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Genetic Genealogy Cheat Sheet
This cheat sheet outlines (in plain English) how you can get started using genealogical DNA testing to unpuzzle your own ancestry questions with at-a-glance charts, tips and resources.
DNA Testing for Genealogy Research
Using DNA Test Results for Genealogy
Free Resources from Family Tree Magazine
Jump into Genetic Genealogy Free eBook
This free ebook contains some of Family Tree Magazine’s best tips relating to genetic genealogy.
Free DNA Match Cousin Relationship Chart Download
Follow the steps on this cousin chart to figure out what kind of cousins you are with a relative, including percentage of DNA matches and average shared centimorgans.
Ultimate List of DNA and Genetic Genealogy Terms (+ Free Download)
Taking a DNA test for genetic genealogy research? This glossary will help you understand terms and testing procedures.
Understanding Family Relationships
From the Family Tree Podcast Archives
Genetic Genealogy Resources
Cyndi’s List: Surname DNA Studies and Projects: Collection of links to surname studies and other DNA projects.
DNA Ancestor Communities: A message board for DNA test customers.
DNAeXplained—Genetic Genealogy: Roberta Estes’s informative blog about how to interpret DNA results.
Genealem’s Genetic Genealogy: Emily Aulicino shares genetic genealogy news and books.
The Genetic Genealogist: A blog from genetic genealogy expert Blaine T. Bettinger about using DNA testing in genealogy research and the latest developments in the field.
Kitty Cooper’s Blog: Musing on Genealogy, Genetics, and Gardening: Expert Kitty Cooper shares news and how-to’s in her blog.
Segment-ology: Blog dedicated to DNA triangulation, chromosome mapping and other DNA and segment topics.
Through the Trees: Shannon Christmas’s collection of DNA deals, plus information about his consulting services.
Your DNA Guide: DNA consultant Diahan Southard shares genetic genealogy tips and how-to’s.
DNA Testing Company Blogs
Follow these blogs for updates about each testing service, plus details on sales and real-life stories from other users:
The Adoptee’s Guide to DNA Testing by Tamar Weinberg (Family Tree Books)
Deep Ancestry: Inside The Genographic Project by Spencer Wells (National Geographic)
DNA & Genealogy by Colleen Fitzpatrick (Rice Book Press)
DNA and Tradition: The Genetic Link to the Ancient Hebrews by Yaakov Kleiman (Devora Publishing)
DNA USA: A Genetic Portrait of America by Bryan Sykes (Liveright)
The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy by Blaine T. Bettinger (Family Tree Books)
Genetic Genealogy in Practice by Blaine T. Bettinger and Debbie Parker Wayne (National Genealogical Society)
The Lost Family: How DNA Testing is Upending Who We Are by Libby Copeland (Harry N. Abrams)
Saxons, Vikings, and Celts: The Genetic Roots of Britain and Ireland by Bryan Sykes (W.W. Norton & Co.)
The Seven Daughters of Eve by Bryan Sykes (W.W. Norton & Co.)
The Stranger in My Genes: A Memoir by Bill Griffeth (New England Historic Genealogical Society)
Trace Your Roots With DNA by Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak and Ann Turner (Rodale)
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