Your DNA Guide—The Book (Print Version)


If you don’t understand your DNA test results, they can’t help you with questions like: “Who is that DNA match?” or “Who are my birth relatives?” or “Who is my mystery ancestor that I’ve been trying to find for years?”

Your DNA Guide—the Book guides you through these and other common DNA questions. You simply pick a question, then follow a clear, step-by-step plan to explore it. Learn key DNA concepts on a need-to-know basis so you can stay focused on your question. Diahan Southard’s fun, easy-to-read writing sounds like she’s talking right to you. She is! Your DNA Guide—the Book empowers you to start making more confident and accurate DNA discoveries.

About Your DNA Guide—the Book

Globally-renowned DNA educator Diahan Southard has written the ultimate do-it-yourself manual for using DNA to find living relatives and mystery ancestors!

In The Book you’ll choose a question and pursue it step-by-step. Do you want to learn who your 2X great grandmother is? Turn to page 23. Do you want to know how you are related to one of your DNA matches? Page 37. You get the idea.

As you progress on each path, you’ll learn relevant DNA concepts–in plain English—as you go. You’ll also check your progress and get new guidance based on your results at each stage.

This powerful, hands-on, step-by-step approach is based on Diahan’s 20 years of experience in the genetic genealogy industry and especially in the past five years, as she has helped individual clients make DNA discoveries. She realized that while each person’s situation may be unique, there are similar paths to follow for particular kinds of questions. She organized them in a book so you can read them and follow them for yourself.

Print edition available in the United States with free shipping; ebook available internationally.