Finding your roots through DNA

Are you new to DNA? Need help with how to interpret your DNA?

Looking for a class or want to join a support group?

Don’t know how or where to begin? We offer classes to help you learn about DNA and the major DNA testing companies. We also have a variety of resources. Please join our support  Google Group   for help in your journey to find your biological roots.

The Methodology

The Methodology is the basic process used to conduct a search using DNA. It is encapsulated in  Steps 6, 7, and 8 of our Search Process. The Methodology  was developed, defined, and codified by Gaye TannenbaumDiane Harmon-Hoog, and Karin Corbeil and has since been updated and refined by Barbara Rae-Venter and Our Team.  The Methodology is the core process used by all searchers.

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About Us

 DNAAdoption is a fully registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We are a team of unpaid volunteer genealogists, citizen scientists, geneticists, and all around good folks helping those on a journey of discovery. Our mission is to teach and guide people searching for their biological roots to use DNA in combination with traditional genealogy techniques and, when applicable specialized adoption search techniques, by providing robust education, methods, guidance, and support.  


Looking for Resources?


Looking for a DNA Tool, websites, blogs, books or articles?   Want to know the meaning of a DNA term, go over to our Glossary  or our list of Acronmys.  Our FAQ may have the answer you are looking for.   Plus we have a   Knowledge Resource Library  which has several articles on  a variety of  different categories. Still can’t find what you are looking for, then join  our support  Group and ask your questions there.


We are all unpaid volunteers, but we do need money to help pay for this website, repository access, and other services. 100% of contributions go to our operating costs. Please donate through PAYPAL by clicking on the Donate button.  DNAAdoption is a 501(c)(3) public charity so donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.


Take A Class

We have free  “First Look Classes” where you can learn how to understand and use your results from the major DNA testing companies using a self-paced experience. We also offer instructor supported classes for Intro to DNA, Autosomal  DNA and Y DNA.

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