We think you have the best chance of breaking down your "brick wall" and increasing your knowledge of your family history when you take all of the right steps.  Our guide may help you find the answers to your family mystery!
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Follow our step-by-step guide:         DNA the Smart Way   

Step 1.  Understand DNA Testing For Genealogy

Step 2.  Understand How a Project Can Help You

Step 3.  Use Your Ancestral Information (Pedigree) in DNA Testing

Step 4.  Use Your myFTDNA Page at FTDNA

Step 5.  Use Your Project's Website at WorldFamilies.net

Step 6.  Understand Your Results and Your Matches

Step 7. Next Steps to Take After You've Been Tested