Guide to DNA Testing: How to Identify Ancestors, Confirm Relationships, and Measure Ethnic Ancestry through DNA Testing

Richard Hill has released version 2 of his Guide to DNA Testing: How to Identify Ancestors, Confirm Relationships, and Measure Ethnic Ancestry through DNA Testing. The ebook is available as a Kindle book. It sells for the modest price of 99 cents (U.S.)

The Guide is a brief overview designed to help people (1) see the benefits of genetic genealogy and (2) take the right tests for their needs. By offering this to the huge Amazon audience, Richard hopes to get many more genealogists to take the leading tests. As these databases grow, we will all get more and better matches.

As described on Amazon:

“The price of some powerful new genetic genealogy tests has dropped below $100. Genealogists and adoptees are using them and other DNA tests to identify ancestors, confirm relationships, and measure their ethnicity. Unfortunately, there are many similar sounding tests and some of them have different testing levels. So it’s easy to order the wrong test or pay too much.

“This Guide to DNA Testing provides an easy-to-understand introduction to the different test types, their strengths and limitations.”

Free Kindle reading apps are available for the iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone, Android phones and tablets, Windows, and Macintosh OS X. As a result, you can read Kindle books on any of those operating systems. Details may be found at:

The Guide to DNA Testing is available for 99 cents at


This book doesn’t really give you ANY information on how to identify ancestors or confirm relationships.  It tells you if your DNA matches your probably related, period. Lots of information on where to test and some on which test to take-the autosomal test.  Not quite a waste of 99 cents, but close.


I purchased the book and it was interesting in distinguishing the various tests which I already understood. Was hoping for a bit more information for the autosomal test and a plan for figuring the relationship with matches. Several friends have done this and don’t have a clue as to the relationships.

I did buy Richard Hill’s other book about finding his biological parents and so far it is fascinating.


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