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Family History in the Genes: Trace your DNA and grow your family tree Paperback – September 1, 2007

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Chris Pomery is an ex Times correspondent who now works as a freelance writer. Recent publications include DNA and Family History as well as articles in the BBC’s History magazine and the Daily Express. He lives in Berkshire, England.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: The National Archives (September 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1905615124
  • ISBN-13: 978-1905615124
  • Product Dimensions: 4.5 x 0.7 x 6.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.5 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,148,481 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Peter N. Smith on January 31, 2009
Format: Paperback
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 argues (convincingly) that other available DNA tests -- mitochondrial DNA tests and "genetic heritage" tests -- are unlikely to lead you to any long-lost relatives.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By P. Caverly on February 9, 2008
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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.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By LLS on August 2, 2010
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This book is better than the first one by Chris.
It is more up to date and seems a little easier
to read. I would make Family History in the Genes
a recommended reading for those interested in DNA
as part of their genealogy research.
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