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Book Review: Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy

This is an in-depth book review of Blaine Bettinger’s Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy. My conclusion is a hearty recommendation. I have a few quibbles, but its a must-have resource. Be sure to get the latest edition, as the consumer DNA market is constantly changing. The book is available for purchase … Read more

23andMe Genetic Tree

Your Calculated 23andMe Family Tree – A Guide

The 23andMe family tree feature was introduced in 2019, and is very different from a traditional genealogy tree. What is a 23andMe Family Tree? A 23andMe family tree is a graphical representation of the potential relationships between you and your DNA relatives. If you opt in, 23andMe calculates your genetic tree. If Ancestry’s tree software … Read more

Best DNA Tests for Adopted Adults to Unlock Family Heritage

Adoptees and people with unknown parentage are using DNA Tests to identify birth parents, health information, and ethnic heritage. Which DNA test is best for adopted adults or anyone who doesn’t know the identity of a biological parent? AncestryDNA is the best DNA test for adoptees researching birth family. Use 23andMe if you only want … Read more