Genetic genealogy is the hottest trend in family history research. But it can be intimidating. You may wonder: Will I really get the genealogy answers I’m looking for? Which test should I take? Is my privacy at risk?

Fear not: We’re here to help you cut through the information overload and plan your genetic genealogy strategy. The articles in this section offer expert advice, need-to-know definitions, details on DNA test types and testing companies, and much more.

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One man's DNA discover led him to a new half-sibling.

Making Peace with the Past: Discovering a New Sibling

An expected close relative led to an astonishing DNA discovery, giving one researcher a new sibling—and information on a long-hidden wartime romance.

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