DNA and Family History: How Genetic Testing Can Advance Your Genealogical Research (Google eBook)

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Dundurn, 2004 - Reference - 168 pages
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In the wake of highly-publicized scientific breakthroughs in using genetics to establish family connections, genealogists began to see potential for their own research. Now many are finding that organizing tests is a relatively straightforward matter - and that comparing the DNA signatures of individuals can reveal startling information on families, surnames and origins. Here Chris Pomery explains the practicalities of testing and interpreting the results. He also takes an objective look at the issues. Whether you are simply seeking to stay informed, actively interested in exploiting the technology, or already part of a DNA project, this is the one guide that fully explores the existing possibilities.

  

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User Review  - Nicky - Goodreads

Useful - but as with any book on such a fast-moving subject, some of this is almost certainly out of date by now. Good background and very useful weblinks, however. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
NEW SCIENCE NEW HISTORY
7
HOW GENETICS HELPS GENEALOGISTS
49
THE DNA TEST ORGANIZERS HANDBOOK
97
Accompanying Website
155
Glossary
157
Further Reading
164
Index
166
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Tracing Your Family Roots
Lise Hull
No preview available - 2007
Tracing Your Family Roots
Lise Hull
No preview available - 2005

About the author (2004)

Chris Pomery is organizer of the pioneering Pomeroy study, which has been widely cited in coverage including Radio 4's Surnames, Genes and Genealogy and Steve Jones' controversial book Y: The Descent of Men. He lives in Cornwall, England.

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