The goal of the Genographic Project is to map the ancient genetic history of as many people as possible using a custom DNA test that leverages autosomal, Y-chromosome (paternal) and mitochondrial (maternal) DNA tests.
Unlike “actionable” genealogy tests from FamilyFinder, AncestryDNA and 23AndMe, the objective of Geno2.0 is on understanding your ancient genealogy - not on finding lost relatives or connecting with distant cousins.
Indeed, the Genographic Project is best-in-class at revealing your ethnic makeup and where your ancestors lived 300,000 years ago.
Geno 2.0 ($199) comes with a really slick online platform that’s steeped in story telling and history. You’ll learn a lot about human history from this test – both yours and humanity’s. It’s by far the best test for a history buff.
What I Like Most
- Cool blend of ancient genetic history and stories about your particular haplogroups/clans. Geno2.0 is unlike anything else. You really learn a lot about your family history.
- Excellent user interface. You can use it as-is to present your results in a class or at a family reunion.
Other Good Stuff
- Best ethnic and ancient ancestry results.
- Accuracy is on-par with FamilyTreeDNA (who supplies the test service)
Not So Good
- Spending an extra $100 for DNA information you already get from other tests.
What I Hate
- Cannot match your DNA to individuals. Not so much hated, as missed.