ISOGG stands for the International Society of Genetic Genealogists.  ISOGG's mission is to "advocate for and educate about the use of genetics as a tool for genealogical research, and promote a supportive network for genetic genealogists".  ISOGG is a non-profit society that is not affiliated with any commercial for-profit company, individual, or other such entities. The society was founded in 2005 and now has over 7,000 members from around the world. There is no charge for membership and the society is entirely self-supporting. Members receive an occasional e-mail newsletter, and in some countries can benefit from local meetings.

ISOGG provides two mailing lists for the benefit of its members. The ISOGG DNA newbie list is a forum for discussion on all aspects of genetic genealogy. Experienced genetic genealogists will provide advice and guidance on the choice of testing company and the interpretation of test results.

The ISOGG project administrators' mailing list is a private forum for anyone who is involved with the running of a DNA project.

The ISOGG wiki was established in July 2010 for the benefit and education of the genetic genealogy community.

For further information visit the  ISOGG web site:

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