Advanced Genetic Genealogy: Techniques and Case Studies

Advanced Genetic Genealogy: Techniques and Case Studies

by Debbie Parker Wayne (Editor)


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Advanced Genetic Genealogy: Techniques and Case Studies helps intermediate researchers move up to the next level and advanced researchers apply the new DNA standards and write about DNA. This new book offers an in-home course in advanced genetic genealogy. Case studies demonstrate analyzing the DNA test results, correlating with documentary evidence, and writing about the findings, all incorporating the updated standards for using DNA. Full-color illustrations help the genealogist incorporate these techniques into personal or client research projects. Each of the fourteen chapters was written by a professional genealogist with DNA experience.

Eight chapters study real families (some using anonymized identities), including methods, tools, and techniques. Jim Bartlett covers how to triangulate a genome (mapping DNA segments to ancestors). Blaine T. Bettinger demonstrates the methodology for visual phasing (mapping DNA segments to the grandparents who passed down the segment to descendants, even when the grandparents cannot be tested). Kathryn J. Johnston shows how to use X-DNA to identify and confirm ancestral lines. James M. Owston describes findings of the Owston Y-DNA project. Melissa A. Johnson covers adoption and misattributed parentage research. Kimberly T. Powell provides guidance when researching families with endogamy and pedigree collapse. Debbie Parker Wayne combines atDNA and Y-DNA in a Parker family study. Ann Turner describes the raw DNA data and lab processes.

Three middle chapters cover genealogy standards as they relate to DNA and documentary evidence. Karen Stanbary applies the Genealogical Proof Standard to genetic genealogy in a hypothetical unknown parentage case illustrating start-to-finish analysis. Patricia Lee Hobbs uses atDNA to identify an unknown ancestor and that ancestor's maiden name, moving back and forth between documentary and DNA evidence. Thomas W. Jones describes best practices for genealogical writing and publishing when incorporating DNA evidence.

Three concluding chapters deal with ethics, emotions, and the future. Judy G. Russell covers ethical considerations. Michael D. Lacopo describes the effect on relationships when family secrets are uncovered, surfacing issues for all concerned. Debbie Kennett covers the current limitations and future promise of using DNA for genealogy. An extensive glossary, list of recommended resources, and index are included.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781733694902
Publisher: Wayne Research
Publication date: 03/20/2019
Pages: 414
Sales rank: 61,649
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.13(d)

About the Author

Debbie Parker Wayne is a board-certified genealogist experienced using DNA analysis and traditional techniques for genealogical research. Debbie is the co-author with Blaine T. Bettinger of the award-winning DNA workbook, Genetic Genealogy in Practice, published by the National Genealogical Society (NGS). She is the author of the online, self-paced course, Continuing Genealogical Studies: Autosomal DNA, offered by NGS. She is the DNA Project Chair for the Texas State Genealogical Society (TxSGS) and the Early Texans DNA Project. Her publications include a column on using DNA analysis for genealogical research in NGS Magazine and in TxSGS's Stirpes journal. Debbie was the course coordinator for the first beginner and intermediate DNA courses offered at four major U.S. genealogy institutes.

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments and Author Bios

Lessons Learned from Triangulating a Genome by Jim Bartlett

Visual Phasing Methodology and Techniques by Blaine T. Bettinger

X-DNA Techniques and Limitations by Kathryn J. Johnston

Y-DNA Analysis for a Family Study by James M. Owston

Unknown and Misattributed Parentage Research by Melissa A. Johnson

The Challenge of Endogamy and Pedigree Collapse by Kimberly T. Powell

Parker Study: Combining atDNA & Y-DNA by Debbie Parker Wayne

Would You Like Your Data Raw or Cooked? by Ann Turner

Drowning in DNA? The Genealogical Proof Standard Tosses a Lifeline by Karen Stanbary

Correlating Documentary and DNA Evidence to Identify an Unknown Ancestor by Patricia Lee Hobbs

Writing about, Documenting, and Publishing DNA Test Results by Thomas W. Jones

Ethical Underpinnings of Genetic Genealogy by Judy G. Russell

Uncovering Family Secrets: The Human Side of DNA Testing by Michael D. Lacopo

The Promise and Limitations of Genetic Genealogy by Debbie Kennett


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