You don't have to learn everything about genetic genealogy before asking specific questions of your DNA
That's the premise of Diahan Southard's brand new book, Your DNA Guide - the Book.
DNA test results from AncestryDNA, 23andMe and other companies can reveal more than ethnicity percentages. They may be key to finding your unknown relatives from biological parents to 2X great grandparents. Your DNA Guide-the Book takes you on a step-by-step journey of discovery, providing clear explanations to help you find answers. You'll follow concrete plans, learning important DNA concepts--in plain English-as you go. 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. As you proceed, you check your progress and get new guidance based on your specific results at each stage. (Including troubleshooting, like when your matches just aren't responding or your great-grandparents turn out to be first cousins.)This powerful, hands-on approach is based on Diahan's 20 years of experience in the genetic genealogy industry and especially in the past five years, as she helps clients one-on-one make DNA discoveries. It became clear to her that while each client's situation may be unique, there are patterns in how you can find solutions that you can apply yourself.Your DNA Guide - the Book is for anyone who has taken a DNA test and wants to know more. It helps genealogists reconstruct family trees. It helps adoptees identify biological relatives. It can help you identify a specific DNA match. In short, it helps anyone explore what their DNA-and their DNA matches-can tell them about their origins.