Picking a DNA Testing Company? What Size is Their Database?
Why the Database Size is Essential
Whether your goal is to verify your genealogy or to discover your deep ancestral origins, the size of the testing company's database is of fundamental importance. To get the best and most accurate answer, you want to compare your results with as many others as possible, which means choosing the company with the largest and most robust database. Family Tree DNA is in the lead—Our databases are several times larger than all the others' combined!
About The Family Tree DNA Database
Our database is the largest in the field of Genetic Genealogy. As of September 27, 2009, the Family Tree DNA database has 264,063 records. We also have:
5,587 SURNAME PROJECTS
91,394 unique surnames
166,416 Y-DNA records in the database
96,250 25-marker records in the database
77,176 37-marker records in the database
29,991 67-marker records in the database
97,647 mtDNA records in the database
6,106 FGS records in the database