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DNA & Genealogy Paperback – November 30, 2005
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I usually want to be advised of the background of authors and would have preferred some explanation of their background and basis for expertise.
These differences are expanded by different mutations (changes) in the Y chromosomes DNA that allow genealogists to verify the relatedness of persons with the same family name among males, and sometimes find "non-paternity events" such as adoptions and connections among lines with a different surname.
The book goes into detail that can be a bit too complicated for some people, but the information is there if one can study and be willing to read other books such as "The Seven Daughters of Eve" by Bryan Sykes (2001) or "Deep Ancestry" by Spencer Wells (2006).
The book does relay heavily on the "Genome Project" by National Geographic Society and supports one testing lab at the expense of other excellent gene testing projects.
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UGH FAR too complex for someone who just wants to understand DNA in order to help their research.
About half way through she decides to give you tips on being an... Read more
This book has met my expectations and has helped me get on the road to possibly understand what my DNA tests are trying to tell me. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Cliff Rayl
I was doing fine with this book until I got to this sentence, "Since Thomas Jefferson was a bachelor with no documented children..." That is just flat out wrong. Read morePublished 13 months ago by DianaR9999
This is a little too technical for the layperson, or for someone simply wanting to translate findings from Ancestry DNA, and other testing methods.Published 13 months ago by LeoCJ
USED THIS IN THE PAST, DNA HAS CHANGED SO MUCH SINCE THIS WAS PUBLISHED, GREAT REFERENCE TOOL STILLPublished 15 months ago by Judy Mahaffey
Lots of new and good info.
I would refer it to people that are interested in genealogy and DNA studies
Included both beginner and expert material, well worth the read. I currently have all of Colleen's books and have found all of them equally five star.Published on May 19, 2013 by James Sipe