• Presents an overview to genealogical principles and an introduction to DNA testing for nonexpert audiences
• Explains how genetic genealogy can provide data from within our bodies that tells us about who we are, who our ancestors were, and what characteristics our descendants may have
• Addresses key legal and ethical issues regarding DNA testing
• Describes the accepted protocols of DNA collection, handling, processing, evaluation, and interpretation that make DNA information more reliable than the other kinds of genealogical information
"NextGen would be a good introductory book . . . . I came away with a good understanding of DNA and why genealogists want to use it. Mr. Dowell is a good writer, and has written an excellent DNA book for those who are utilizing this set of information to establish family lines."-
Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter
Covering all three major categories of DNA testing for genealogical purposes, this book gives genealogists and other readers expert guidance on how to use this powerful and evolving tool.