Genetic Genealogy: The Basics and Beyond

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 264 pages
Author: E. Aulicino
Year: 2014
ISBN: 9781491840900
Other: b&w photos, charts, appendixes, glossary
Publisher: AuthorHouse

Finally, in the rapidly evolving field of genetic genealogy, an up-to-date resource is here! 'Genetic Genealogy: The Basics and Beyond' provides genealogists with the knowledge and confidence to use DNA testing for family research.

The book guides genealogists in understanding various tests and determining what DNA segments came from which ancestor. The book explains how DNA testing helps when written records stop and discusses how testing proves or disproves oral family history. Learn which tests help adoptees; understand why you resemble your relatives and how testing can connect you with cousins you never knew. Discover how to encourage potential cousins to test and learn guidelines for becoming a project administrator, genetic genealogy speaker or facilitator for your genealogical society's DNA interest group.

Whether you are experienced or fledgling research this handbook can help you use DNA testing to resolve genealogical roadblocks.

1. A Brief History of Genetic Genealogy
2. Building Blocks for Understanding DNA
3. Types of DNA Tests
4. To Test or Not to Test
5. Testing Goals and Test Candidates
6. Convincing a Person to Test
7. Choosing a Testing Company
8. What to Do while Waiting for Results
9. What to Do when Results Arrive
10. Upgrading a Test
11. Triangulation
12. Chromosome Mapping and Phasing
13. Being a DNA Project Administrator
14. Creating a DNA Interest Group
15. Becoming a DNA Speaker
Appendix A. Success Stories
Appendix B. Quick Steps
Appendix C. Testing Companies
Appendix D. Autosomal Statistics
Appendix E. Additional Resources
Appendix F. Glossary

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