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Understanding DNA testing and genetic genealogy can make your experience a whole lot easier and more successful. There can be a steep learning curve for understanding the concepts, but once you grasp the basics, everything else becomes easier. Take it slowly, and little by little you’ll understand and remember more, often without realising it!
If you’re excited or surprised by your DNA results and want to know ‘why?’ and learn more about genetic genealogy and how to apply it to your research – below are some learning resources that anyone with internet access can explore from anywhere.
There are many genetic genealogy blogs you can follow – some are only updated occasionally, others post many times each week.
Facebook has become the most popular platform for genetic genealogy user groups and support forums. You need a Facebook account to join DNA groups, but that doesn’t mean you have to use the personal profile side of Facebook if you don’t want to. It is worth joining Facebook just to participate in DNA group discussions, to keep up with all the latest genetic genealogy community and industry news, topics, issues & blog posts, and to ask questions about DNA testing.