The Family Tree Guide To Dna Testing And Genetic Genealogy
  • The Family Tree Guide To Dna Testing And Genetic Genealogy
  • The Family Tree Guide To Dna Testing And Genetic Genealogy
ISBN: 1440345325
EAN13: 9781440345326
Language: English
Pages: 240
Dimensions: 0.7" H x 9.1" L x 7" W
Weight: 1.15 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Unlock the family secrets in your DNA

Discover the answers to your family history mysteries using the most cutting edge tool available. This plain-English guide (newly updated and expanded to include th latest DNA developments) will teach you what DNA tests are available; the pros and cons of the major testing companies; and how to choose the right test to answer your specific genealogy questions. And once you've taken a DNA test, this guide will help you use your often-overwhelming results, with tips for understanding ethnicity estimates, navigating suggested cousin matches, and using third-party tools like GEDmatch to further analyze your data.

The book features:

- Colorful diagrams and expert definitions that explain key DNA terms and concepts such as haplogroups and DNA inheritance patterns
- Detailed guides to each of the major kinds of DNA tests and tips for selecting the DNA test that can best help you solve your family mysteries, with case studies showing how each can be useful
- Information about third-party tools you can use to more thoroughly analyze your test results once you've received them
- Test comparison guides and research forms to help you select the most appropriate DNA test and organize your results
- Insights into how adoptees and Read More chevron_right

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   A Must-Have reference book for beginner or professional.
There are other books about DNA testing for genealogy, but this is above head and shoulders. The three types of DNA testing are discussed, with the advantages and limitations of each. The author leads you through how to interpret your own results and how to use available tools to obtain the most thorough analysis. He discusses ethical issues surrounding surprises in your DNA and searching for parents of birth. Simple charts show the points that he makes.
   I Highly Recommend this Book!
I have been working with genetic genealogy for five years and I highly recommend this book! It has everything that a beginner needs to know and has all the topics that a person with more experience might need to review now and then. Charts, diagrams and clear explanations are provided. If you have taken a DNA test and want to get the most from your results, this book will show you how to do it!
   Great resource!
While I have taken several classes on DNA & genealogy, I don 't work with it all the time, so I tend to forget things. This book is so great because it starts very basic, which is a nice review for me, and then builds up '' to the more complicated stuff. Perfect reference book to give to someone who wants to get started and also great for someone like me who needs to be reminded of what I learned.
   How to use your results.
After you have ordered a DNA test kit and received your results, this book will help you understand what they mean.
   Great reference book to assist in your DNA journey regardless of your experience!
The perfect reference book for me so that I can get started in understanding what I am looking at. As a DNA beginner, it is not turning me off to the DNA world, it keeps my attention without overwhelming me. Once I am more advanced, the more educated sections will make more sense. Thank you for the work that you do.
   Genetic Genealogy
It explains easily how to use genetics to help you with your genealogy. It makes brick walls much easier to manage and can help those adoptees who are looking for their birth parents.
   Centimorgan never explained
Interesting enough... but midway through the book, Centimorgans is mentioned for the first time... with ZERO explanations. Further, the term SHOULD have been explained in their glossary at least. It does require extensive explanation to grasp its significance more fully... because its continued mention has led me to stop reading from that point on. --- For the record, Wikipedia defines it as the distance between chromosome positions, for which the expected average number of interfering chromosomal crossovers in a single generation is 0.01 - Does that help? It did not help me either.
   Excellent resource.
I read a lot on this subject and found this book to be one of the best.
   Good information about DNA testing and what people believe it ...
Good information about DNA testing and what people believe it does versus really tests. Very useful in understanding family tree DNA.
   Lucid, step-by-step primer for the beginner
This is a great book if you are considering having a DNA test done or awaiting your results. The basics of testing types are explained clearly, but there is no sense that you, the reader, are being spoken to. The illustrations are excellent and help you understand the points clearly. With each chapter, Mr. Bettinger goes deeper into the theme, and you will come away from reading this book with the basics under your belt. However, if you have already tested and if you're a regular reader of the ISOGG Facebook page, and/or the blogs of Mr Bettinger, Cece Moore, Roberta Estes, Kitty Cooper, Judy G Russell and others, and if you're currently working with some of your DNA matches, mapping your chromosomes, etc. -- you might find Mr. Bettinger's other book Genetic Genealogy in Practice more useful, especially because it contains hands-on exercises.