advise for or against DNA testing or the links listed below. DNA testing is a useful tool to trace your ancestry. However, you are encouraged to make your own decision on this matter, as there have been reports of DNA testing companies selling data, having them stolen by hackers, or having them used by private concerns, police and government agencies in various countries.

Given the many requests I receive for inclusion on this page, I no longer review in detail the quality and substance of the links, but most of them should help you in your reserach. I do not get any commission from the companies mentioned below. It’s all fo the love of history!

Our Public Records
July 11, 2023

A guide to help people who are getting started in tracing their European roots, with resources for each country to help with the search.

Great News from a Girl Scout
June 24, 2023.
We just received uplifting news from Lily, in Adamsville, Alabama. Her Girl Scout troop works on their Family Heritage Fun Patch, and the girls are putting together a presentation about their heritage, that they will be sharing with the rest of the troop.

They reported that the genealogy information on this website helped them a lot.

They are also using this interesting guide on creating Family History Videos: https://training.certstaff.com/certstaffix/Video-Editing-Tips-for-Family-History-Videos.asp

We are looking forward to seeing the outcome of their work. Good luck!


A curated list of resources ranging from specialized archives and databases to online tools and communities.

Genealogy for Kids

I received (February 8, 2023) an uplifting communication from Isaac, a boy scout helping his family build its family tree. He had found the French in New Mexico website in his quest to locate extra resources, and I hope that his boy scout leader will find this exciting.

Isaac is using a cool resource, Genealogy for Kids, worth checking out.
And remember, we all have ancestors!

The New Mexico DNA Project
(Find your roots in French and other harrowed grounds)

The goal of the New Mexico DNA Project is to help people find their ancient origins. To discover previously unknown living relatives. To determine migration patterns of different families. To see if similar sounding surnames are related. To discover how closely related all of us really are. To share this information with others so that we can learn more about where we came from.

To join the project, go to http://www.familytreedna.com/group-join.aspx?Group=New-Mexico-DNA.

Thousands of New Mexicans have been tested. The website displays a list of family names whose members have been tested or for whom testing would further knowledge of New Mexico’ human history. This list is preliminary and does not include all those who are part of the Project. The Project’s director is Angel de Cervantes, who will be delighted to help, and can be contacted at angelrcervantes@gmail.com .

DNA genetic testing kit reviews

This section is about DNA genetic testing kit reviews. It provides a comprehensive knowledge base of DNA test-related articles and resources from ancestry, family tree to health, wellness, diet, and nutrition. The website provides In-depth and impartial reviews of leading DNA test kits, user-generated reviews of DNA test kits  and detailed kit comparisons.

Other links of interest, in no particular order

Know Your DNA
From the company’s website:
“We give you the most up-to-date information on DNA technology as we keep track of breakthroughs and latest discoveries. We offer reliable product recommendations that will help you find answers to your questions about your history and your health.”

An easy-to-peruse list and reviews of genealogy sites
Johanna at ireviews (they review all kinds of amazing products) sent me this easy to read list.

A nice list to genealogy resources with many links
A reader from the UK sent me this link,  a comprehensive guide on getting started in genealogy. Thank you to Lily Jones.

Genealogy Guides in The Hub Post and Public Records Reviews
Nice primers on how to start researching genealogy and a bit more (scroll to the end).

Cyndi’s List
A comprehensive, categorized & cross-referenced list of links that point you to genealogical research sites online.

Genealogy Explained
GenealogyExplained is an educational blog designed to help weekend warrior genealogists learn how to climb their family trees.

Here is an interesting link to turn your genealogy hobby into a side Business: https://www.business.com/articles/turn-genealogy-into-business/

A primer to research the “genealogy” of your old house: https://www.homeadvisor.com/r/a-guide-to-researching-the-history-of-a-house/ 

The Ultimate Beginners Guide to Genealogy

How DNA Testing has helped family tree accuracy

iReviews: 25 Best Genealogy Sites – The Definitive Guide