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Integrate DNA Testing in Your Family History Research

Interested in using DNA testing in your family history research? From choosing the right kind of test, to adding your DNA findings to your family tree, to locating living family members, American Ancestors has resources to guide you through the world of DNA and genealogy.

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DNA Consultations at American Ancestors

February 10, 2023

Have you taken a DNA test and need help deciphering results? Learn about how an American Ancestors DNA consultation can help you make the most of using DNA in your family history research.

Choosing a DNA Test for Family History Research

June 15, 2017

Learn about what types of genetic tests are available to family historians, what genealogical problems they can—and can’t—assist you with, and how to choose the right test to further your family history research.

Using DNA Tools in American AncesTREES

December 19, 2019

Learn how to use the cutting-edge DNA tools included in American AncesTREES, an online genealogy tree experience on that offers several unique features.

Libby Copeland with The Lost Family: How DNA Testing is Upending Who We Are

May 20, 2020

American Inspiration | Award-winning Journalist Libby Copeland will discuss her book, The Lost Family: How DNA Testing is Upending Who We Are, which explores the science of DNA while tracing the story of one woman.


The Lost Family: How DNA Testing Is Upending Who We Are


The Lost Family delves into the many lives that have been irrevocably changed by home DNA tests—a technology that represents the

The Stranger in My Genes: A Memoir


Bill Griffeth, longtime genealogy buff, takes a DNA test that has an unexpected outcome: "If the results were correct, it meant that the

The Adoptee's Guide to DNA Testing: How to Use Genetic Genealogy to Discover Your Long-Lost Family


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The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy, Second Edition


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Portable Genealogist: Using DNA in Genealogy


Advances in DNA research over the last decades have had huge implications for the field of genealogy.