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Trace Your Roots with DNA: Use Your DNA to…

Trace Your Roots with DNA: Use Your DNA to Complete Your Family Tree

by Megan Smolenyak

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    DNA and Social Networking: A Guide to Genealogy in the Twenty-First Century by Debbie Kennett (nathanm)
    nathanm: "Trace Your Roots with DNA" is a good book, but it's a bit outdated now.

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For a 2004 book this was very interesting to read 11 years later. The many web links are still valid. I especially liked the end of the book where much discussion is about the future. We have already met or exceeded some of the predictions. ( )
  RodMerrill | Nov 2, 2015 |
"Trace Your Roots with DNA" is a classic written when genetic genealogy was just taking off. It is really good at explaining the basics of Y-DNA and MtDNA and what those tests can tell people about their genealogy.

As the book was written in 2005, the sections on running projects and finding prospects are based on the reality at the time. The industry and sharing around genealogy and DNA have advanced in the nearly ten years since the book was written. In 2005 testing autosomal DNA was just a possibility for the future but now it is a reality.

It is good to have this classic on my shelf as a reference and a reminder of the starting point of genetic testing for genealogy. Now it is time to look for more up-to-date books on the subject.
  Familyhistorian | Sep 21, 2014 |
This book is a genealogical text and not light reading. It is also an incredibly useful and organised book on what is a rather complex subject.

The book deals with the concept that all women can be traced back to seven theoretical women - The Seven Daughters of Eve - who all lived in different places in the world, at different times. There are details on the setting up and contributing to a DNA project and a rather useful set of appendices dealing with resources and DNA testing companies.
1 vote AnglersRest | Jun 10, 2012 |
R/Genetic genealogy/DNA - Genealogy - Handbooks, manuals, etc.
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