Is it necessary to take a DNA test to discover my family history?
Which is the best company for DNA testing?
Each of the major testing companies have features and advantages that the others don’t offer. The single biggest consideration (in my mind) is the size of the database from which your DNA matches will be drawn. Ancestry.com has recently exceeded twenty million records. 23andMe.com has roughly twelve million records in its database. MyHeritage, FamilyTreeDNA, and others all offer advantages. Frankly, the best solution is to test at both Ancestry.com and 23andMe.com and maybe even others.
How long does it take to get results?
My family has only been in this country for a couple generations. Does that make the job tougher?
Frankly, yes! Tracing records overseas can be problematic, but it's certainly not impossible. Being multi-lingual (Spanish and English) gives us an edge in tracing records rooted in Mexico and Latin America.