Item description for Family History in the Genes: Trace your DNA and grow your family tree by Chris Pomery...
Thousands of family historians around the world have used DNA testing to extend their family tree and the scope of their research. This clear, concise and up-to-the-minute guide shows what genetics can do for anyone in search of their ancestors, including linking people with the same surname, unraveling clan relationships and exploring the genetic profile of individuals, locations and regions. It offers practical advice on the DNA tests available including the y-chromosome, mitochondrial and ancestry tests, helping you to choose the right test and use the results effectively. From the latest discoveries in the big surname studies to advice on starting your own DNA project, this is a fascinating introduction that will dominate future family history research.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.06" Width: 4.49" Height: 0.87" Weight: 0.53 lbs.
Release Date Nov 15, 2007
Publisher The National Archives
ISBN 1905615124 ISBN13 9781905615124
Availability 0 units.
More About Chris Pomery
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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Family History in the Genes Feb 9, 2008
A good book for those just starting or thinking about starting a Genealogy DNA project. Lots of examples, glossary of terms, list of useful websites, other books and readings and fully indexed. This is Chris Pomery's 2nd book covering DNA and genealogy.
Up to date, fact filled summary Feb 7, 2008
Chris Pommery wrote the very successful DNA and Family History: How Genetic Testing Can Advance Your Genealogical Research in 2004. Used copies sell for up to $100, and it is still a very useful guide.
This book is a major revision and update of DNA and Family History as the changed title reflects. Like its predecessor, it provides the very latest advice on a fast-moving subject, in compact format and at an affordable price. The glossary of terms in this confusing field is particularly good.
Reviews of Pomery's earlier book were highly complimentary and fact filled, and are well worth reading.
Pomery's new volume will help you write your own family histories using "best practices". He also maintains a fact filled website devoted to the book and issues an email newsletter that will keep you up on the field. Google DNAandfamilyhistory .