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The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy, Blaine T. Bettinger

Author    Blaine T. Bettinger

Title   The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy

Book Details   7 x 9.125, 240 pages, paper

Publisher    2016

ISBN Number    1440345325 / 9781440345326

Illustrator   Regular Price: $29.95

Seller ID   345326

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. Whether 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. Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy features: 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 and which tests can solve which family mysteries, with case studies showing how each can be useful Information about third-party tools you can use to more thoroughly analyze your test results once you’ve received them Test comparison guides and research forms to help you select the most appropriate DNA test and organize your results and research Part One: Getting Started Chapter 1: Genetic Genealogy Basics Chapter 2: Common Misconceptions Chapter 3: Ethics and Genetic Genealogy Part Two: Selecting a Test Chapter 4: Mitochondrial-DNA (mtDNA) Testing Chapter 5: Y-Chromosomal (Y-DNA) Testing Chapter 6: Autosomal-DNA (atDNA) Testing Chapter 7: X-Chromosomal (X-DNA) Testing Part Three: Analyzing and Applying Test Results Chapter 8: Third-Party Autosomal-DNA Tools Chapter 9: Ethnicity Estimates Chapter 10: Analyzing Complex Questions with DNA Chapter 11: Genetic Testing for Adoptees Chapter 12: The Future of Genetic Genealogy Appendices Appendix A: Comparison Guides Appendix B: Research Forms Appendix C: More Resources

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