In September of 2016, The National Genealogical Society (NGS) published Genetic Genealogy in Practice, the first workbook on genetic genealogy. Written by Blaine T. Bettinger, PhD, JD, and Debbie Parker Wayne, CGSM, CGLSM, the book provides family historians and genealogists who have just begun to explore genetic genealogy practical, easy to understand information that they can apply to their research. As Wayne notes in her blog, Deb’s Delvings in Genealogy, “DNA can seem complex to many of us, but this book will guide you and help build your knowledge level one step at a time.”
At their own pace, readers learn the basic concepts of genetic genealogy. They then build on that knowledge as they study the testing, analysis, and application of Y-DNA, X-DNA, mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), and autosomal DNA (atDNA) to reach and support genealogical conclusions. Each chapter includes exercises with answer keys for hands-on practice.
Through the end of October – or while supplies last, we’re discounting the price 15% (Reg. $29.95, on sale for just $25.46 – plus $5.50 p&h). We’re also making it available during the sale period in a bundle with Blaine Bettinger’s other new volume, The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy, at 25% off off for the bundle (Reg 59.94 – on sale for just $44.96 – plus $8 p&h).
The following is from the Table of Contents:
- Chapter 1 – Basic Genetics
- Chapter 2 – Genetic Genealogy, Standards, and Ethics
- Chapter 3 – Genealogical Applications for Y-DNA
- Chapter 4 – Genealogical Applications for mtDNA
- Chapter 5 – Genealogical Applications for atDNA
- Chapter 6 – Genealogical Applications for X-DNA
- Chapter 7 – Incorporating DNA Testing in a Family Study
- Chapter 8 – Incorporating DNA Evidence in a Written Conclusion
- Appendix A: Charts for Exercises
- Appendix B: Glossary
- Appendix C: Reading and Source List
- Appendix D: Chapter Exercise Answers
Blaine Bettinger is an intellectual property attorney in Syracuse, New York. The author of The Genetic Genealogist blog, he is a genealogy educator, a trustee of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, and organizer of the Shared cM Project, a crowdsourced project examining the associations between genetic data and genealogical relationships.
Debbie Parker Wayne is a professional genealogist who has conducted research for individuals as well as for the PBS series “Finding Your Roots” with Henry Louis Gates Jr. and other television shows. She is an award-winning author, the coordinator for genetic genealogy institute courses, and the DNA Project Chair for the Texas State Genealogical Society.
Genetic Genealogy in Practice; by Blaine T. Bettinger & Debbie Parker Wayne; Sept 2016; 8.5×11; 204 pp; ISBN: 978-1-935815-22-8; Item #: NGS25