This workshop is presented by Lori Thornton, professional genealogist, who specializes in Southern States and Religious Records research. This is a two part workshop. In the first part, attendees will get an overview of the 4 types of DNA used by genealogists. The reasons for testing and discussion of cases demonstrating results are included. Information on testing companies for the various types of tests and tools provided will also be discussed. In the second part, 3rd party tools will be discussed. These often provide DNA testers with results beyond those obtained through testing companies, creating breakthroughs in research or enabling adoptees to locate birth parents. This session looks at GEDmatch, DNAGEDcom, Genome Mate Pro, browser extensions, and other useful utilities and tools. Basic definitions useful in analysis are also discussed.