The following was written by the Genetic Genealogy Standards Committee:
A group of individuals, including genealogists, genetic genealogists, and scientists, have worked for the past several months to develop a draft of genetic genealogy standards. The document is intended to provide ethical and usage standards for the genealogical community to follow when purchasing, recommending, sharing, or writing about the results of DNA testing for ancestry.
To ensure that this document accurately reflects the standards embraced by the community, we are opening this document [at https://sites.google.com/site/geneticgenealogystandard/] for a period of public comment, from May 12, 2014 through June 6, 2014.
By clicking the “Document” tab in the left-hand panel, you will be able to download a PDF of the current draft of the standards. Please review that document, come back to this site, and click on the “Comment” tab in the left-hand panel where you will be prompted to leave comments about the standards.
Although there may be discussion of this document in Facebook groups, on blogs, or elsewhere, only comments submitted through this website [at https://sites.google.com/site/geneticgenealogystandard/] will be reviewed and considered by the standards committee.
The Genetic Genealogy Standards Committee
Melinde Lutz Byrne
Ana Oquendo Pabón
Debbie Parker Wayne