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The Adoptee's Guide to DNA Testing: How to Use Genetic Genealogy to Discover Long-Lost Family

Publisher: Family Tree Books

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 240 pages
Author: T. Weinberg
Year: 2018
ISBN: 9781440353376
Other: b&w & colour photos, appendixes, index
Publisher: Family Tree Books

Thanks to DNA testing, it's never been easier for adoptees, foundlings, and others of unknown parentage to find their birth families.

But how can DNA tests help you connect to family, and what do your results mean? Enter this book: a comprehensive guide to adoption genealogy that will give you the resources you need to find our long-lost family with DNA.

This book covers all the basics of genetic genealogy testing, plus how your DNA results from services like AncestryDNA and 23andMe can help you build your family tree.

It includes strategies for connection to previous generations, including how to reach out to potential relatives. As well as including real-life success stories that put the techniques used in the book into practice.


Part 1. Your Journey Begins Here
1. Getting Started With Your Search
2. Proven Search Strategies (That Don't Involve DNA)
3. The Basics of DNA Testing

Part 2. DNA Tests and Testing Companies
4. Types of DNA
5. AncestryDNA
6. Family Tree DNA
7. 23andMe
8. MyHeritage DNA

Part 3. Advanced Tools
9. Establishing a Biological Connection
10. Analyzing Your DNA with GEDmatch
11. Triangulating Your DNA Data

Part 4. Case Studies
 - Donna
 - Izak
 - Jack
 - Kalani
 - Kelly
 - Marcy
 - Sue

Appendix A. Frequently Asked Questions
Appendix B. Worksheets

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