The DNA test through JewishGen uses Family Tree DNA as the testing
company. I prefer the JewishGen test (Family Tree DNA) for several
1. FTDNA has the largest database of all the testing companies.
2. FTDNA guarantees their results; if there is ambiguity in the
results, they will re-test at no cost to you.
3. FTDNA protects your privacy. They do not share your data with any
other company or researchers without your permission.
4. Many of the volunteer project administrators who manage their
projects through FTDNA are very knowledgeable and willing to help
project members interpret their DNA results.
I have been using FTDNA for six years to test family members and
administer projects, such as the Iberian Ashkenaz DNA projects and
several surname projects, and I have been very satisfied with their
You need not be concerned that FTDNA has a shortage of non-Jewish DNA
samples. The opposite is true. They are a leading repository for DNA
from many, many geographic regions and ethnic groups.I should add that I am not employed by FTDNA and I do not receive any
compensation >from FTDNA. I am not a professional genealogist,
everything I do in this field is voluntary.
I hope this helps you decide!
Stony Brook, NY
researching: BROZGOL >from Rezekne, Latvia and Barcelona, Spain;
KAPELUSHNIK, MIRANSKY, SKUTELSKY, RAPOPORT, PASSMAN >from Rezekne,
Latvia; LEFKOWITZ >from Skierniewice and Zychlin, Poland; KELMER,
OLSTEIN, CHOJNA >from Zychlin, Poland; MEZELSOR, AKERMAN, PLANCZNER
from Skierniewice, Poland