Autosomal DNA testing is a new type of DNA test that can be taken by both men and women since it looks at the part of DNA that is non sexual (not male or female).
One testing service is ancestry.com. The test is less than $100 and is often offered at a discount. Sam & Wileria have both taken the ancestryDNA test. In many of our charts, the results are color coded to show DNA links, green for Sam and purple for Wileria.
Autosonal DNA will identify your ethnicity, where people with similar DNA originated from.
Ancestry compares your DNA with others who have taken the ancestryDNA test and with a fairly high degree of accuracy will identify your close relatives (your 4th and closer cousins).
For those DNA matches, ancestry compares your family tree with the ancestry tree of your DNA match to try and identify a common ancestor. If a common ancestor is identified, a relationship chart can be displayed.