Celebrating DNA Day 2023

Keen to learn more about DNA? We're here to help!

DNA Day takes place on 25 April 2023 and commemorates the 20th anniversary of the Human Genome Project's completion and the 70th anniversary of the discovery of the DNA double helix. It's the perfect time to take your DNA family history research to the next level!

In recent years DNA has revolutionised family history and the technology continues to develop, giving us new and exciting ways to discover our roots and get closer to our ancestors. 

The Family Tree team have been providing impartial, expert family history advice for decades.  Discover how DNA can enrich your family history with our expert courses, guides and how-to advice.

Sign up to the free Family Tree newsletter and we'll send you a link to download an 8-page introductory guide to DNA for family history, packed with all the info and tips you need to make the most of your DNA test.

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Take your DNA research to the next level with the following…

DNA Bootcamp 2023

Join us for the DNA Bootcamp, starting September 2023. This 8-week online course with DNA Detective Michelle Leonard will teach you key tips, tricks and search strategies to make sense of your DNA test results and see success in solving your genetic genealogy puzzles.

Tickets to the eight-week online course include:
4 x live webinars presented online by Michelle Leonard, including Q&A sessions
4 x live group follow-up online meetings with Michelle Leonard
Fully revised digital edition of the DNA Bootcamp Workbook
Membership of an exclusive Facebook group, dedicated to DNA Bootcamp student queries
Recordings of all sessions available for three months after the final learning session is broadcast live


Join the DNA Club!

Become a member of the DNA Club when you join Family Tree Plus.

The DNA Club meets once a month online for an hour of DNA chat and a presentation by a DNA specialist.

Study the DNA Workbook

Available as a print or digital edition, the DNA Workbook is packed with practical, step-by-step advice to help you make the most of your autosomal DNA test results for your family history.

£20 (£12 for Family Tree subscribers or members of Family Tree Plus) plus p&p.

Take a course!

How to work with your MyHeritage DNA test results

Join us for a two-part course, tutored by DNA Detective Michelle Leonard.

When? Thursdays 18th & 25th May 2023, 7-9pm (UK time)

Where? Online via Zoom. Simple!


Discover Family Tree magazine

Family Tree magazine was first published in 1984. The world, genealogy, and what we do, is a little different now, but one thing hasn't changed: we're still passionate and excited about helping you discover and explore your family history.

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Yet to take a DNA test? Try one of the following and start your DNA journey!

Please note: The DNA tests above contain affiliate links, Family Tree may take a small percentage of sales via these links. This does not affect the price you pay for the kits.