DNA Heritage is an English company well-known in genealogy circles for its free product: Ybase. This public-access database enables genetic genealogists to share and compare their results with others. However, the same company provides other services to genetic genealogists.
The following is an announcement from DNA Heritage:
ROCHESTER, N.Y., and DORSET, England, Aug. 4 -- DNA Heritage today announces the opening of its North American office in a strategic move to expand its share of the genetic genealogy market within Canada and the US.
"The move into North America builds on the success we have had with the launch of our market-leading 43-marker Y-chromosome test back in April of this year," said Alastair Greenshields, founder of DNA Heritage. "We have been able to successfully capture the European market and help connect cousins and families through their DNA. Our new office gives us greater access to our American and Canadian customers."
DNA Heritage specializes in Y-chromosome testing which taps into a growing genealogy market, now the 2nd biggest hobby in the US. Millions of family historians researching their surnames now have a powerful tool in connecting up with their ancestors in the form of high-resolution Y-chromosome testing. Carried only by males, the Y-chromosome is passed from father to son every generation which means male cousins will also share the same DNA code and thus can be used to research paternal lineages.
With their industry-unique flexible ordering system and a more universal test than was previously possible, DNA Heritage provides 'genetic genealogists' high-resolution tests starting from $138 in a laboratory that received ISO17025 accreditation through the National Forensic Science Technology Center (NFSTC) in March 2004.
DNA Heritage also maintains Ybase (http://www.ybase.org), the free, public-access database which enables genetic genealogists to share and compare their results with others, created in October 2002.
About the company
Established in October 2002, DNA Heritage provides advanced genetic tests to the genealogy community along with the guidance and advice necessary to sell such tests to the public. An innovator in providing multi-lab compatible tests and the open-access Ybase database, DNA Heritage enables many genealogists around the world to enhance their families' research. For more information, visit http://www.dnaheritage.com.