Trace Your Roots with DNA: Using Genetic Tests to Explore Your Family Tree [NOOK Book]

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Written by two of the country's top genealogists, this authoritative book is the first to explain how new and groundbreaking genetic testing can help you research your ancestry

You're introduced to a stranger who shares your last name. Don't you always wonder, Could we be related?

Thanks to breakthrough science in the rapidly growing world of genetics, it's now possible to find out. Trace Your Roots with DNA is the first comprehensive guide to ...

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Trace Your Roots with DNA: Using Genetic Tests to Explore Your Family Tree

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Overview

Written by two of the country's top genealogists, this authoritative book is the first to explain how new and groundbreaking genetic testing can help you research your ancestry

You're introduced to a stranger who shares your last name. Don't you always wonder, Could we be related?

Thanks to breakthrough science in the rapidly growing world of genetics, it's now possible to find out. Trace Your Roots with DNA is the first comprehensive guide to this amazing new field. With genetic testing (don't worry—no needles, medical privacy is assured, and you don't have to dig up your dead relatives), you'll be able to knock down genealogical brick walls. The fascinating results can tell you:

  • If you're related to someone with the same or similar last name
  • Which region your African ancestors came from
  • If that family rumor of adoption is ­really true
  • Whether or not you ­really have a Native American ancestor—and more!

Most important, you'll find out how the tests work, which ones to use, where to get them, and how to read your results. Join the future of genealogy, and learn to Trace Your Roots with DNA.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609616168
  • Publisher: Rodale
  • Publication date: 10/7/2004
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 320,416
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Megan Smolenyak
MEGAN SMOLENYAK has been an avid genealogist for more than three decades and is an expert at family history research. The lead researcher for the PBS Ancestors series, she is a contributing editor for Heritage Quest and the author of Honoring Our Ancestors, In Search of Our Ancestors, and They Came to America. She currently resides in Williamsburg, VA.

ANN TURNER was hooked on genealogy when she learned that her parents' ancestors had arrived in the United States on the same ship yet went their separate ways until her parents met 300 years later. She works at home, writing computer software and composing messages for the popular Genealogy-DNA mailing list. She currently resides in Menlo Park, California.
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