DNA Resources

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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Post-DNA Test Consultation

A post-test 60-minute consultation session is an opportunity to meet one-on-one with an NEHGS genealogist experienced in applying DNA to


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 AmericanAncestors.org 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

Author: Libby Copeland

Published: 2020

The Stranger in My Genes: A Memoir (Hardcover)

Written by Bill Griffeth 
Published by NEHGS in September 2016
6 x 9 hardcover, 196 pages

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

Author: Tamar Weinberg

Published: 2018

Paperback, 239 pages

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

New! Expanded & Updated!

Author: Blaine T. Bettinger

Published: 2019

Portable Genealogist: Using DNA in Genealogy

Author: Christopher C. Child