Welcome to ISOGG...

...the first society founded to promote the use of DNA testing in genealogy

Our Mission

The mission of the International Society of Genetic Genealogy is to:

Advocate for and educate about the use of genetics as a tool for genealogical research while promoting a supportive network for genetic genealogists.

How do we accomplish our mission? By educating others about the use of genetics in genealogy. This is done through workshops, our wiki, a speaker's bureau, our forums, and meetings. Although we do not have regular meetings, meetings are important as they allow for the dissemination of information and help maintain forward momentum. Even though ISOGG members are geographically spread out, we do what is possible to hold meetings at events and online.

More About Us

This society is a non-commercial non-profit organization. There are NO dues or fees to join, it is entirely self-supporting by its members. YOU choose what you wish to give. Whether it's your time to give a presentation or host a workshop at your local genealogical society, or create photocopies to promote the society at a convention, it is up to you. You will not be asked to spend your time or contribute in a way you do not wish to. You may never end up participating in that manner, but may just join to learn and network, and that is okay too.

Getting Started


ISOGG 2021 Award Graphic

Are you new to genetic genealogy and don't know where to start? There is a lot of information on our 2021 Award Winning ISOGG Wiki.

Here are a few links to pages you should definitely visit.

Society History

The name was chosen by vote in March 2005, and reflects that those supportive of promoting genetic genealogy desire an inclusive society at an international level. Currently, we have over 10,000 members!

The Founders

John Blair, Katherine Borges, Nancy Davenport, Ken Hedgpeth, Suzanne Johnston, Charles Kerchner, Linda Magellan, Doug Miller and Pat Tagert

Our Director

Katherine Borges

Countries of Our Members

Algeria, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Bermuda, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, CuraƧao, Cyprus, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, England, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mariana Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Norway, Pakistan, Philippines, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Saint Vincent and The Grenadines, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Wales, United Arab Emirates, United States, Venezuela and the U.S. Virgin Islands..

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