Quick Sheet: Autosomal DNA for the Genealogist


Quick Guide By Diahan Southard


Autosomal DNA is being touted as one of the hottest genealogy tools available, but it leaves many with more questions than answers. Turn to this quick guide for answers to these common questions:

  • What exactly is autosomal DNA testing?
  • Who can be tested?
  • What testing companies provide this testing?
  • What will the results tell me?
  • What are the maps with all of the ethnicity percentages?
  • What do those maps have to do with my genealogy?
  • How do I organize my DNA matches to make the most of the testing?
  • Use this guide to gain knowledge and confidence in this exciting field of research.


Author: Diahan Southard
Pages: 4, laminated
Size: 8 1/2”x 11”
Date: August 2014
Finish: Full Color, laminated


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