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 analyze 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. The book features:Colorful diagrams and expert definitions that explain key DNA terms and concepts such as haplogroups and DNA inheritance patternsDetailed guides to each of the major kinds of DNA tests and which tests can solve which family mysteries, with case studies showing how each can be usefulInformation about third-party tools you can use to more thoroughly analyze your test results once you've received themTest comparison guides and research forms to help you select the most appropriate DNA test and organize your results and research once you've been testedWhether you've just heard of DNA testing or you've tested at all three major companies, this guide will give you the tools you need to unpuzzle your DNA and discover what it can tell you about your family tree.
|Genetic Genealogy in Practice|
by Blaine T. Bettinger and Debbie Parker Wayne (Author)
Genetic Genealogy in Practice, the first workbook on genetic genealogy, the book provides family historians and genealogists who have just begun to explore genetic genealogy practical, easy to understand information that they can apply to their research. Readers learn the basic concepts of genetic genealogy. They then build on that knowledge as they study the testing, analysis, and application of Y-DNA, X-DNA, mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), and autosomal DNA (atDNA) to reach and support...
|Organize Your Genealogy: Strategies and Solutions for Every Researcher|
by Drew Smith (Author)
Get Your Research in Order!
Stop struggling to manage all your genealogy facts, files, and data--make a plan of attack to maximize your progress. Organize Your Genealogy will show you how to use tried-and-true methods and the latest tech tools and genealogy software to organize your research plan, workspace, and family-history finds. In this book, you'll learn how to organize your time and resources, including how to set goals and objectives, determine workable...
|Unofficial Ancestry.com Workbook: A How-To Manual for Tracing Your Family Tree on the #1 Genealogy Website|
by Nancy Hendrickson (Author)
Your Step-by-Step Guide to Ancestry.com!
Ancestry.com keeps growing, but how can you find your ancestors on the huge and ever-changing site? In this workbook, an essential companion to the Unofficial Guide to Ancestry.com, you'll learn how to use Ancestry.com to its full advantage with detailed guides to searching Ancestry.com's digitized records. Each section briefly discusses how to search Ancestry.com for a particular type of record (including census records, vital...
|The Family Tree Irish Genealogy Guide: How to Trace Your Ancestors in Ireland|
by Claire Santry (Author)
Discover your Irish roots! Trace your Irish ancestors from American shores back to the Emerald Isle. This in-depth guide from Irish genealogy expert Claire Santry will take you step-by-step through the exciting--and challenging--journey of discovering your Irish roots. You'll learn how to identify immigrant ancestor, find your family's county and townland of origin, and locate key genealogical resources that will breathe life into your family tree. With historical timelines, sample records,...
|Unofficial Guide to FamilySearch.org: How to Find Your Family History on the Largest Free Genealogy Website|
by Dana McCullough (Author)
Master the #1 Free Genealogy Website!
Discover your ancestry on FamilySearch.org, the world's largest free genealogy website. This in-depth user guide shows you how to find your family in the site's databases of more than 3.5 billion names and millions of digitized historical records spanning the globe. Learn how to maximize all of FamilySearch.org's research tools--including hard-to-find features--to extend your family tree in America and the old country.
In this book, you'll...
|Finding Family: My Search for Roots and the Secrets in My DNA|
by Richard Hill (Author)
Finding Family: My Search for Roots and the Secrets in My DNA is the highly suspenseful account of an adoptee trying to reclaim the biological family denied him by sealed birth records. This fascinating quest, including the author's landmark use of DNA testing, takes readers on an exhilarating roller-coaster ride and concludes with a twist that rivals anything Hollywood has to offer.
In the vein of a classic mystery, Hill gathers the seemingly scant evidence surrounding...
|The Family Tree Problem Solver: Tried-and-True Tactics for Tracing Elusive Ancestors|
by Marsha Hoffman Rising (Author), Sharon DeBartolo Carmack (Foreword)
Proven Solutions for Your Research Challenges
Has your family history research hit a brick wall? Marsha Hoffman Rising's best-selling book The Family Tree Problem Solver has the solutions to help you find the answers you seek.Inside you'll find:Ideas on how to find vital records before civil registrationTips for finding ''missing'' ancestors on censusesInstructions for investigating collateral kin to further your pedigreeA look at advanced court records and...
|The Genealogy Do-Over Workbook|
by Thomas MacEntee (Author)
Back in December 2014, I made a big announcement online and in social media: Genealogy and I are parting ways. Done. Finished. Game over. Have you ever said to yourself, “That’s it! I’ve had it and it just isn’t worth it anymore!” Well, have you? Sort of like the character Howard Beale in the movie Network when he says, live on air, “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore!” By the end of 2014, after more than 25 years of researching my own family history, that is...
|Trace Your Roots with DNA: Using Genetic Tests to Explore Your Family Tree|
by Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak (Author), Ann Turner (Author)
Written by two of the country's top genealogists, Trace Your Roots with DNA is the first book to explain how new and groundbreaking genetic testing can help you research your ancestry
According to American Demographics, 113 million Americans have begun to trace their roots, making genealogy the second most popular hobby in the country (after gardening). Enthusiasts clamor for new information from dozens of subscription-based websites, email newsletters, and magazines devoted to...
|Unofficial Guide to Ancestry.com: How to Find Your Family History on the No. 1 Genealogy Website|
by Nancy Hendrickson (Author)
Master the world's #1 genealogy website and discover the secrets to Ancestry.com success! This book, updated in 2016 to include the most recent changes to the site, will help you get the most out of your Ancestry.com subscription by showing you how to take advantage of all the world's biggest genealogy website has to offer--and how to find answers to your family tree questions within its 14 billion records, 60 million family tree and 32,000 databases.