Over the years I've got progressively more submerged in family history research, and I've finally decided to bite the bullet and do a DNA test. The article in the May edition of Who Do You Think You Are? magazine has been very helpful, especially as it gives an overview of the main providers currently. Having read some of the threads on this part of Rootschat I'm hoping that some of you may be able to advise on which test I should start with.
The people in my family tree are almost exclusively English, at least back to 3x great-grandparents. In lines where I've got further back it's still nearly all English, although there is one small Welsh line. For this reason, Living DNA seems very attractive, being able to provide more detailed biogeographical analysis than other providers. However, it's new and the database is still small.
My inclination is therefore to do an autosomal test with Ancestry, because:
(1) My tree is already public on Ancestry
(2) It has the largest database (although I acknowledge it has a strong US focus)
(3) I can transfer Ancestry results to Family Tree DNA (but not vice versa)
(4) Living DNA plan to accept transfers "soon" so I could potentially get the benefits of the regional analysis in due course
I'd be interested to hear what other people think before going ahead.
Many thanks, JaneyH