DNA Central! A New DNA Resource Launching April 2018!

DNA is hard. There’s no way around it. Sure, it’s easy to spit in a tube, but once you have all those percentages and centiMorgans and matches, how do you make sense of it? What does it all mean? And how can it help you understand where you came from and how to use it to explore your ancestry?

Announcing DNA Central, a new resource for everything DNA! This new subscription-based site will have blog posts about the latest and greatest, how-to content (including a  “What Next?” series), short videos (such as the “3-Minute DNA” series), webinars, and forums! We’ll also have monthly giveaways and much more! It’s everything you need to finally understand and apply the results of your DNA testing!

On top of everything else, the member-only DNA Central Newsletter will help you keep up-to-date on all the latest developments in the fastest-changing field of genealogy! News articles, sales, new tools, new tests, new methods, and upcoming events will all be featured in this newsletter!

I’ve been a student of genetic genealogy since my first DNA test in 2003, and I’ve been sharing that knowledge with others since 2007 via this blog, in lectures at conferences and societies in three different countries (so far!), at several major institutes including GRIP, the Virtual Institute, IGHR, and SLIG, and via two books, The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy, and Genetic Genealogy in Practice (co-authored with Debbie Parker Wayne). I’m also the creator of one of the top 5 largest genealogy groups on Facebook, Genetic Genealogy Tips & Techniques.

Through 15+ years of interaction, I’ve become very familiar with the issues faced by new test-takers as they explore their results for the first time, or interpret their ethnicity estimate, or try to understand GEDmatch. I also try to stay at the cutting edge, learning and sharing information about the latest methods to help us wring every last bit of info from our DNA. Let me share that information with you!

If you’re interested in being among the first to hear about the upcoming launch of DNA Central, please provide your email address via the link below! Launch date is April 2018!

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10 Responses

  1. John 25 January 2018 / 1:12 pm

    I seem to be having a problem finding the spot to post my e-mail at MailChimp for additional information.

    • Blaine Bettinger 25 January 2018 / 1:46 pm

      My apologies, John. For some reason, a small percentage of Firefox users report being unable to see the email field. You should see it using a different browser. Again, my apologies, it’s an issue MailChimp seems to be having.

      Thank you so much for your interest!

  2. Justin 25 January 2018 / 2:41 pm

    I get a security warning when clicking on that link in both Chrome and Firefox.

    • Blaine Bettinger 25 January 2018 / 2:46 pm

      Sorry to hear that, Justin. Not sure why it’s happening for you. Thousands of people have signed up this week without receiving the message, so it’s unusual. My apologies!

  3. J M 26 January 2018 / 2:05 pm

    Same problem with Chrome, Firefox, and IE.

  4. Kristy 26 January 2018 / 3:39 pm

    No problem for me – on Chrome. Thanks for the new opportunity!

  5. Elizabeth Trenchard 27 January 2018 / 2:32 pm

    It says I need to put in a valid email address. I retyped it several times to make sure there were no errors. It just doesn’t like my addie.

  6. Alexander Coss 14 April 2018 / 11:42 pm

    Hi Blaine,

    I’m looking forward to the DNA Central and excited about the giveaways! 😉
    BTW, I have unique “Celebrate DNA” products that would make good giveaways. I’d be happy to arrange some freebies for the audience.

    Kind regards,


  7. Russell Hess 17 April 2020 / 5:24 am

    good post

  8. Ashleigh 8 March 2021 / 10:35 pm

    I have this nearly exact scenario. I share 467 cM with my first cousin JO and 703cM with her brother JOJ. They share 2509 cM. Do I need to research further or does this indicate we are first cousins as an outlier? happy wheels

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