3 Must-Read Books from the DavisDNA Genealogy Bookshelf

Would you be surprised to know that Genealogy is the most popular hobby in the world?  More and more people want to go back to their roots and learn about their family trees. If you’re in the same boat, here are three must-read books from DavisDNA’s Curated Genealogy Bookshelf.

1. The Adoptee’s Guide to DNA Testing

What drives an adoptee to research their biological parents or family tree? It could be to find connection and meaning in life. They want to understand how they fit into the world both historically and currently. Sometimes it’s about identity; adoptees wish to develop a grounded sense of self. The need to research could be fueled by loss too, – loss of health, loss of family, or the loss of a partner.

The Adoptee’s Guide to DNA Testing allows you to reconnect with your roots. It includes detailed guides on DNA tests and analysis and success stories to motivate you throughout your journey. It’s a must-read for adoptees and foster kids with unknown parentage. But don’t just take our word for it. Check out its reviews by verified readers here.

2. Genesis

If you’re in the mood for a medical thriller with genealogy thrown into the mix, then this is the right book for you. The novel, Genesis, by the New York Times bestselling author, Robin Cook, is part of the Jack Stapleton & Laurie Montgomery series but can be read as a standalone.

The story starts with the body of 28-year old Kera Jacobsen, whose cause of death is reported to be a drug overdose. But is it? The new pathology resident Dr. Aria Nichols certainly doesn’t seem to think so. However, proving it isn’t as easy as it sounds, which is why Dr. Nichols delves deep into the world of genealogical DNA databases to track down the killer.


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3. National Geographic Kids Guide to Genealogy

If a kid in your family has a knack for reading and enjoys science, then this is the incredible book you can gift them. It’s an activity-packed guide to genealogy,and by the end of it, they’d be able to map out the whole family tree!

With colorful imagery, fun facts, lists, and tips, kids can dig into the past and learn more about their ancestors. And who knows? You may even be a descendent of a royal family! Get this book to find out.


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