Your DNA Guide - the eBook (E-Book)

  • $ 23.50 CAD

Your DNA Guide - the eBook by Diahan Southard (YourDNA Guide) is for anyone who has taken a DNA test and wants to learn more. It helps genealogists reconstruct family trees. It helps adoptees identify biological relatives. It can help you identify a specific DNA match. In short, it helps anyone explore their DNA—and their DNA matches—can tell them about their origins.

You will learn about the following:

  • Choosing a specific DNA question

  • Identifying your relationship to your DNA matches

  • Step-by-step processes for finding biological parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, and great-great-grandparents (and the limits of research beyond that point)

  • Communicating effectively with DNA matches

  • Using online DNA tools relevant to your question

  • Keeping DNA research and discoveries organized

  • Building family trees that help your DNA discoveries

  • Managing unexpected or sensitive discoveries

  • Tracking down living relatives

  • How XDNA, mtDNA and YDNA may help 

  • Using ancestral ethnicity results in the context of researching family history

  • How endogamy and pedigree collapse (when ancestors were related to each other) affect your DNA research

  • Basic genetic genealogy terminology and principles you’ll need to know to answer your specific questions

This book is also available at Amazon Canada or Amazon USA

Diahan Southard offers courses at her site YourDNA Guide

 Photo credit; Blaine Bettinger, Diahan Southard, and Angie Bush (wearing our DNA pin) (photo courtesy of Diahan Southard) *all parties have approved the use of this photo. 

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