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DNA & Genealogy

3.65  ·  Rating Details ·  37 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
DNA & Genealogy is more than a textbook on DNA analysis for genealogy. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced readers will all find this book fascinating. In addition to tutorials on the use of DNA for genealogy, DNA & Genealogy contains many unusual sidelights on "DNA in the News" and "Weird DNA". Do you know that there are people who have more than one DNA profile? ...more
Paperback, 179 pages
Published November 30th 2005 by Rice Book Press
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Aspen Mitchell
Dec 08, 2016 Aspen Mitchell rated it liked it
This book has twelve chapters and I'd say only half was useful to me. The other half of the book is only useful if you are actually going to get your DNA tested and start/join a Geneological DNA study.

The stuff I was looking for and found useful was well written, although it could get technical at times. The author explains how geneologists use DNA mutations to trace family lineages, mitochondrial DNA for tracing female lineages and Y-Chromosone for male lineages, the Most Common Recent Ancesto
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Dan Spradlin
Jan 08, 2013 Dan Spradlin rated it really liked it
I would give the content 5 stars. It is very technical and well explained.

Unfortunately, I give it 3 stars in the vocabulary side of the book. I think new words pop up too quickly and I have to keep referencing back to remember what each word means. There are a lot of acronyms and a lot of technical words. I like that the book doesn't treat you like a layman and really gets into what DNA and Genealogy means. I just didn't like the poor explanation of the vocabulary used often in the book (there
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Rob Weir
Jul 27, 2015 Rob Weir rated it liked it
Shelves: genealogy
A good, fast read but benefit greatly from an updated edition to take account of the newer, higher resolution tests now available (67 and 111 markers) as well as the new autosomal tests, e.g., FTNDA's "Family Finder".
Diane
Jun 07, 2015 Diane rated it really liked it
Shelves: genealogy
This is a very readble book on a complex subject. I renewed it as many times as I could at the library but now I have to return it. I may have to actually purchase this book.
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Excellent and detailed source for interpreting DNA results. Must keep this book handy.
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