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The Adoptee's Guide to DNA Testing by: Tamar Weinberg
Adoptee's Guide to DNA Testing
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The Adoptee's Guide to DNA Testing by: Tamar Weinberg
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Author: Tamar Weinberg
Binding: Soft Cover
Copyright: 2018
Pages: 240
Size: 7 x 9 in.

Product Code: KP-2018-9781440353376-WH2

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Thanks to DNA testing, it's never been easier for adoptees, foundlings, and others of unknown parentage to find their birth families. But how can DNA tests help you connect to family, and what do your results mean? Enter this book: a comprehensive guide to adoption genealogy that will give you the resources you need to find your long-lost family with DNA. This book will cover all the basics of genetic testing, plus how your DNA results from services like AncestryDNA and 23andMe can help you build out your family tree.

What's Inside

The Adoptee's Guide to DNA Testing features:

  • Strategies for connecting to previous generations, including how to reach out to potential relatives
  • Detailed guides for using DNA tests and tools, plus how to analyze your test results and apply them to research
  • Inspiring real-life success stories that put the book's techniques into practice

Who Should Get This Book

You'll love The Adoptee's Guide to DNA Testing if...

  • You've just discovered you're adopted or that your parentage isn't what you thought it was
  • You're seeking closure for long-held family mysteries
  • You want to help a friend or loved one discover their birth families

Excerpt: Sample Tips

Here are some tips you'll find in The Adoptee's Guide to DNA Testing:

  • Don't start with DNA. While it can be tempting to jump into DNA testing right away, start with traditional research techniques and records before turning to genetic testing. DNA testing's usefulness depends on who has tested so far, and you could wait a long time before connecting with a DNA match in the database.
  • Save before you send Before you contact a match (particularly a close match), grab a screenshot of the match's information and (if possible) create a mirror tree. Many adoptees will make initial contact with a potential relative, only to be blocked by the other user or see the other person's Ancestry.com account shut down. Some people test only to learn their ancestry and don't want to be contacted by potential relatives, especially birth parents or unknown or long-lost children.
  • Follow the paper trail DNA tests can take you back a few generations, but you'll want to consult traditional records to support your hypotheses. Many adoptees and others with unknown parentage don't have traditional genealogical documentation, but they can still try to match with someone who can/has created a family tree.

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