Genetic genealogy requires genetics + genealogy!

During your DNA journey, you’ll probably find yourself extending your own family tree, and maybe even those of your DNA matches. What if you don’t know how to do genealogy?

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Start Your Family Tree

You’ll need to build (or find) a family tree file you can attach to your DNA test results. Read these articles to learn how to build, find and add the best possible tree to your DNA profile.

3 Quick Ways to Get a Family Tree for DNA Matching

Extend Your Family Tree

Once you’ve got a basic family tree, you’ll probably find yourself needing to build it out. Perhaps you’ll want to push past your great grandparents on your maternal side, or add the descendants of your 2x great grandparents on that mystery side of the family. Use these records and resources.

Keep going!

Be sure you’ve got a copy of Your DNA Guide—the Book! As you progress through the DNA discovery process, working a plan customized for your DNA question, you’ll see when genealogy research becomes a crucial next step.