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I really hope this post teaches you nothing. I know, strange to say. But I'd be thrilled if you are already using these in-house autosomal DNA tools from AncestryDNA. As I'm preparing my new course about getting the most from your AncestryDNA results , there are some basics I want to make sure everyone is aware of. I don't want to keep the information just for those taking the course. Ancestry DNA Tools : Are They Hidden? Can You Find Them? In this post, I'll show you three features people treat like they're hidden, point out four "hidden in plain sight" features, make sure you're aware of the basic tools, and give you some hints for using the newly revealed information. Don't worry, it's not an overwhelming amount of information. When we're done, you'll know where the hidden features are to make every visit to AncestryDNA more productive. NOTE : Since I wrote this post, AncestryDNA has made two sets of changes. I have updated ...
So many choices! Are you interested in using DNA to research your family history but don't have a clue where to start? This post will give you some information to answer the question "what's the best DNA test for genealogy." I was going to also include "what happens after I test" but that is a subject for another post. What Is the Best DNA Test for Genealogy? First, there are actually three types of tests you can take. If you know nothing about using DNA for genealogy (referred to as "genetic genealogy"), you are probably thinking about autosomal DNA. That is the type of test you see advertised on T.V. If you're just getting started, here are my recommendations. ...

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