Top ten reasons to do a DNA test for family history
Thinking of taking a DNA test to help with your family history research? Genealogy DNA expert Michelle Leonard presents her top ten reasons to test in this video special.
DNA testing is becoming more and more popular in the family history world, whether you're hoping to find out more about where in the world you came from, where your ancestral cousins might be located, or perhaps solve a long-running family history mystery.
In this special video, genealogy expert Michelle Leonard presents her top ten reasons for taking a DNA test. There are many different companies offering tests and you can find out how to compare the different tests in our genealogy and DNA feature.
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Michelle Leonard is a Scottish professional genealogist and genetic genealogist. She holds an M.A. in English and Modern History from the University of St Andrews and a PgCert in Genealogical, Palaeographic and Heraldic Studies from the University of Strathclyde.
She runs her own genealogy business, Genes & Genealogy, and specialises in DNA detective work solving adoption and unknown ancestor mysteries with the use of DNA testing. She also undertakes traditional genealogical research, living relative tracing, historical and television research, tutoring and speaking engagements. Additionally Michelle is a freelance writer and blogger and the official genetic genealogist of AncestryHour - if you have #DNA queries you can catch her on #AncestryHour most Tuesday evenings 7-8pm GMT.
She spent several years working on the Fromelles Genealogy Project tracking down appropriate DNA donors to identify WWI soldiers buried in a mass grave in France and served as the Genealogical Consultant on the official Fromelles documentary. She is a regular speaker at major genealogy events including Who Do You Think You Are? Live and Back To Our Past. You can find out more about Michelle on her Genes & Genealogy Facebook page and you can follow her on Twitter.
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