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Unlock the family secrets in your DNA!  

Discover the answers to your family history mysteries using the most cutting-edge tool available. This plain-English guide (newly updated and expanded to include the latest DNA developments) will teach you what DNA tests are available; the pros and cons of the major testing companies; and how to choose the right test to answer your specific genealogy questions.  

And once you've taken a DNA test, this guide will help you use your often-overwhelming results, with tips for understanding ethnicity estimates, navigating suggested cousin matches, and using third-party tools like GEDmatch to further analyze your data.  

Whether you've just heard of DNA testing or you've tested at all three major companies, this guide will give you the tools you need to unpuzzle your DNA and discover what it can tell you about your family tree. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2016, 2019 Blaine T. Bettinger (P)2020 Tantor

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Best book I've read on the topic

As an avid genealogist for over 50 years, I have dug into DNA testing to use as a tool for further research for the past ten years. So far, this is the best book I have found on the topic and I probably have everything written on the subject in the past decade. Caveat...I also have the hard copy of the book and have found the diagrams, charts and pictures absolutely essential to understanding the material. Without it, I'm afraid the subject is too complicated to understand while just listening. Some chapters, such as on the ethics of genealogical testing, can be listened to without a problem but when you get into relationships comparing one genealogical line to another you need the diagrams in front of you. If you are looking to solve a genealogical puzzle, the book is filled with tips and techniques for doing it but you will need the charts.
I commend Bettinger on a job well done, however. The narration is good as is the audio quality. If there are later revisions to the book and it is reprinted in the years ahead I will certainly buy it.