Genetic Genealogy in Practice

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 208 pages
Author: B. Bettinger & D. Wayne
Year: 2016
ISBN: 9781935815228
Other: tables, appendixes, glossary
Publisher: National Genealogical Society

'Genetic Genealogy in Practice' covers the basic knowledge needed to apply DNA evidence to genealogical questions and then reinforces this foundation with practical application. Each chapter ends with exercises that include real problems that reasaechers encounter. Answers allow complex concepts to be reviewed and mastered.

As well as covering the basics of DNA testing for family history problems, 'Genetic Genealogy in Practice' includes discussions of ethical issues, genealogical standards, and tips on how to incorporate genetic evidence into a written conclusion.

Researchers from all levels will gain a better understanding of genetic genealogy from this book. The authors developed and teach week-long genetic genealogy courses at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, and used the experience from those courses to develop this workbook.

1. Basic Genetics
2. Genetic Genealogy, Standards and Ethics
3. Genealogical Applications for Y-DNA
4. Genealogical Applications for mtDNA
5. Genealogical Applications for atDNA
6. Genealogical Applications for X-DNA
7. Incorporating DNA Testing in a Family Study
8. Incorporating DNA Evidence in a Written Conclusion
9. Conclusion
Appendix A. Charts for Exercises
Appendix B. Glossary
Appendix C. Reading and Source List
Appendix D. Chapter Exercise Answers

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