Your DNA Guide — the Book


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Your DNA Guide–the Book is for anyone who has taken a DNA test and wants to learn what their DNA (and their DNA matches) might reveal about their identity and family story. Your DNA Guide–the Book helps you:

  • reconstruct your family tree by identifying unknown ancestors
  • identify unknown biological relatives, for adoptees and others with unknown parentage
  • identify your relationship to a specific DNA match

Learn by following step-by-step, concrete plans that address all the different questions you may be asking of your DNA. Follow the path that fits your situation. Pause to learn about new DNA terminology and concepts–only when you need them. Once you’ve solved your mystery (or taken it as far as it can go for now), choose a new question, and use Your DNA Guide–the Book to start the process all over again!

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.