An autosomal DNA test gives you matches with your genetic cousins on all your family lines. The databases are growing at a rapid rate and now provide the potential to confirm your genealogical research and to solve long-standing family mysteries. This presentation will provide a practical approach to dealing with your matches and interpreting your results.

Debbie Kennett
Debbie is the author of DNA and Social Networking and The Surnames Handbook. She is an Honorary Research Associate in the Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment at University College London. She is a member of ISOGG and the co-founder of the ISOGG Wiki. She is the administrator of the Cruwys/Cruse/Cruise DNA Project, the Devon DNA Project and the mtDNA Haplogroup U4 Project. Her highly regarded blog Cruwys News, although originally set up to focus on her one-name study, has now evolved into the leading genetic genealogy blog in the UK.

This lecture was presented at Who Do You Think You Are? – Live! 2017. Please note that these videos are copyrighted to the presenter and should only be used for personal study. They are not to be used for any other purpose without the presenter’s express permission. Also, please note that because this is a rapidly advancing field, the content may quickly become outdated.

The DNA Lectures were sponsored by FamilyTreeDNA ( and organised by volunteers from ISOGG (International Society of Genetic Genealogy, ISOGG volunteers also provided free DNA advice and support for members of the public at the conference.