Autosomal DNA for the Genealogist, provided insight to Autosomal tests and what they are, with coverage on SNPs or SNiPs and the idea that “your genetic pedigree is not the same as your genealogical pedigree. In Diahan Southard’s latest guide, Understanding 23andMe: A Companion Guide to “Autosomal DNA for the Genealogist,” provides greater coverage of Autosomal DNA and much more.
“23andMe has a wide variety of content on their website that can easily distract you from the genetic genealogy tools they are offering. This guide will help you focus your efforts on the top genetic genealogy tools at 23andMe and how you can use them to verify and extend your family history.”
This guide is about helping you get the most of your DNA test results by using tools at 23andMe. A big section of the guide covers the main match page where you will “spend the majority of your time,” and “which displays a list of your genetic cousins.” The final page of the guide is dedicated to the admixture tool, or the “ethnicity tool, at 23andMe is called the Ancestral Composition view.” In other words, there is a lot for you to do and learn at 23andMe, and this guide will help you make the most of the site.
Understanding 23andMe is part of a series of guides on DNA genealogy. Each guide in the series follows the popular standard as four laminated pages with a simple center fold for easy storage and portability.
Here is a contents list based on specific headers in the guide:
- Autosomal DNA and More
- Your Health Information
- Smart Communications
- Talking Tips
- Post Your Genealogy at 23andMe
- Main Match Page
- Names at 23andMe
- Ancestral Information
- Communicating with Matches
- Map View
- Surname View
- Family Inheritance: Advanced
- Admixture at 23andMe
About Author Diahan Southard (In her words):
“After getting bitten by the DNA bug as a high school student, I went on to study at Brigham Young University where I earned a bachelors degree in microbiology. I worked before and after graduation for the Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation, one of the first efforts to create a correlated genetic and genealogical database.
Growing up with the budding genetic genealogy industry lead me to my current position as Your DNA Guide, where I provides personalized, interactive experiences to assist individuals and families in interpreting their genetic results in the context of their genealogical information. That means I can take you step by step through any kind of DNA test in a way that you will understand, and even enjoy!”
- Understanding AncestryDNA
- Understanding Family Tree DNA
- Getting Started: Genetics for the Genealogist
- Autosomal DNA for the Genealogist
- Mitochondrial DNA for the Genealogist
- Y Chromosome DNA for the Genealogist