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The adoptee's guide to DNA testing : how to use genetic genealogy to discover your long-lost family
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Reconnect with your roots! Adoptees, foundlings, and others with unknown parentage face unique challenges in researching their ancestors. Enter this book: a comprehensive guide to adoption genealogy that has the resources you need to find your family through genetic testing. Inside, you'll find: * Strategies for connecting your genealogy to previous genealogists * Detailed guides for using DNA tests and tools, plus how to analyse your test results and apply them to research * Real-life success stories that put the book's techniques into practice and inspire you to seek your own discoveries. AUTHOR: Tamar Weinberg is a writer and marketing consultant who has published a book on social media marketing. A genealogy enthusiast, she has been quoted on programs such as CBS News and in publications such as USA Today and Forbes. Weinberg's extensive marketing experience will allow her to simplify and communicate complex ideas-and her social media skills and platforms will allow her to reach an audience outside our normal channels. 75 colour illustrations
Table of Contents
Foreword    Kitty Munson Cooperp. 6
Introductionp. 8
Part 1Your Journey Begins Here
1Getting Started With Your Searchp. 13
2Proven Search Strategies (That Don't Involve DNA)p. 21
3The Basics of DNA Testingp. 33
Part 2DNA Tests and Testing Companiesp. 44
5Ancestry DNAp. 62
6Family Tree DNAp. 76
723andMep. 98
8MyHeritage DNAp. 113
Part 3Advanced Tools
9Estableshing a Biological Connectionp. 124
10Analyzing Your DNA with GEDmatchp. 135
11Triangulating Your DNA Datap. 167
Part 4Case Studies
Donnap. 187
Izakp. 190
Jackp. 192
Kalanip. 195
Kellyp. 201
Marcyp. 206
Suep. 210
Appendix Frequently Asked Questionsp. 214
Appendix Worksheetsp. 224
Indexp. 228
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