Family History in the Genes: Trace your DNA and grow your family tree
|Rating||:||4.46 (642 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||256 Pages|
Recent publications include DNA and Family History as well as articles in the BBC’s History magazine and the Daily Express. About the Author Chris Pomery is an ex Times correspondent who now works as a freelance writer. . He lives in Berkshire, England
Thousands of family historians around the world have used DNA testing to extend their family tree and the scope of their research. 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.. 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
Four Stars P.J.K. As described and order came at right time. DNA Studies This book is better than the first one by Chris.It is more up to date and seems a little easierto read. I would make Family History in the Genesa recommended reading for those interested in DNAas part of their genealogy research.. Useful but repetitive Rather short (219 rather small pages before glossary, index, etc.) and useful for my purposes, but it could have been much shorter and just as useful. Pomery's central message is that Y-chromosome tests can be useful for genealogical research because the genetic transmission of the Y-chromosome from father to son so precisely parallels the inheritance of surnames, which are documented by so many conventional genealogical records (e.g., census, birth or baptism records, marriage registers). He
Recent publications include DNA and Family History as well as articles in the BBC’s History magazine and the Daily Express. Chris Pomery is an ex Times correspondent who now works as a freelance writer. He lives in Berkshire, England.