Get $10 off the AncestryDNA test! Link is below.
In the past, East Carolina Roots has recommended using FamilyTreeDNA for testing, and a link to that is still at the bottom of this page, but now, it seems like AncestryDNA is the way to go.
Why? Because most folks using AncestryDNA are likely going to already have a tree (or plan to create a tree) on Ancestry.com, whereas if you’ve done testing through FTDNA, you know that a ton of people who test there haven’t bothered to put up a tree, and if they have, it’s hard to connect the dots between shared matches.
That said, I’m slowly going to get key members of my own family to test through Ancestry and I hope if you have roots in eastern North Carolina (especially Craven, Pitt, Beaufort, Pamlico, Hyde, Lenoir, Greene, Carteret, Onslow, Jones, Chowan, Bertie, and the surrounding counties) that you will, too. If you use the link on this site you’ll get $10 off of your test and I’ll get a little something for the referral. (Just think, if you’ve found helpful stuff here, it’s a great way to help me out for all of the content I put on this site and it won’t cost you anything extra — in fact, it’ll save you money!)
While I no longer recommend FamilyTreeDNA for autosomal DNA tests because it is so cumbersome to use, if you’re really interested in that project you can learn more about it here.