When I heard my mom, an adoptee, telling her story on the Who Am I Really? podcast, I realized the importance of telling your DNA story in your own voice.
Sharing family history
How to Tell a Good DNA Story
Sharing DNA stories can be rewarding for you and your listeners–especially if you know how to tell a good story. Boost your storytelling chops for DNA and family history discoveries with these essential tips.
Exploring Family History with Kids: A Mom’s Perspective
Inspiring family history activities and ideas from a mom who’s at home with her kids! Here’s how she’s started exploring her heritage with her kids—keeping it simple but meaningful.
Why Children Should Learn Family History
Research shows decided benefits for children who learn their family history. Self-identity. Self-competence. A sense of place and security. Values. Life lessons. Resilience. Who doesn’t want these for their children and grandchildren?
How Family History Can Save the World
This inspirational talk on “genealogical consciouslness” forever changed my thinking about family history’s power to save the world. Do away with hate, racism and sexism and move toward a global community where all are treated equally? Yes, please!
Add DNA Stories to Your Family History
Do the family history books or stories you’re compiling include DNA discoveries? These ideas will help you think about the best ways for your tell your DNA stories, whatever they are.
DNA-Family History Activity For Kids: How Did I Become Me?
This fun family history activity for children or youth helps them celebrate their unique DNA pie chart—without taking a DNA test.
Check Out this Shareable Video of Your mtDNA Results
Family Tree DNA has added cute, customizable videos to your mtFull Sequence DNA test results. Here’s what they look like and how to share them.
Family History Activity for Your Next Family Reunion
This family history storytelling activity at an 80th birthday party shared old memories—and made new ones. Try it at your next family reunion or gathering!