International Society of Genetic Genealogy

Rating: Very Good

Strong Points: Includes a comprehensive wiki that contains a lot of information about the field provided

Weak Points: Geared more toward general readers than research scientists

isogg.org

At-home genetic testing, through companies such as 23andMe and AncestryDNA, has allowed thousands of people to sequence their own genomes and add their genetic data to increasingly populated databases. This influx of data has allowed individuals, researchers, and even law enforcement to map family trees based on genetic data alone. For individuals curious about this growing field, the website for the International Society of Genetic Genealogy is worth a visit. The website includes information about the society, including its history and how to join, and also includes a comprehensive wiki. The wiki goes over major topics relating to genetic genealogy, such as different tests that can be run on DNA, a history of the field, and a comprehensive list of resources for beginners. Genetic genealogy seems to only be gaining popularity, and the website for the International Society of Genetic Genealogy is a great resource for learning more about this growing field.

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