Note: Beginners start with #14. Then #1,10, 17, and any of the Facebook groups.
DNA testing sites
www.myheritage.comMyHeritage.com and Geni.com are family tree sites owned by the same company. MyHeritage.com is just starting to test DNA and accept your raw DNA from other testing service. Both match to people on their own site.
Third party sites (These are not testing sites but work with DNA results.)
5. https://www.gedmatch.com/login1.php Receives your raw DNA data and provides reporting. Most commonly used third party software.
6. www.DNAGedcom.com: downloads AncestryDNA data to spreadsheets where you can sort or search your results. Also provides some analysis tools.
7. https://www.wikitree.com/: a collaborative family tree site that attaches your Gedmatch kit # to records for your direct ancestors and provides for contacting DNA cousins.
8. Genome Mate Pro: Software that is downloaded to your computer to collect and help analyze your matches from the big 3 testing sites plus Gedmatch. Sophisticated users love this. Information at website and facebook page.
9. Genetic Genealogy; the basics and beyond by Emily Aulicino.
10. Finding Family by Richard Hill. Hill is an adoptee who spent 28 years searching for his parents. As DNA testing developed, he used FTDNA and 23andme testing to identify his father. His website is www.dna-testing-adviser.com. It’s a good place to start. He has a Kindle Guide to DNA Testing on Amazon for 99 cents. You can read it on any device.
11. The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy by Blaine Bettinger.
12. Genetic Genealogy in Practice by Blaine Bettinger.
Educational Sites and Wikis
Blogs for Beginners/ Websites
17. Genetic Junkie: http://www.genealogyjunkie.net/dna-tips-tools--managing-matches.html
18. Kitty Cooper’s blog http://blog.kittycooper.com Great resource for beginners
19. Your Genetic Genealogist CeCe Moore http://www.yourgeneticgenealogist.com; Consultant for Finding Your Roots and Genealogy Roadshow; website has tabs for Resources and I Recommend. Few blog postings. Specializes in adoptions and unknown parents. Find her at DNA Detectives Facebook page and DNAAdoption Yahoo Group.
20. Legal Genealogist Judy Russell: http://www.legalgenealogist.com/: Covers many topics, but writes about DNA on Sundays.
More technical blogs
21. Steve Morse: http://stevemorse.org/genetealogy/beyond.htm An article called Autosome Exposed, an explanation of genetic inheritance.
22. Segmentology Https://segmentology.org/ by Jim Bartlett http://segmentology.org/2015/11/22/getting-started-with-autosomal-dna-part-i ; this blog entry is excellent; he hasn’t written part 2 yet; other blog entries are more technical
23. The Genetic Genealogist Blaine Bettinger http://www.thegeneticgenealogist.com/ Pretty technical; Shared cM Project; predicting relationships from longest and shared cM of a chromosome segment; especially good for X-chromosome chart. Does not post often.
24. DNAeXplained by Roberta Estes http://dna-explained.com/ detailed DNA explanations but also many posts about her research into her ancestors. Her website is http://dna-explain.com/Publications/Publications.asp where she has many basic articles. Her excellent articles are long and detailed. She uses screen shots to show you exactly how to do things.
Groups: many groups are restricted; just ask and you will be admitted. Read the rules and abide by them.
26. https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/DNAAdoption/info restricted
Facebook Groups: There are many groups for specific topics, geographical areas, and surnames. Just search on what you are looking for.
28. ISOGG (International Society of Genetic Genealogists)
29. DNA Tools
30. GEDMatch.com User Group
31. GEDmatch Genealogy and Ancestry Group
32. DNA Gedcom User Group
33. Search Squad (angels)
34. DNA Detectives (adoptions)- CeCe Moore
35. Ancestry Matching Group
36. Genetic Genealogy Tips and Tools-Blaine Bettinger