Discover the answers to your family history mysteries using the most-cutting edge tool available to genealogists. This plain-English guide, newly revised and expanded, is a one-stop resource on genetic genealogy for family historians. Inside, you’ll learn what DNA tests are available, with up-to-date pros and cons of the major testing companies (including AncestryDNA) and advice on choosing the right test to answer your specific questions. For those who've already taken DNA tests, this guide will demystify 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 data. Inside, you'll find: Colorful diagrams and expert definitions that explain key DNA terms and concepts, such as haplogroups and DNA inheritance patterns Detailed guides to each of the major kinds of DNA tests: autosomal-DNA (atDNA), mitochondrial-DNA (mtDNA), Y-chromosomal DNA (Y-DNA), and X-chromosomal DNA (X-DNA) Tips for selecting the DNA test that can best help solve your family mysteries, with case studies showing how each test can be useful in research Information about third-party tools you can use to more thoroughly analyze your test results once you've received them Test companion guides and research forms to help you select the most appropriate DNA test and organize your results and research once you've been tested
Author: Emily D. Aulicino
Publisher: Author House
Release Date: 2013-12-19
Finally, in the rapidly evolving field of genetic genealogy an up-to-date resource is here! A Genetic Genealogy Handbook: 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 disprove 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. A Genetic Genealogy Handbook: The Basics and Beyond helps experienced and fledgling researchers become genetic genealogists able to use DNA testing to resolve genealogical roadblocks.
Author: Family Tree Magazine Editors
Publisher: Family Tree Books
Release Date: 2018-07-03
The answers to all your genealogy questions in one place! This convenient, time-saving collection of genealogy info gathers the best resources, tips, lists, and need-to-know facts, all curated by the experts at Family Tree Magazine. This travel-sized book contains easy-to-access details about a variety of family history topics, from important dates in US history to the different kinds of DNA tests and hacks for using the best genealogy websites. SELLING POINTS: * Genealogy websites continue to grow more popular, but the size and scope of these websites make it difficult for users to access key information amidst all the data. This book consolidates the most important genealogical information so researchers can use these websites (and other resources) more effectively. * Highly marketed consumer DNA tests are attracting millions of new consumers to the genealogy market, and many of these individuals don't have a solid understanding of genealogy's basics. A general-reference book like this will give these new genealogists the tools they need to take their first steps into the hobby. * This book's trim size makes it easy to carry while traveling or doing on-site research, giving it more utility than its large and heavy competitors. 30 b/w illustrations
Discover your Italian roots! Say "ciao" to your Italian ancestors! This in-depth guide will walk you through the exciting journey of researching your Italian famiglia both here and in Italy. Inside, you'll find tips for every phase of Italian genealogy research, from identifying your immigrant ancestor and pinpointing his hometown to uncovering records of him in Italian archives. In this book, you'll find: Basic information on starting your family history research, including how to trace your immigrant ancestor back to Italy Strategies for uncovering genealogy records (including passenger lists, draft cards, and birth, marriage, and death records) from both the United States and Italy, with annotated sample records Crash-course guides to Italian history, geography, and names Helpful Italian genealogical word lists Sample letters for requesting records from Italian archives Whether your ancestors hail from the island of Sicily or the hills of Piedmont, The Family Tree Italian Genealogy Guide will give you the tools you need to track your family in Italy.
Author: Kenyata D. Berry
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2018-11-06
The popularity of Family History has increased over the past five years due to TV shows like Genealogy Roadshow, Finding Your Roots, and Who Do You Think You Are? The ability to access records online has opened up the one time hobby for genealogy enthusiasts to the mainstream. Companies like Ancestry.com, Familysearch.org, Findmypast.com, and MyHeritage have spent millions of dollars making records available around the world. DNA technology continues to evolve and provides the instant gratification that we have become use to as a society. But then the question remains, what does that really mean? Knowing your ancestry is more than just ethnic percentages it’s about creating and building a story about your family history. The Family History Toolkit is designed to help you navigate the sometimes overwhelming and sometimes treacherous waters of finding your ancestors. While this is not a comprehensive guide to all things genealogy, it is a roadmap to help you on this journey of discovery, whether you are looking for your African Asian, European, or Jewish ancestry. The Family History Toolkit guides you on how and where to begin, what records are available both online and in repositories, what to do once you find the information, how to share your story and of course DNA discoveries.
Popular television shows, such as Finding Your Roots and Who Do You Think You Are?, have ignited a renewed passion for traditional genealogical research and thrown genetic ancestry testing into the spotlight. Once a tool only for historians and forensic scientists, DNA testing is now available directly to the consumer. Supporting the Next Generation Science Standards on heredity and inheritance of traits, this book uses simple language and detailed images and charts to explain how genetic ancestry testing is done, what it can, and cannot, reveal about a family tree, and the potential unintended consequences of being tested. Sidebars offer information about related topics, such as the Human Genome Project, mitochondrial Eve, and genetic genealogy careers.
Author: Regina Mason
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release Date: 2011-08-29
Genre: Family & Relationships
Family Reunion: Taking it to the next level is a book written as a step-by-step guide to researching your family’s history and successful family reunion planning. It was written for those who desire to take their family reunion to the next level; from the backyard to the hotel courtyard, from local to national, and from one branch to multiple branches of the family tree. This book is useful for both the novice and the more experienced family historian, genealogical researcher, or reunion organizer. TOPICS COVERED • Family History Research • Family Trees and Genealogy Software • Navigating Online Genealogy Databases & Records • Genetic Genealogy and DNA Testing • Preserving and Sharing the Family History • Family Reunion Planning • 24-Month Family Reunion Timeline Planner • Reunion Invitations and Letters • Organizing Reunion Planning Committees • Responsibilities of the Reunion Planning Committees & Subcommittees • Budgeting and Financing the Reunion • Activities & Games • The Reunion Tee-shirt • The Family Reunion Souvenir Book • Creating a Family Website
Genetic genealogy charting, worksheets and documentation Y, Mt and Autosomal DNA and using Gedmatch. Case Studies for Multi Ethnic, slave, free people of color ancestries. Building your family tree with DNA results. MEHRAssociation membership applications and chart submission forms.
DNA testing is now being used by thousands of genealogists around the world. DNA and Family History is the first guide to this pioneering subject, designed for family historians and surname study organizers at any stage in their research. In simple language aimed at non-scientists, Chris Pomery examines the background and the issues.
Welcome to The DNA Guide for Adoptees: How to use genealogy and genetics to uncover your roots, connect with your biological family, and better understand your medical history. If you are an adoptee, there's likely missing information about your past and you hope to change that. You've come to the right place! This book is for you if you have hope that DNA testing might open up the search for information about yourself, your origins, and your future. We've worked hard to compile the resources in this book and explain in plain English how DNA and genealogical records fit together like the pieces of a puzzle. In the chapters that follow, we've created a place for you to turn as you come face-to-face with questions about health, ancestry, biological family, and DNA. Why DNA testing, and why now? DNA testing is a game-changer for people researching family connections. Many recent advances have made it possible for adoptees to search for answers more easily than they could have done even a few years ago. Consider the following changes: At-home DNA tests have grown in number and dropped in price. Millions of people use software to build and track their family trees and share results online. Billions of vital records, legal files, and other documents are available online. Social networks and search engines make it easy to find and connect to people all over the world. Adoptees are sharing their DNA stories publicly, through television shows and other media. While advances in DNA testing are exciting and useful, there are real limitations, and we will be the first to acknowledge that DNA doesn't hold all of the answers for everyone. Nevertheless, it plays an important role for adoptees hoping to learn more about themselves and their genetics. In some cases, DNA testing has helped adoptees discover unknown medical risks, which is invaluable in situations where little or no family health history is available. You may have already started down the path of DNA testing, or it may be entirely new to you. No matter where you are starting, we have worked to make the information in this book interesting, useful, and easy to understand. We include real-life examples, fictionalized scenarios, and advice we've gathered from adoptees to make this book relevant no matter your prior experience with DNA. Why this book? As two women active in the genetic genealogy community, our decision to work together on The DNA Guide for Adoptees came from a desire to provide a comprehensive resource about DNA testing that pulls everything into one place. What you learn from testing your DNA can have a profound impact on you, your family members, and even future generations. Information can be a powerful thing. As mothers, daughters, sisters, spouses, and friends, we have seen how the discovery of new information can impact relationships. As writers and professionals with unique and diverse experiences in genetics, genealogy, and counseling support, we also know the journey through DNA and a search for family can be emotional for many people. We have worked professionally and personally with adoptees, and we understand some of the unique challenges you face. We've done our best to present material to you from a place of understanding and compassion. This book will provide you with practical advice on topics such as medical and genealogical DNA testing, handling emotional aspects of the search, and recommended resources to help take your research efforts to the next level. What helps one person may not be relevant for others, so we cover different approaches suitable for different situations.
Author: Anne Hart
Release Date: 2003
Genealogists are now using molecular genealogy-comparing and matching people by matrilineal DNA lineages-mtDNA or patrilineal Y-chromosome ancestry and/or racial percentages tests. People interested in ancestry now look at genetic markers to trace the migrations of the human species. Here's how to trace your genealogy by DNA from your grandparents back 10,000 or more years. Anyone can be interested in DNA for ancestry research, but of interest to Jews from Eastern Europe is to see how different populations from a mosaic of communities reached their current locations. From who are you descended? What markers will shed light on your deepest ancestry? You can study DNA for medical reasons or to discover the geographic travels and dwelling places of some of your ancestors. How do Europeans in general fit into the great migrations of prehistory that took all to where they are today based on their genetic DNA markers and sequences? Where is the geographic center of their origin and the roots of all people? Specifically, how can you interpret your DNA test for family history as a beginner in researching ancestry and your own family history?
"This book looks at all the latest advances in DNA testing from the Y-chromosome tests used in surname projects through to the latest autosomal DNA tests. Debbie Kennett explores the use of new social media, including Facebook, Twitter, blogs and wikis, along with more traditional networking methods. DNA and social Networking is an indispensable guide to the use of twenty-first-century technology in family history research" --Dust jacket flap.
Have you taken your DNA test, read your ethnicity estimate, and wonder how your results can actually help you with your genealogy? By developing a DNA testing plan, you can maximise your chances for solving your family mysteries and extending your family tree.
Author: Anne Hart
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Health & Fitness
Learn to interpret the expression of your genes before you count your calories. If you're supposed to eat 'bright' for your 'genotype,' then you begin by mapping your genetic expression. Can the average consumer afford to find out what to eat for improved health and nourishment based upon tests of genetic expression? Can consumers override any inherited risks revealed in the genetic signature with foods and nutraceuticals individually tailored? What does it mean to eat 'smarter' foods that target specific genes? How do your genes respond to what you eat? There is a strong connection between nutrition and genotype, especially in regards to your cardiovascular and central nervous system health. So you need to tailor foods intelligently to your DNA. Match what you eat to your genetic expression. Genes are distributed, function, and work in such ways that nearly every reasonable diet could work well in about six percent of the population. Nutritional genomics, often abbreviated as 'nutrigenomics' is about increasing that success rate. How will science working together with the consumer tackle the issues confronting us as the population ages? Consumer involvement can democratize the science of nutritional genomics by improving diets for better health. You can ask to work on ethics boards or create your own. How is discovering deep ancestry through DNA testing related to the ways that food affects your health?