DNA and Family History: How Genetic Testing Can Advance Your Genealogical Research

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In the wake of highly-publicized scientific breakthroughs in using genetics to establish family connections, genealogists began to see potential for their own research. Now many are finding that organizing tests is a relatively straightforward matter - and that comparing the DNA signatures of individuals can reveal startling information on families, surnames and origins. Here Chris Pomery explains the practicalities of testing and interpreting the results. He also takes an objective look at the issues. Whether ...

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Overview

In the wake of highly-publicized scientific breakthroughs in using genetics to establish family connections, genealogists began to see potential for their own research. Now many are finding that organizing tests is a relatively straightforward matter - and that comparing the DNA signatures of individuals can reveal startling information on families, surnames and origins. Here Chris Pomery explains the practicalities of testing and interpreting the results. He also takes an objective look at the issues. Whether you are simply seeking to stay informed, actively interested in exploiting the technology, or already part of a DNA project, this is the one guide that fully explores the existing possibilities.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781550025361
  • Publisher: Dundurn Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/2004
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 567,278
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Chris Pomery is organizer of the pioneering Pomeroy study, which has been widely cited in coverage including Radio 4's Surnames, Genes and Genealogy and Steve Jones' controversial book Y: The Descent of Men. He lives in Cornwall, England.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
1 The ancestral message in your DNA 8
2 The unfolding story of human migrations 20
3 A new reading of surnames 36
4 Reading your ancestral message 50
5 Y-chromosome study scenarios 62
6 Single-ancestor studies 70
7 Surname studies 79
8 Clan and caste studies 88
9 The DNA test checklist 98
10 How to select a DNA testing company 104
11 How to launch and market your DNA study 116
12 How to analyze your DNA results 122
13 How to present and publish your study 134
14 The future of genetic genealogy 148
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