Genetic genealogy is one of the hottest topics in genealogy today. This guide will walk readers through the benefits of DNA testing for genealogists as well as outline the most frequently used tests and services.
Unlock the secrets in your DNA!
Discover the answers to your family history mysteries using the most-cutting edge tool available. This plain-English guide is a one-stop resource for how to use DNA testing for genealogy. Inside, you'll find guidance on what DNA tests are available, plus the methodologies and pros and cons of the three major testing companies and advice on choosing the right test to answer your specific genealogy questions. And once you've taken a DNA test, this guide will demystify the often-overwhelming subject and explain how to interpret DNA test results, including how to understand ethnicity estimates and haplogroup designations, navigate suggested cousin matches, and use third-party tools like GEDmatch to further analyse your data.
To give you a holistic view of genetic testing for ancestry, the book also discusses the ethics and future of genetic genealogy, as well as how adoptees and others who know little about their ancestry can especially benefit from DNA testing.
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"[This] Guide to DNA Testing offers a lot of information for the beginner and advanced researcher alike...[and] is easy to read and comprehend" --Bobbi King for Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter "There are very few titles on my book shelf in my genealogy office that I refer to constantly. I know that The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy will be one of those titles for years to come. I don't think I could have made some of my recent progress in my research without the valuable information provided by a knowledgeable DNA [expert] like Blaine Bettinger." --Thomas MacEntee "Informative. Understandable. Solid." --Judy Russell, The Legal Genealogist "[Bettinger] describes, in the simplest of terms, how to begin using genetic technologies to connect with both close and more distant members of our great human family." --Jennifer Wagner for Genome magazine
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 13th October 2016
Publisher: F&W Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.53