• Colleen Murray

Book Review: The Lost Family

I recently finished Libby Copeland's book, The Lost Family: How DNA Testing is Upending Who We Are, which came out about this time last year. It is a well-written and comprehensive overview of all the issues (good and bad) that come with DNA testing.



As an early adopter of DNA testing, I found this book really captured the ups and downs of the changes in the testing industry. But the primary interest to most readers is probably the stories on DNA testers who discovered unknown relatives or who unexpectedly uncovered family secrets. I won't spoil the stories, but Copeland tells some truly remarkable ones.


More details on the book are at her website: The Lost Family


Now that I've finished the book, I also took some time to watch Copeland's recent presentation at Rootstech, where she discusses similar topics. Although Rootstech is over, their videos should be accessible for the rest of the year. Libby Copeland's presentation can be found here: How Home DNA testing has redefined Family History.

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