Jonny Perl

Creator of DNA Painter, England

Jonny Perl is a genealogist, DNA enthusiast and web developer who enjoys exploring new ways to visualize DNA and family tree data online. Based in London, UK, he is the creator and founder of

Jonny Perl is a genealogist, DNA enthusiast and web developer based in London, UK. He is the creator and founder of, an award-winning website offering chromosome mapping, inheritance charts and more. Jonny has also collaborated with leading genetic genealogists to create additional tools that help people around the world interpret the results of their autosomal DNA tests.

With a professional background in online publishing, Jonny worked as a proofreader, copy editor and production manager for a variety of electronic science journals for many years. After this he moved to London and established a digital development agency, producing websites and mobile applications for a variety of popular brands.

After many years exploring his family history, Jonny took a DNA test in 2016 and was fascinated to investigate how the results could help his research. His focus is now on exploring new ways of visualising DNA and family tree information to help make it more inviting and user-friendly. Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Jonny has family roots in Ireland, England and Germany.



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